2023 Cup Registration Now Open
Deadline: 16 December
Over-50 competition added to cup slate. (11 November) Registration for the 2023 cup season is now open for the Rowland, Stewart, Morton Cups along with the Maryland Over-30, Over-40 & Over-50 Cups. Registration will be open until 16 December.
Play will start in January and we look to complete by March. Several of our winners will advance to the qualifiers for USASA Region I. The Stewart Cup champion advances to US Amateur Cup. 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. Our Rowland Cup, Maryland's oldest competition in the Open category, will see the winner compete for the Region I Werner Fricker Cup. The Maryland O-30 & O-40 champions advance to the Region event. We have a new competition, the Maryland Over-50 Cup, which may also become a Region I contest if other state associations enter teams.
The Morton Cup is a state only competition. Teams and players taking part in the Rowland and Stewart Cups are not eligible for this championship. Teams playing in non-affiliated leagues are eligible for the Morton, Over-30, Over-40 & Over-50 Cups but must register all of their players prior to taking part in the competition.
A draw will be held for all of our cups. Teams must enter online through the links below. The deadline to enter the cups is 12 December 2022. The entry fee is $105 per cup (convenience fee included) and must be paid online. Referee fees for the cups are $220 ($110 per team) and paid at the field by each team. Matches will be played primarily on Sundays.
Deadline to enter has been extended to Friday, 16 December
2023 Cup Draws Complete
Kicks off on 8 January with the Morton Cup. (21 December) The draws were made this afternoon for the 2023 cup season. We begin our new season on 8 January with group play of the Morton Cup. We have eight teams divided into two groups taking part in a round robin to determine who reaches the semifinals. If the weather cooperates, this Maryland championship will be completed on 5 February.
On the following Sunday, 15 January, the first round of the Rowland Cup will see fifteen sides attempting to hoist the state's oldest competition. That is the same number of teams vying for the Cup, Maryland's amateur championship which qualifies for the USASA Region I Amateur Cup. The two competitions will alternate week to week with the Stewart final slated for 5 March. We wrap it up with the Maryland Over-30, Over-40 & Over-50 Cups later in the season. All of the schedules are posted on the tabs above.
Off to a Good Start
Morton Match Day 1 Complete
First round of Rowland Cup to be played Sunday. (9 January) The first match day went off without a hitch as we got all four of our Morton Cup games played. Defending champion Das Bierhalle FC picked up where they left off last season defeating Ittihad FC 4:1. They lead Group A along with DMV Elite FC who drowned DC Flames 12:0. In Group B, Rockville Soccer Club and the Baltimore Kickers top the table as Rockville beat Columbia FC II 5:1 while the Kickers were 4:2 victors over C.F. Skyline City Union. Match Day 2 takes place next Sunday at Howard High School and Long Reach High School.
The Rowland Cup is added next Sunday along our cup fixtures with seven first round matches that will be played at Blandair Park and Cedar Lane Park. In all, fifteen teams will compete for Maryland's oldest competition and qualification to the Werner Fricker Cup. The quarterfinals are scheduled for 29 January.
Rowland Down to Eight
One Match Day Left for Morton
Stewart Cup next on the menu. (15 January) We are at the quarterfinal stage for the Rowland Cup as we played seven first round matches. Capital City FC advanced on penalties after drawing A3 Highlanders 2:2 to set up their final 8 match up against All Stars United who shutout Colombia FC 4:0. The other part of that bracket has street footie (3:0 against VA United) meeting Steel Pulse FC after their 2:1 defeat of Club Atletico Los Toros. FC 4188 tied against MoCo1776 FC 3:3 but go through after penalties to face Columbia FC, 4:1 victors over AFC Dobes. The last match saw K Crew overtake Team United 3:1. They will face defending champion Christos FC who had a bye. The quarterfinals are scheduled for 29 January.
One more round for group play in the Morton Cup with DMV Elite FC and Das Bierhalle FC clinching Group A. Elite outshot Ittihad FC 4:2 while Das Bierhalle beat DC Flames 3:1. The two leaders will determine who gets group bragging rights next week. The last match day will determine who advances in Group B with leaders Rockville Soccer Club and the Baltimore Kickers drawing 1:1. Both have a one point advantage over third place Columbia FC II who edged out C.F. Skyline City Union 2:1. Columbia takes on the Kickers while Elite matches up against the Union. The third match day will be played out at Howard High School and Long Reach High School.
The Stewart Cup is our next jewel starting the 2023 competitions. Fifteen teams seeking the state's amateur title. The winner advances to the Region I qualifiers of the Amateur Cup.
Morton Semi's Set
Stewart at Quarterfinals Stage
Quarterfinals for Rowland Cup on tap. (23 January) Group play is complete with the Morton Cup down to its final four. In the shoot out to determine the top of the standings, Das Bierhalle FC shut out DMV Elite FC 2:0 to clinch Group A. Group B ended with Rockville Soccer Club, 1:0 winner over C.F. Skyline City Union, and the BaltimoreKickers, who outshot Columbia FC II 3:1, tied in point. Rockville takes the group based on goal differential. That sets them up for a semifinal against Elite while the Kickers will face Das Bierhalle. The semifinals will be played at Blandair Park next Sunday.
We paired the Stewart Cup to the final eight after seven first round matches. K Crew continued their good form from last week's Rowland round defeating AFC Dobes 3:1. That sets them up for a quarterfinal match against Club Atletico Los Toros, 5:0 victor over FC 4188. Steel Pulse FC, 5:0 over Columbia FC, set up an encounter against Los Bods who edged out Team United 2:1. A3 Highlanders crushed Colombia FC 6:0 to place them in a meeting against Sure Sports who outlasted Capital City FC in penalties after a 1:1 draw. Cup holder Christos FC will match up against MoCo1776 FC, 3:1 winners over Allstars United. The quarterfinals are scheduled for 5 February.
This weekend we have the quarterfinals of the Rowland Cup with Capital City FC facing All Stars United and street footie Football Club against Steel Pulse FC in the upper part of the bracket. The lower side shows FC 4188 meeting Columbia FC while Christos FC take on K Crew. All four quarterfinal matches will take place at Cedar Lane Park.
Das Bierhalle Return to Final
Face DMV Elite for Morton Championship
Rowland Cup down to final four. (30 January) Holder Das Bierhalle FC look to defend its title as it will play Group play DMV Elite FC for the Morton Cup. The two sides have already played each other with Das Bierhalle topping the Group A standings after shutting out Elite 2:0 and were able to handle their Group B opponents in the semifinals. Rockville Soccer Club lost 2:0 to DMV while Das Bierhalled put away three goals against the Baltimore Kickers. The final is set for 11:00 on Sunday at Blandair Park.
The Rowland Cup is at the semifinal stage after yesterday's quarterfinals round. Capital City FC once again survived the penalty elimination after drawing All Stars United 1:1. They will face Steel Pulse FC who took care of its match against street footie Football Club 5:0. On the other side of the bracket, defending champion Christos FC pushed aside K Crew 6:1 to advance for their semifinal match against Columbia FC, who reversed a 2:0 deficit to come up on top against FC 4188 3:2. The semifinals are scheduled for Cedar Lane Park on 12 February.
Next on the plate is the quarterfinals of the Stewart Cup. K Crew will see Club Atletico Los Toros while Steel Pulse and Los Bods fill out the other half of the bracket. It will be A3 Highlanders versus Sure Sports in one quarter with the winner getting Christos or MoCo1776 FC. Cedar Lane Park will be the location of this final eight round.