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Digest: Gordon Wild leaving Maryland to pursue pro soccer career

Digest: Gordon Wild leaving Maryland to pursue pro soccer career

Maryland junior forward Gordon Wild, a prolific scorer in his first two seasons of college soccer before struggling this fall, will forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue a pro career. Wild, 22, has weighed opportunities back home in Germany in the second division but is likely to sign with Major League Soccer this week and enter the Jan. 19 draft in Philadelphia, one source told The Washington Post. He is working with sports marketing firm Octagon, which lists former U.S. star Eddie Pope among its North American soccer executives. Neither Wild nor Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski replied to requests for comment from the Post. Wild is...

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