16 November 2006

Root for the Home Teams

To tide you through November, you may as well follow the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament. In Division I, you've got a set of local (MD/DC/VA) teams to cheer for, especially if you're from a D3 school like I am (and so have no preexisting loyalties). Consider defending champion and fifth seeded Maryland, who takes on Notre Dame on 18 November. Not working for you? Well there's always The University (Of Virginia) which has a few DC United links, and is taking on California on 18 November as well. Of course, if you're a fan of the Cinderella story, there's Old Dominion, which upset North Carolina to take on fellow long-short story UC Santa Barbara. Finally, 15th seeded Towson (that's near Baltimore) takes on Justin Moose's alma-mater Wake Forest.

In Division III, all you've got is Johns Hopkins taking on Western New England, so I'm definately rooting for the Baltimore team there. I also hope Case Western advances far enough for Johns Hopkins to beat them.