Maryland–Virginia men's soccer rivalry

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Maryland-Virginia men's soccer rivalry
SportCollege soccer
First meetingOctober 8, 1941
Maryland 12, Virginia 0
Latest meetingSeptember 2, 2019
Virginia 2, Maryland 0
Statistics
Meetings total82
All-time seriesMaryland, 42–30–10
Largest victoryMaryland 12–0 Virginia (1941)
Longest win streak20, Maryland (1941–1969)
Longest unbeaten streak23, Maryland (1941–1971)
Current win streak1, Virginia (2019)

The Maryland–Virginia men's soccer rivalry, sometimes referred[citation needed] to as the Tydings Cup[note 1], is a rivalry between the University of Maryland Terrapins men's soccer team, and the University of Virginia Cavaliers men's soccer team. When both teams competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the rivalry was considered one of the most intense college soccer rivalries in the United States.[5] Much of this is due to the program's long-standing rivalries across other sports and competing for recruits in the Mid-Atlantic, as both programs participated in the ACC for over 60 years before Maryland left for the Big Ten Conference.

Both UVA and Maryland have NCAA Championship programs in men's soccer. The Cavaliers have won seven NCAA Championships (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2009, 2014) while the Terrapins have won four (1968, 2005, 2008, 2018). Both programs are also extremely consistent. As of 2019, Virginia has made the College Cup Tournament bracket an NCAA record 39 consecutive years. Maryland has made the tournament 19 consecutive years since 2001.

Virginia is 29–16–7 in the rivalry since 1978, but Maryland started 26–1–3 between 1941 and 1977, and still leads 42–30–10 overall. The programs are coached by two of the most reputable coaches in the collegiate game who have both coached their respective programs for over 20 years. The Cavaliers are coached by George Gelnovatch while the Terrapins are coached by Sasho Cirovski.

Rivalry[edit]

History[edit]

Klöckner Stadium, the home ground of Virginia.

The origins of both programs begin in the early to mid-1940s. In 1941, Virginia began sponsoring a varsity men's soccer program, while Maryland followed suit in 1946.[6] Prior to the 1946 meeting, Virginia's varsity team played Maryland's club team in the early 1940s in season fixtures. The first recorded meeting between both teams was on October 8, 1941 where the Maryland club team defeated the Virginia varsity team, 12-0, making it the largest defeat by either team in the series.[7] The first meeting between the two sides as varsity programs was on October 25, 1947, where Maryland defeated Virginia 3-0.[7]

The two teams met infrequently through the remainder of the 1940s into the mid-1950s. In 1955, the Atlantic Coast Conference began sponsoring men's college soccer as a conference sport, in which both Maryland and Virginia joined, thus causing the two teams to meet on an annual basis for the next half-century. The specific origins of the rivalry from this point are unknown, but much of it became rooted in the proximity between the two schools, and the fact Virginia and Maryland are border states.

The rivalry between both schools did not escalate until well into the 21st century, primarily due to the fact the school's until then saw periods of success on the pitch at different times. Maryland, for instance, saw much success in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament, including a national title in the mid-to-late 1960s, whereas Virginia only qualified for one NCAA Tournament during that time. Conversely, Virginia saw much of their success come under Bruce Arena during their five-peat run in the late-1980s to mid-1990s. However, from 1976 to 1994, Maryland only qualified once for the NCAA Tournament.

In the late 1990s, the rivalry intensified with both teams regularly jockeying for ACC supremacy, which, at the time, was one of the top college conferences in the sport. This was due to the amount of national championships won, and at-large berths received in comparison to other collegiate conferences. Additionally, the rivalry intensified as both schools often tried to attract the top high school talents in the Mid-Atlantic region. Throughout the 2000s, the teams were both regularly ranked in the Top-10 of the NSCAA polls. Also during this team, Maryland's Sasho Cirovski and Virginia's George Gelnovatch were established as some of the most elite collegiate coaches in the United States. This was emphasized with Cirovski's National Coach of the Year Award in 2005, as well as both Cirovski and Gelnovatch's ACC Coach of the Year Awards earned throughout the late 1990s into the early 2000s.[8] Additionally, during this time, three of the ten national championships in the 2000s were won by either Maryland or Virginia. Maryland won the NCAA title in 2005 and again in 2008. The following year, Virginia won the 2009 title. Furthermore, during the 2000s either one of the teams reached the College Cup (Final Four) eight of the 10 occasions. In 2011, College Soccer News rated the rivalry as the third most intense in the nation.[9]

Ludwig Field, the home ground of Maryland.

