the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
Early in December before Michigan faced Akron in the College Cup it was noted that Meram was listed by Ives (Soccer by Ives, popular US Soccer blog), as high as #21 on their Draft board:
21. JUSTIN MERAM, Michigan, Forward
A fearless forward who has shown a great ability to go at and beat defenders, Meram's stock has risen faster in the past month than any player in the nation.
His stock seems to be continuing to rise and that should excite Michigan fans. In their new Mock draft they have him as a great fit for Real Salt Lake, and note he could still move up even higher. Good luck to him in his draft preperations and hope him all the best as he enters into his professional career:
14. Real Salt Lake- JUSTIN MERAM, F, Michigan
After losing Robbie Findley to Europe, RSL headed into the off-season needing a forward. If RSL can land Meram here it will be another positive step in a memorable winter. Meram is a dangerous goalscorer, someone who loves going at defenders and can score from anywhere. A good Combine performance could see Meram go even higher, but RSL would pounce if he's available here.
Living in the DC area, was very lucky to catch today's big victory over Maryland in soccer.
I've embedded some photos from the game below, but recommend you check out the entire stream (in much higher resolution) at Flickr:
Meram Shot on Goal
Going up for one
The Michigan Faithful (attention Gator Bowl: We travel well)
Another Good Chance
It's a final
Go Blue! Beat South Carolina! Game starts at 2 pm.
Video available at mgoblue.com. Link: http://www.ncaa.com/allaccess/?media=213226
(Not sure if this is a repeat but)
4 to 1 victory over PSU for the Wolverines:
See "Wolverines Throttle Penn State for First-Ever Big Ten Tournament Title" at
Slow day on the boards. Post thoughts, reactions, amazing things to say after goals, etc.
It's on BTN, by the way.
With just under 13 minutes left in the second half, Soony Saad, off a beautiful give and go in the box, scored. #3 seed Michigan holds on to win 1-0 and will face #1 Indiana or #4 Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game, Sunday at noon, live on the Big Ten Network.
EDIT: Penn State knocked off Indiana 2-1 to advance to meet Michigan Sunday