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MSSA 2021 Cups Summary



Team Registration for 2021 Cup Teams

The Rowland & Stewart Cups along with the Maryland Over-30 & 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 Rowland qualifies for the Werner Fricker Cup, the Amateur Open Championship, the O-30 champion will advance to the Gerhard Mengel Cup, the National Over-30 Championship, while the O-40 send the winner to 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
  1. All Stars United

  2. Baltimore Kickers

  3. Christos FC
  4. Colombia FC
  5. Columbia FC
  6. Columbia FC 2
  7. DC Flames
  8. Deportivo Club de Districtonia
  9. Dream Team FC

  10. Frederick Spires FC
  11. JA Raiders
  12. Maryland International Athletic FC
  13. Motorik FC Alexandria

  14. Steel Pulse FC
  15. TrendSetters FC
  16. Yinz United
  1. All Stars United
  2. Baltimore Kickers
  3. Capital City FC
  4. Christos FC
  5. Colombia FC
  6. Columbia FC
  7. JA Raiders
  8. Maryland International Athletic FC
  9. Motorik FC Alexandria
  10. Steel Pulse FC
  11. Yinz United





  1. Columbia FC 2
  2. DC Flames
  3. Deportivo Club de Districtonia
  4. Dream Team FC
  5. Frederick Spires FC
  6. JA Raiders
  7. Motorik FC Alexandria
  8. TrendSetters FC

Teams eliminated from
the first round of the
Rowland Cup made up the
field for the Morton Cup.


30/40 Cup Registration

 

Maryland Over-30 Cup

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

Maryland Over-40 Cup

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




Registration Open
MSSA Goes Forward with 2021 Cup Season

Hope for the new year. (21 November) Registration is now open for the 2021 MSSA Cup seaason. We go into the new year with some uncertainty but will plan to conduct our competitions as we have always, ready to make adjustments as necessary. We will start in January, as soon as authorities allow us to use their fields and look to conclude by March.

MSSA teams may register for any of our cups, including the two long standing competitions, the Rowland and Stewart Cups. The winners advance to USASA Region I qualifiers. The Morton Cup is a state only contest and is only for teams not competing in either the Rowland or Stewart Cups. Teams not affiliated with any of our MSSA member leagues are eligible to enter the Morton Cup as long as they register their players. We also have championships for O-30 & O-40, the winners advancing to Region I action.

The format for the various competitions are not set. Much is dependent upon not only the number of entries but also when we will be able to play on the fields. At this time, we have permits for field usage but as we have seen, things may change. Some competitions will be group play, others as knockouts, all dependent upon the factors given.

We will conduct draws for each cup competition. Matches will be played primarily on Sundays. Teams must enter online through the links below. The deadline to enter the cups is 14 December. 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.


Some Changes for 2021
Rowland Cup to Split into Morton Cup

Start of cup season anticipated for 17 January. (5 December) Registration for the 2021 MSSA Cup seaason continues and has been extended to 4 January. With the current situation concerning closures around the state due to the Covid pandemic, we go into the new year ready to make adjustments as necessary. We will start in January, possibly on the 17th if and when authorities allow us to use their fields. We hope to conclude by March.

For this season, we have decided to bring a new element to the cups. The Rowland Cup, Maryland's oldest championship will serve as the entry point for not only that competition but also for the Morton Cup. A first round will be played where the winners advance in the Rowland Cup, the sides eliminated will then compete for the Morton Cup. The format after the first round will be dependent upon the number of teams participating. Every team is guaranteed two matches under this format. Entry is available to all MSSA registered teams as well as teams not affiliated with MSSA. The non-affiliated teams will need to register their players with MSSA. The winner of the Rowland Cup will represent the state in the Region I qualifiers for the Werner Fricker Cup.

The Stewart Cup is only available to MSSA affiliated sides as the winners advance to USASA Region I qualifier of the Amateur Cup. The Maryland O-30 & O-40 Cups will be used to qualify for Region I action. Teams will need to register their players who are not already on an MSSA roster.

The format for the various competitions are dependent upon the number of entries and field availability. Some competitions will be group play, others as knockouts, all dependent upon the factors given.

We will conduct draws for each cup competition. Matches will be played primarily on Sundays. Teams must enter online through the links below. The deadline to enter the cups is 28 December. 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.


Registration Complete
Enthusiasm for Cups Very High

Rowland Cup starts it off with special first round. (5 January) Despite the battle the past year with the pandemic and scheduling struggles, there is no doubt that teams want to get out there and compete. We have 16 entries for the Rowland Cup, which after the first round will see half the field continue for that championship while the other half eliminated will battle it out for the Morton Cup. It is an interesting format but one we think will give something extra for the teams this season. The Rowland Cup is Maryland's oldest championship first won by the Sons of St. George in 1914. The winner moves on to represent the state in the Region I qualifiers for the Werner Fricker Cup.

The Stewart Cup has a field of 11 teams looking to lift the cup. It is Maryland's amateur championship with the title holder advancing to USASA Region I qualifier of the Amateur Cup. The Maryland O-30 & O-40 Cups will be used to qualify for Region I action as well. A list of all of the entries can be seen below.

The draws have taken place and the schedules can be found at the tabs above. It starts with the first round/playoff for the Rowland & Morton Cups on 17 January.



 
 

 

 
 

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