The general Maryland-Virginia rivalry has become less intense since Maryland moved to the Big Ten Conference during the 2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment, causing the teams to no longer meet in any sport on a regular basis.[10][11][12]

The final match between the two sides as ACC teams came in 2013, when the programs met in the College Cup, or Final Four, of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship.[5] Ahead of the match, Maryland's head coach, Sasho Cirovski praised the rivalry calling it "a dream scenario." Cirovski ahead of the clash emphasized how large the rivalry is in college soccer: "I’ve said it a thousand times: It’s the best rivalry in college soccer."[5] The American soccer publication, Soccer America called it the "end of one of college soccer's great rivalries".[13]

The two sides met for the first time since Maryland's departure on November 22, 2015 in the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship.[14][15] There, Maryland posted a 1-0 victory thanks to a 38th-minute goal from Eryk Williamson.[16][17] Maryland and Virginia later scheduled their first regular-season match as non-conference opponents on September 3, 2018, which ended in a scoreless draw at Audi Field in Washington.

Results[edit]

  Maryland win   Draw   Virginia win Rankings from the Soccer America poll[7]

Competition Date Home team Result Away team Venue Attendance Recap Series
1941 ISFA season October 8, 1941 Maryland
12–0
Virginia Old Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 1–0–0
1947 ISFA season October 25, 1947 Virginia
0–3
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 2–0–0
1948 ISFA season November 17, 1948 Maryland
5–0
Virginia Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. UMD 3–0–0
1949 ISFA season October 14, 1949 Virginia
1–10
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 4–0–0
1950 ISFA season October 20, 1950 Maryland
3–1
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 5–0–0
1954 ACC season November 19, 1954 Virginia
0–7
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 6–0–0
1955 ACC season November 18, 1955 Maryland
3–0
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 7–0–0
1956 ACC season November 13, 1956 Virginia
0–2
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 8–0–0
1957 ACC season October 25, 1957 Maryland
2–0
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 9–0–0
1958 ACC season October 28, 1958 Virginia
1–2
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 10–0–0
1959 ACC season October 30, 1959 Maryland
5–1
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 11–0–0
1960 ACC season October 7, 1960 Virginia
1–4
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 12–0–0
1961 ACC season October 6, 1961 Maryland
3–0
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 13–0–0
1962 ACC season October 26, 1962 Virginia
2–3
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 14–0–0
1963 ACC season October 23, 1963 Maryland
7–2
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 15–0–0
1964 ACC season October 22, 1964 Virginia
0–2
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 16–0–0
1965 ACC season November 5, 1965 Maryland
2–0
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 17–0–0
1966 ACC season November 10, 1966 Virginia
1–5
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 18–0–0
1967 ACC season October 9, 1967 Maryland
4–0
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 19–0–0
1968 ACC season October 29, 1968 Virginia
0–5
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 20–0–0
1969 ACC season October 28, 1969 Maryland
2–2
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 20–0–1
1969 NCAA Tournament November 17, 1969 Maryland
5–0
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 21–0–1
1970 ACC season October 18, 1970 Virginia
2–3
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 22–0–1
1971 ACC season October 13, 1971 Maryland
1–2
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 22–1–1
1972 ACC season October 15, 1972 Virginia
1–1
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 22–1–2
1973 ACC season October 5, 1973 Maryland
3–1
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 23–1–2
1974 ACC season October 4, 1974 Virginia
0–1
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 24–1–2
1975 ACC season October 25, 1975 Maryland
6–1
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 25–1–2
1976 ACC season October 23, 1976 Virginia
2–2
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 25–1–3
1977 ACC season October 22, 1977 Maryland
4–2
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 26–1–3
1978 ACC season November 11, 1978 Virginia
3–1
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 26–2–3
1979 ACC season September 15, 1979 Maryland
0–1
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 26–3–3
1980 ACC season September 12, 1980 Virginia
2–1
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 26–4–3
1981 ACC season September 12, 1981 Maryland
0–1
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 26–5–3
1982 ACC season September 25, 1982 #4 Virginia
2–1
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 26–6–3
1983 ACC season September 25, 1983 Maryland
1–4
Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 26–7–3
1984 ACC season September 22, 1984 #11 Virginia
8–1
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 26–8–3
1985 ACC season September 22, 1985 Maryland
0–2
#1 Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 26–9–3
1986 ACC season September 21, 1986 #11 Virginia
1–0
