College Cup Update: Top seeded UCLA falls; Maryland set to face California

02 December 7:03 pm

College Cup Update: Top seeded UCLA falls; Maryland set to face California

By Adam Serrano

MLS will crown its champion this weekend while the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament field will be dwindled to four. 

Just eight remain in the tournament after a wild weekend that saw No. 1 ranked UCLA defeated by Connecticut in a thrilling penalty kick shoot out. LA Galaxy Academy products Grady Howe and Nathan Smith went all 110 minutes in the  Bruins' surprising defeat. Connecticut will face Virginia with a berth in the College Cup on the line. Meanwhile UC Irvine, who boast Galaxy Academy defender Matt Tilley on their roster, fell 1-0 to Maryland. 

Two Galaxy players will see their alma maters face off as the Hector Jimenez's California Golden Bears face off against the Maryland Terrapins -- who produced Galaxy players A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez and Robbie Rogers -- on Dec. 7 at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley.

The remaining matches will see Notre Dame face Michigan State and New Mexico taking on Washington.