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Posted at 9:10 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Video: Maryland Terrapins' top 10 goals

By Steve Goff

Though they fell short of an NCAA championship, the Maryland Terrapins enjoyed a phenomenal season, winning 15 consecutive matches before their quarterfinal defeat and featuring several players with professional qualities. (On the video, you'll see high-quality strikes by juniors Matt Kassel and Casey Townsend, who are weighing early entry into MLS.)


By Steve Goff  | December 17, 2010; 9:10 AM ET
Categories:  College Soccer  | Tags:  Maryland Terrapins  
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Comments

Love those guys. Just wish they were 6 inches taller.

Posted by: dsheon1 | December 17, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Some nice goals. As an aside, I thought there was a celebration etiquette faux pas on goal #10. The goal was really made by the guy who used the defender like a traffic cone and played a perfect ball into the box. When you score on that you should run to the guy who played you the ball instead of doing the "I'm a god" arms out celebration. Kids these days.

Posted by: AndrewKB | December 17, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Kemp's strike against Penn St should have beeen #1 - better goal, MUCH more important game. That was Maryland's last win of the season.

Posted by: soccerman | December 17, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Beautiful shots. Couldn't help but notice that a lot of them were long distance blasts and volleys. Having not seen any other goals by MD this year, should I be concerned that our young guns are not creating team goals with quick one-touch passing and creative runs? These seem like the low-percentage shots that make the highlight reel when they go in but usually are a wasted chance (a-la-Santino).

Posted by: WorldCup | December 17, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Correct call on what was #1. Possibly the most amazing goal I've seen in person. The video doesn't quite do justice to what a rocket it was. And yes, it was against Costal Carolia, but just about every goal in that game was really skillful.

Posted by: M__N | December 17, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Nice compilation. I didn't know Tony Limarzi was doing Terps games.

Kassel is impressive ambidextrous (ambifootrous?). Anyway, he's good with both feet as you can tell his 2 long range goals were scored with different feet. He takes freekicks from both sides.

Kassel and Townsend should both do well as professional players.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 17, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Every soccer player should be "ambifootrous"- as a player myself I simply don't understand professionals who completely shy away from one foot or the other. It's pretty crazy. Great goals, all of them

Posted by: carmines757 | December 17, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

That poor Coastal Carolina goalkeeper... three of those goals were against him.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | December 17, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Man oh man...it sure looks like the crowd was having fun at those games. Very cool to see for the college game.

Posted by: rhorto01 | December 17, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Carmine, how many pros take free kicks effectively w both feet? Very few.

It requires a greater level of proficiency than other tasks like trapping the ball or making a short pass or tapping in a goal.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 17, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

You're right, it does- I'm not knocking Townsend, but there are many Marc Burchs in the pro game who may as well have one leg because they never use the other

Posted by: carmines757 | December 18, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Although there were some good goals on the video I was very disappointed to see Jason Herrick left out of it. If I'm not mistaken he was their leading goal scorer and had some incredible scores this season. He had a few two goal games.
Herrick will make a fine MLS player and I look forward to seeing him and some other Terps at the next level.

Posted by: kennypowers1 | December 18, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

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