#16 Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 26–10–3
1987 ACC season September 20, 1987 #20 Maryland
0–1
#4 Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 26–11–3
1988 ACC season September 18, 1988 #2 Virginia
2–1
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 26–12–3
1989 ACC season September 17, 1989 Maryland
1–4
#1 Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 26–13–3
1990 ACC season September 16, 1990 #7 Virginia
0–1
Maryland Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 27–13–3
1991 ACC season September 15, 1991 Maryland
0–3
#3 Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 27–14–3
1992 ACC season September 13, 1992 #1 Virginia
5–1
Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 27–15–3
1993 ACC season September 12, 1993 Maryland
0–1
#1 Virginia Byrd Stadium, College Park, Maryland UMD 27–16–3
1994 ACC season September 11, 1994 #1 Virginia
4–2
Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 27–17–3
1994 NCAA Tournament November 27, 1994 #4 Virginia
2–1
Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 27–18–3
1995 ACC season September 12, 1995 #5 Maryland
2–2
#1 Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland UMD 27–18–4
1996 ACC season September 15, 1996 #5 Virginia
1–1
Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 27–18–5
1996 ACC Tournament November 17, 1996 #1 Virginia
0–2
Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia UMD 28–18–5
1997 ACC season September 13, 1997 #2 Maryland
0–0
#11 Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland UMD 28–18–6
1997 ACC Tournament November 16, 1997 #8 Virginia
2–0
#11 Maryland Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, Florida UMD 28–19–6
1998 ACC season September 12, 1998 #7 Virginia
4–1
#17 Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia Recap UMD 28–20–6
1999 ACC season October 12, 1999 #4 Maryland
1–0
#17 Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland 2,034 Recap UMD 29–20–6
1999 ACC Tournament November 11, 1999 Virginia
2–0
#5 Maryland Spry Stadium, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 2,201 Recap UMD 29–21–6
2000 ACC season November 3, 2000 #10 Virginia
2–0
Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia 3,096 Recap UMD 29–22–6
2001 ACC season November 4, 2001 Maryland
0–3
#2 Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland 1,673 Recap UMD 29–23–6
2002 ACC season November 1, 2002 #20 Virginia
1–0
#5 Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia 2,474 Recap UMD 29–24–6
2002 ACC Tournament November 17, 2002 #10 Maryland
3–0
#11 Virginia SAS Stadium, Cary, North Carolina 1,822 Recap UMD 30–24–6
2003 ACC season October 31, 2003 #3 Maryland
1–0
Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland 2,245 Recap UMD 31–24–6
2003 ACC Tournament November 16, 2003 #2 Maryland
1–1
Virginia SAS Stadium, Cary, North Carolina 3,287 Recap UMD 31–24–7
2004 ACC season November 5, 2004 #9 Virginia
0–1
#12 Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia 4,081 Recap UMD 32–24–7
2004 ACC Tournament November 14, 2004 #5 Maryland
1–2
#11 Virginia SAS Stadium, Cary, North Carolina 3,841 Recap UMD 32–25–7
2005 ACC season October 19, 2005 #8(t) Maryland
3–0
#8(t) Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland 2,567 Recap UMD 33–25–7
2006 ACC season October 11, 2006 #4 Virginia
3–0
#2 Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia 3,618 Recap UMD 33–26–7
2007 ACC season November 3, 2007 #25 Maryland
4–1
#14 Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland 3,267 Recap UMD 34–26–7
2008 ACC season October 31, 2008 Virginia
1–2
#4 Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia 1,737 Recap UMD 35–26–7
2008 ACC Tournament November 16, 2008 #4 Maryland
1–0
Virginia WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, North Carolina 1,513 Recap UMD 36–26–7
2009 ACC season October 31, 2009 #5 Maryland
0–0
#6 Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland 1,112 Recap UMD 36–26–8
2009 ACC Tournament November 11, 2009 #5 Maryland
0–1
#6 Virginia WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, North Carolina 4,302 Recap UMD 36–27–8
2009 NCAA Tournament December 3, 2009 #2 Virginia
3–0
#13 Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia 4,900 Recap UMD 36–28–8
2010 ACC season October 29, 2010 #5 Virginia
0–2
#3 Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia 3,944 Recap UMD 37–28–8
2010 ACC Tournament November 12, 2010 #3 Maryland
2–0
#13 Virginia WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, North Carolina 1,937 Recap UMD 38–28–8
2011 ACC season October 7, 2011 Virginia
2–1
#23 Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia 2,898 Recap UMD 38–29–8
2012 ACC season October 5, 2012 #1 Maryland
1–0
Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland 4,846 Recap UMD 39–29–8
2013 ACC season October 11, 2013 #23 Virginia
3–3
#5 Maryland Klöckner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia 1,708 Recap UMD 39–29–9
2013 ACC Tournament November 17, 2013 #4 Maryland
1–0
#12 Virginia Maryland SoccerPlex, Boyds, Maryland 4,763 Recap UMD 40–29–9
2013 NCAA Tournament December 13, 2013 #4 Maryland
1–0
#8 Virginia PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania 4,172 Recap UMD 41–29–9
2015 NCAA Tournament November 22, 2015 #10 Maryland
1–0
Virginia Ludwig Field, College Park, Maryland 2,737 Recap UMD 42–29–9
2018 NCAA season September 3, 2018 Maryland
0–0
#11 Virginia Audi Field, Washington, D.C. 3,527 Recap UMD 42–29–10
2019 NCAA season September 2, 2019 #1 Maryland
0–2
#12 Virginia Audi Field, Washington, D.C. 1,884 Recap UMD 42–30–10

