Another Cup Double for Christos
Rowland Added to Stewart Title
Maryland Champions League goes to Maryland Major power side. (10 March) Last week it was the Stewart Cup. This past Sunday, Christos FC took the Maryland Champions League to lift the Rowland Cup for the Maryland Double, the fourth time in five years it has done so. The Maryland Champions League started with regular fall season play from two leagues, the Maryland Major Soccer League and the Washington Premier League. League results of teams in the competition counted twice, for regular league play and for the Champions League. Then this winter, cross league action commenced. The top two advanced to the final, a replay of the Maryland Major final of last fall, which gave Steel Pulse FC the league title with a 4:3 victory.
Christos FC - 2020 Winner of the Maryland Champions League for the Rowland Cup
The regular season match between these two was also intense with Steel Pulse edging Christos 1:0. The Rowland final was not as Christos poured it on with two goal efforts from Jamie Merriam and Alex Lee. Tommy Madden scored the fifth while Dakota Niedermeier earned the shutout. Christos moves forward to their second USASA Region I qualifier representing the state in the Werner Fricker Cup.
With three cups complete for the season, we now start the Maryland Over-30 Cup. At Laytonia Park in Gaithersburg, Fighting B.O.B.s/Yinz Legends O30 will face the Baltimore Kickers followed by Christos FC Bays against Colombia FC. The winners meet for the title match on 22 March.
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