Maryland Terrapins' Zac MacMath, a U.S. under-20 goalkeeper, planning to go pro after college season
U.S. under-20 national team goalkeeper Zac MacMath told the Insider today that he is tentatively planning to leave the University of Maryland after this junior season and pursue a career in MLS or Europe.
"I am concentrating on this season first, but I'm definitely thinking that, past the season, my time has come and that I am hopefully ready to take on a new challenge," he said. "Really, the only thing that could keep me in college would be an injury."
MacMath, 19, will start again for the second-seeded Terrapins on Saturday afternoon in College Park against No. 10 Michigan in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
"He is definitely ready for the next step, and it's going to be Zac's choice," Maryland Coach Sasho Cirovski said. "I'm not looking to keep Zac in school. If he ends up staying, I will be delighted, but he's ready to move into the next phase of his career. I'm ecstatic that I've had him for three years."
MacMath is among 13 non-seniors on MLS's target list to sign to Generation Adidas contracts this winter. He also is well known abroad after starring for the U-20s at the Milk Cup and training with Everton for a week last summer. Scouts from Spain and Germany have monitored him as well. I will have the full story about MacMath, and his thoughts about possibly signing with MLS, in Saturday's print edition (available online tonight). UPDATE: Here is the story.
| December 3, 2010; 4:28 PM ET
Categories: College Soccer, MLS | Tags: Maryland Terrapins
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