Honors[edit]

Team NCAA
National Championships
ACC
Championships
Big Ten
Championships
Conference
Regular Season
Virginia 7 9 N/A 18
Maryland 4 6 3 24
Combined 11 15 3 42

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The name Tydings Cup referred to the named of the trophy received by the winning team of the American football rivalry from the 1920s until 1945.[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Speck, Jason G. (2010). University of Maryland: The Campus History Series. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 25–41. ISBN 9781439641460.
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Jack; Beck, Stan (2013). College Sports Traditions: Picking Up Butch, Silent Night, and Hundreds of Others. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-8108-9120-3.
  3. ^ "Secretary William Jardine and Senator Millard Tydings with Tydings Trophy, November 13, 1926" (Photograph). digital.lib.umd.edu. University of Maryland Digital Libraries. November 13, 1926.
  4. ^ University of Maryland Archives (August 17, 2016). "Twenty-four represents the number of years Millard Tydings served in the United States Senate" (Blog). umdarchives.wordpress.com. WordPress. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Goff, Steven (December 12, 2013). "At College Cup, 'the best rivalry in college soccer' gets a fitting send-off". The Washington Post. Nash Media, LLC. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Maryland Men's Soccer Record Book" (PDF). umterps.com. College Park, Maryland: University of Maryland, College Park. August 10, 2017. p. 2. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "All-Time Results - Virginia Men's Soccer" (PDF). grfx.cstv.com. University of Virginia. July 23, 2017. pp. 1–6. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Virginia, Maryland Renew Men's Soccer Rivalry This Weekend". University of Virginia. CBSSports.com. September 12, 1998. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  9. ^ CollegeSoccerNews.com (May 9, 2011). "The 5 Greatest Rivalries in College Soccer". First Point USA. Archived from the original on March 30, 2012.
  10. ^ Edds, Kevin (December 4, 2014). "Death Of A Conference, Part 3". The Sabre. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  11. ^ Prewitt, Alex; Svrluga, Barry (November 19, 2012). "Big Ten Expansion: Maryland leaves ACC, joins conference in financial move". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  12. ^ Prewitt, Alex (June 30, 2014). "Maryland is a Big Ten school; who will be its rival?". The Washington Post. Jeff Bezos. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "One last time for Terrapins and Cavs". socceramerica.com. Soccer America. December 13, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "Eryk Williamson's strike pushes Maryland men's soccer past Virginia". The Diamondback. Maryland Media, Inc. November 22, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "Terps, Virginia Battle in the NCAA Second Round". umterps.com. November 19, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "Williamson Goal Lifts Terps Past Virginia". umterps.com. November 22, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  17. ^ Goff, Steven (November 22, 2015). "NCAA roundup: Terps, Hoyas men, Virginia women advance". The Washington Post. Nash Media, LCC. Retrieved January 15, 2018. Although they are no longer conference companions, Maryland and Virginia remain unbreakable rivals in men’s soccer because of their common recruiting territory and bounty of championships.