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MSSA 2020 Cups Summary

Team Registration for 2020 Cup Teams

The Stewart Cup along with the Maryland Over-30 and Maryland Over-40 Cups qualify the Maryland champion for the USASA Region I qualifiers. The Stewart winner will compete for the Amateur Cup for the Fritz Marth Trophy, the O-30 champion will advance to the Gerhard Mengel Cup, the National Over-30 Championship, while the O-40 qualifies for the National Over-40 Cup. The Morton Cup is a state only competition that is also open to non-MSSA affiliated teams. 

Morton Cup Registration 30/40 Cup Registration
  1. Aegean Hawks FC (WPL)

  2. All Stars United (MMSL)

  3. Christos FC (MMSL)
  4. Izee Auto FC (UPSL)

  5. K Crew (WPL)
  6. LImitless FC (MMSL)

  7. Motorik FC Alexandria (MMSL)

  8. Starliners FC (WPL)
  9. Steel Pulse FC (MMSL)
  10. Yinz United (WPL)
  1. Academy FC (MMSL)
  2. All Stars United Reserves (MMSL)
  3. Baltimore Kickers (MMSL)
  4. Blue Side FC (MMSL)
  5. Colombia FC (MMSL)
  6. Columbia FC (MMSL)
  7. DC Flames (Other)
  8. JA Raiders FC (MMSL)
  9. The Difference FC (MDSL)
  10. The Referees (Other)


  1. Baltimore Kickers
  2. Christos FC Bays
  3. Colombia FC 
  4. Fighting Bobs/Yinz Legends Over 30's


  1. Baltimore Kickers
  2. Christos FC
  3. Colombia FC 

The Rowland Cup this season will be played as the Maryland Champions League. The top teams from the Maryland Major Soccer League and the Washington Premier League will compete to qualify as the state entry to the Werner Fricker Cup, the Amateur Open Championship. Below are the teams selected. 

Maryland Major Soccer League

  1. Academy FC
  2. Christos FC
  3. Steel Pulse FC
  4. World Class Premier (withdrew)

Washington Premier League

  1. Brainstorm FC
  2. Capital City
  3. Fighting B.O.B.s
  4. Yinz United

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.




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