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Maryland men’s soccer releases 2019 schedule

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The defending national champions have another tough slate coming up.

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Maryland men’s soccer released its 2019 schedule Wednesday afternoon, which will be another challenging slate as the Terps look to defend their national title.

Sasho Cirovski’s squad will face seven NCAA Tournament teams from last year, including the three other College Cup participants: Akron, Indiana and Michigan State. Maryland will also play former ACC rival Virginia at Audi Field again on Labor Day, Sept. 2, and at Talen Energy Stadium, the home of the Philadelphia Union, against Villanova on Sept. 16.

The Terps will open their regular season Aug. 30 at Ludwig Field against South Florida before starting a tough three-game stretch. After playing Virginia, Maryland will travel to the West Coast to play UCLA on Sept. 6, then welcome Akron to College Park for a College Cup Final rematch one week later. Other nonconference matches include home dates against St. John’s, Yale and Cal State Fullerton and a short road trip to Georgetown.

The Big Ten schedule is flipped from last year, which means Maryland will host Northwestern, Rutgers, Indiana and Michigan and travel to Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State.

The Terps lose a lot from last year’s national championship team, but have another schedule that will get them prepared for postseason play. Maryland played 10 NCAA Tournament teams last year, and after an uninspiring 4-5-3 start, went on a 9-1-1 tear that ended with the program’s fourth national title.

Here’s the full Maryland soccer 2019 schedule.

Date Opponent
Date Opponent
Aug. 30 vs. USF
Sept. 2 vs. Virginia (Audi Field)
Sept. 6 @ UCLA
Sept. 13 vs. Akron
Sept. 16 @ Villanova (Talen Energy Stadium)
Sept. 20 vs. Northwestern
Sept. 23 vs. St. John's
Sept. 27 @ Wisconsin
Oct. 2 vs. Rutgers
Oct. 5 vs. Cal State Fullerton
Oct. 11 @ Michigan State
Oct. 14 @ Georgetown
Oct. 18 vs. Indiana
Oct. 21 vs. Yale
Oct. 25 @ Ohio State
Oct. 29 @ Penn State
Nov. 3 vs. Michigan
Big Ten opponents in italics