In the first six games of the season, Maryland men’s soccer (1-3-2) has raised more questions than answers. Under head coach Sasho Cirovski, now in his 31st season, Maryland has only had one season in which its had a worse start than this year: Cirovski’s inaugural season in 1993, when the team went 3-14-1 overall.
This year’s start is not only nearly unprecedented for the Terps, but utterly disappointing. That reigns especially true when you consider the Terps started last year 4-1-1 and lost only two regular-season games.
The reasons for the team’s struggles this season are more complex than they may appear.