Jake Pace (left) and Patrick Mullins have supplied plenty of… (Photos courtesy of Maryland…)
Terps' Tshuma named a Generation adidas player
Maryland sophomore forward Schillo Tshuma is among four 2014 Generation adidas players who will enter the MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 16 in Philadelphia. Tshuma scored six goals last season in helping the Terps advance to the College Cup final. Generation adidas players train and play with one of Major League Soccer's 19 clubs and receive educational grants to further their college education; they do not count against an MLS team's salary budget. MLS also announced that Maryland forward Patrick Mullins is one of two seniors who have been signed by the league. Mullins, a back-to-back first-team All-American and MAC Hermann Trophy finalist, scored 19 goals in 26 games.
NFL: The Ravens have signed former Houston Texans and New England Patriots running back Cierre Wood to a reserve-future deal. Wood was last with the Patriots on their practice squad, but didn't stick with New England and was released Dec. 26 after being signed Nov. 5. Wood was cut by the Texans in October along with defensive end Sam Montgomery and outside linebacker Willie Jefferson for violating team rules. They were allegedly smoking marijuana the night before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to reports. Wood, who attended Notre Dame, and the other players have denied using marijuana through their agents, saying they were merely smoking a regular cigar.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
College football: Friendship Collegiate Academy (D.C.) defensive back Jalen Tabor committed Thursday to Arizona over offers from Maryland, Alabama and Florida, among others. Once considered a Maryland lean, Tabor announced his college pick at the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., where Gilman star Melvin Keihn (Virginia Tech) was also finishing his high school career.