The Washington Times - September 25, 2009, 07:54PM

Less than 10 minutes before things get underway as No. 4/No. 8 Maryland gets ready to face No. 2 North Carolina in a rematch of last year’s College Cup final.

The crowd is an early-arriving one (much unlike, in all likelihood, the bunch that will show up across the street tomorrow). Unquestionably, The Crew is prepared to torment Tar Heel keeper Brooks Haggerty for the balance of the evening.

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Of note for the handful of die-hards not here is the return of forward Casey Townsend from a one-game absence. Townsend has 14 career goals, so his return will bolster the Terps quite a bit.

More to come later from what could be the best-attended game in the facility’s decade-plus history.

Patrick Stevens