Yinz & Bays among those competing in national event. (28 July) The finale of the 2019 cup season is the Championship of Regions with teams from Region I, Region II & Region III competing for three titles. Region I and the Maryland State Soccer Association will host the event at Troy Park in Elkridge, Maryland on 16 & 17 August.
Friday will feature the semifinals with Yinz United hosting ASC New Stars of Region III (Texas South) in the Werner Fricker Cup, the Amateur Open Championship. The other semifinal will see Region I champion Lansdowne Yonkers FC of Eastern New York against Ft Wayne SC from Region II (Indiana).
The Maryland Bays will battle for the Gerhard Mengel Cup, the Over-30 Championship, as it goes up against Nashville United FC of Region III (Tennessee), which won the Cup last season. The Region I winner Pancyprian Freedom O30 of Eastern New York will meet AAC Eagles O30 of Region II (Illinois).
The third title will be the National Over-40 Cup with Region I champion West Chester United of Eastern Pennsylvania facing Illinois side Jake Stars Punishers of Region II while Region I finalist Fairfield GAC FC of Connecticut squares off against defending national champion Kickers FC O40 of Region III (Florida).
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 open to non-MSSA affiliated teams. Registration will open in October.
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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