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MM 2.24: Three former Maryland men’s soccer players land on preliminary Olympic qualifying rosters

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Three former Terps are one step closer to representing their country at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament at the Tokyo Summer Games.

Donovan Pines (USA), Eryk Williamson (USA) and Dayne St. Clair (CAN) each qualified as one of the top 50 players from their respective countries, landing on preliminary rosters for the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament.

Qualifications between Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico and the United States will take place from March 18 to 30 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The preliminary 50-player pools will be paired down to the 20-man rosters by March 8.

Group stage play will take place between March 18-25 in a round-robin style tournament. Those who finish in first and second place from each group will move on to the semifinals.

Semifinals will be played on March 28, where winners will move on to the final and represent their countries in Tokyo.

The final for the qualifying tournament will be on March 30.

In Other News

Maryland women’s basketball beat Iowa in a shootout, which included the return of Angel Reese.

Dylan gave his three takeaways from the women’s basketball win over Iowa.

Sam broke down the film from Maryland men’s basketball’s win over Rutgers.

Ben previewed the 2021 Maryland field hockey season.

Former Testudo Times editor Justin Fitzgerald gave his take on why Brenda Frese’s name should be added to the court at the Xfinity Center.

Maryland men’s basketball ended up back on the bubble in Joe Lunardi’s latest bracket release.

Katie Benzan broke a program record in the Maryland women's basketball win against Iowa.

Nick Grill was named Big Ten Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week.

Maryland football is in the running for three-star recruit Quintavious Lockett.

The Terps are also in the top-10 for a key 2022 defensive back.

Maryland baseball is closing in on its season opener.

The cinematic recap of Maryland women’s soccer’s thrilling draw came through.