Champions League/Rowland Cup cross league play kicks off. (14 January) In an unseasonable warm day for January, we got our second week of cup play completed. Two first round games in the Stewart Cup has us down to our final eight. Izee Auto FC advances with a 7:0 scrubbing of Limitless FC. That sets them up to play Yinz United in two weeks. The Aegean Hawks FC also go forward after shutting out AFC Dobes 3:0. That earned them a match against Steel Pulse FC. The other two quarterfinals pit defending champion Christos FC against K Crew while Starliners FC take on Motorik FC Alexandria. The Stewart Cup winner represents the state in the Amateur Cup.
Academy FC stays on top of Group A of the Morton Cup after edging Columbia FC 2:1. The Baltimore Kickers are two points behind as they drubbed DC Flames 4:0. All Stars United keep their foothold on the Group B perch after a 4:2 battle against Colombia FC. The Difference FC and JA Raiders FC went through shooting drills with each side bagging 6 goals in their draw. This Sunday, All Stars face Blue Side FC followed by The Referees against the Baltimore Kickers at Blandair Park. Martin Luther King Park will host the Raiders against Colombia while DC Flames go against Columbia from Maryland in the second match.
The Maryland Champions League for the Rowland Cup trophy returns to action with our first set of cross league games between the Maryland Major and Washington Premier sides. All will be played at Blandair starting with Brainstorm FC against Maryland Major champion Steel Pulse FC. Washington Premier champ Yinz United is set against Academy FC while Capital City takes on Christos FC. Start times are at 11:00 & 1:00.
Check out the schedules at the links above. Keep an eye on this site and on Twitter @marylandsoccer for the latest updates.
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.
Aegean Hawks FC (WPL)
AFC Dobes (MMSL)
Christos FC (MMSL)
Izee Auto FC (UPSL)
K Crew (WPL)
LImitless FC (MMSL)
Motorik FC Alexandria (MMSL)
Starliners FC (WPL)
Steel Pulse FC (MMSL)
Yinz United (WPL)
Academy FC (MMSL)
All Stars United (MMSL)
Baltimore Kickers (MMSL)
Blue Side FC (MMSL)
Colombia FC (MMSL)
Columbia FC (MMSL)
DC Flames (Other)
JA Raiders FC (MMSL)
The Difference FC (MDSL)
The Referees (Other)
Christos FC Bays
Fighting Bobs/Yinz Legends Over 30's
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.
2005 - Baltimore Colts 2014 - Maryland Bays 2016 - Christos FC 2018 - Christos FC
US Amateur Cup
1969 - British Lions SC 2016 - Christos FC
Gerhard Mengel Cup National Over-30 Champion
2012 - Christos FC O-30 2013 - Christos FC O-30 2014 - Christos FC O-30 2019 - Maryland Bays
US Under-23 Cup
2002 - Baltimore Bays
Players should use the proper link to register for their team to play in the MSSA Cups. Only for use by players not currently registered with a team. For players whose teams are playing in multiple cups, only register once for one cup. MSSA will multi-roster the player as appropriate. The registration fee is $12 and can be paid online by credit card. Submit a head shot/selfie as the photo. Do not upload driver's license.
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