CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team (2-1-0) is set to travel to Washington, D.C. to take on No. 9 Maryland (1-1-1) in the fourth edition of the Battle for the DMV, at Audi Field on Monday (Sept. 5). Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.


Monday’s match against Maryland will be streamed live on the Maryland Athletics YouTube channel. Live stats are also available and links to both the live stats and broadcast are available at Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer).


  • The two teams faced off in the first-ever collegiate soccer match at Audi Field in 2018 and now return for the fourth edition of the “Battle for the DMV”
  • Virginia fell by a score of 1-2 in last season’s contest to 11th-ranked Maryland
  • The series at Audi Field is dead even with both teams holding records of 1-1-1 in the annual competition. The inaugural Battle for the DMV ended in a 0-0 draw in 2018. Virginia took home a 2-0 win over the No. 1-Ranked Terps in 2019. Maryland claimed a 2-1 victory in 2021


  • The Cavaliers come into the match with a record of 2-1-0
  • Virginia has kept back-to-back clean sheets while scoring three or more goals in each for the first time since the 2008 season
  • Phil Horton scored his first goal since the 2020 season in the Cavaliers’ victory over JMU
  • Through the first three games of the season, Virginia is yet to concede a goal in the first half
  • In Virginia’s last outing, first-year Albin Gashi recorded his first goal as a Cavalier
  • The Cavaliers have outshout their opponents by a margin of 45-14 through the first three games of the season


  • Maryland is Virginia’s oldest rival in the sport of men’s soccer as the programs will meet for the 84th time in a series that dates back to 1941, Virginia’s inaugural season of men’s soccer
  • The Terps lead the overall series with a record of 43-30-10 and have won five of the last eight matchups
  • In his 27th season, head coach George Gelnovatch is 12-16-6 against the Terrapins
  • Before exiting the ACC for the Big Ten, Maryland and Virginia faced off three times in 2013 including a matchup in the College Cup Semifinal where Maryland edged the Cavaliers by a score of 2-1
  • While both teams competed in the ACC, Virginia was 23-30-9 against Maryland in ACC contests and 4-5-1 when the teams met in the ACC Tournament
  • The teams have met in the NCAA tournament four times splitting the results with two wins each


  • Maryland enters the match as the No. 9 ranked team with a record of (1-1-1)
  • Maryland won its season opener by a score of 2-1 over then ninth-ranked New Hampshire at home
  • The Terps have since drawn 1-1 with Liberty before falling to No. 20 Denver by a score of 2-0