Maryland 2020 Cup Season
Registration Now Open
Deadline to register set for 16 December. (13 November) Registration for the 2020 cup season is now open for the Stewart Cup, the Morton Cup and both of the Maryland Over-30 & Over-40 Cup. The cup season kicks off in January and runs through March. The winners of the Stewart, Over-30 & Over-40 Cups advance to USASA Region I qualifiers.
All teams registered and playing in any MSSA affiliated league are eligible to enter any of the cups. UPSL & NPSL affiliated Maryland teams are eligible to enter the Stewart Cup but must register all of their players with MSSA prior to taking part in the competition. Teams entering the Stewart Cup are not eligible to enter the Morton Cup. Teams playing in non-affiliated leagues are eligible for the Morton, Over-30 & Over-40 Cups but must register all of their players prior to taking part in the competition.
A draw will be held for all of our cup competitions. Matches will be played primarily on Sundays. Teams must enter online through the links below. The deadline to enter the cups is 16 December 2019. The entry fee is $105 per cup (convenience fee included) and must be paid online. Referee fees for the cups are $200.00 ($100.00 per team) and paid at the field by each team.
Maryland 2020 Cups
Draws Have Been Set
Schedule in the works, to be published soon. (23 December) We are set to start a new cup season in a couple of weeks with the Morton Cup kicking it all off on 5 January. Our Cup Commissiner Fran McGrath is putting the schedules together and weather permitting, we will be finished in March. We have a number of teams competing for the Stewart Cup, the Morton Cup and both of the Maryland Over-30 & Over-40 Cup. We also will complete the Maryland Champions League that will award the winner with the Rowland Cup. The winners of the Rowland, Stewart, Over-30 & Over-40 Cups advance to USASA Region I qualifiers.
The Fixtures Are Out
Morton Starts the Cup Season
Ambitious schedule with five competitions in play. (27 December) Our Cup Commissiner Fran McGrath borrowed Santa's elves after the Christmas celebration and has organized our various competitions to bring us into a new decade of Maryland cup play. It starts on 5 January with the Morton Cup and finishes with the Maryland Over-40 Cup in early April. The Morton wil feature 10 teams in two groups that will determine a final four. The Rowland Cup, played this season as the Maryland Champions League, also involves group play with the clubs already 2 or 3 matches played during their league season. Now they go into cross-league fixtures. The winner of the Rowland moves onto USASA Region I qualifiers for the Werner Fricker Cup. We have 10 sides who will battle it out for the Stewart Cup in a knock out competition. The winner advances to the Amateur Cup. Then finally we finish with the Maryland Over-30 & Over-40 Cup. Those two also sends teams to USASA Region I qualifiers.
We Are in Full Swing
Morton Match Day 1 Got Played
Stewart Cup first round gets into the mix. (9 January) It was somewhat blustery but we got Match Day 1 of the Morton Cup off and the start of the 2020 Cup season. In Group A action, Academy FC took command of the standings with a 11:0 routing of The Referees. The Baltimore Kickers and Columbia FC played to a 1:1 draw. In Group B, All Stars United defeated JA Raiders 4:2 while Blue Side FC shutout The Difference FC 3:0.
DC Flames and Colombia FC get their season debut as the Flames host the Kickers while Colombia takes on the All Stars at Martin Luther King Park in Silver Spring. At Blandair #1 we Columbia facing Academy and The Difference against the Raiders.
The Stewart Cup has two first round matches with Izee Auto FC taking on Limitless FC followed by the Aegean Hawks FC meeting AFC Dobes. The Stewart Cup is a knock out competition with the winner advancing to the USASA Region I qualifier of the Amateur Cup.