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Christos Lift Third Title to Conclude Cup Season

Take Stewart for 6th Straight Year

Christos O-30 reach the Region I semifinals of the Gerhard Mengel Cup. (26 April) After a year in which the pandemic shut down our cup program at the midway point and a weekly dose of Sunday morning snowfall that pretty much shut down play in February, it was with great satisfaction to finish the cup season even at this late in the season. As always, a yeoman effort by our Cup Director Fran McGrath and thanks to Nigel Fullerton for assisting him each Sunday. Most of all, we could not put together our cup program without the work of our team managers and coaches along with the referees assigned by John Henderson to provide this competitive atmosphere for the players. We think Maryland has the best cup program in the country and it is due to all who take part in it.

We finished the cup season with Maryland's Amateur Championship, the Stewart Cup, the state's second longest running competition.The final featured Christos FC, who had won the title for five years running against the 2020 Morton Cup champion All Star United. Jacob Benter put away Keegan Kelly's pass in the fourth minute and Christos never looked back as it coasted to a 4:0 shutout. Bender then assisted Demetrius Shepard-Lewis to double the lead in the first half and then hooked up again with Kelly in the second half for his brace. Taofik Lucas-Walker put it out of reach near the end of the match as Christos held on to the Stewart Cup for a sixth straight year.

The Over-30 side took a drive to Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania in its Gerhard Mengel Cup match up against Phoenix SC. Christos did not get off to a good start, falling behind 2:0 but then struck twice quickly to send the match into extra time. Again, two fast goals gave them the advantage before Phoenix cut it to 4:3 for the final result. Tommy Quaranta earned a brace while John Ports Aaron Rilling (match winner) added their tallies. Christos will host Ironbound Alumni of New Jersey on 16 May in the Region I semifinal.

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US Open Cup
1940 - Baltimore SC
Werner Fricker US Open Cup
2005 - Baltimore Colts
2014 - Maryland Bays
US Amateur Cup
1969 - British Lions SC
Gerhard Mengel US Over-30 Cup
2012 - Christos FC O-30
2013 - Christos FC O-30
2014 - Christos FC O-30
US Under-23 Cup
2002 - Baltimore Bays

 


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  • 16 May - Region I Gerhard Mengel Cup - SF
  • 23 May - Region I O-40 Cup - SF

Cup Links


2020 MSSA Cups

     

     

    Maryland National Champions 

    National Challenge Cup
    (US Open Cup)

    1940 - Baltimore SC

    Werner Fricker Cup
    National Amateur Open Champion

    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   

     

     



    Player Registration

    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.

    O40 Player Registration



    Team Registration for 2021 Cup Teams

    The Maryland Cups qualify teams to take place as the Maryland champion for the USASA Region I qualifiers. The Stewart Cup winner will compete for the Amateur Cup for the Fritz Marth Trophy. The winner of the Rowland Cup enters into the Werner Fricker Cup. In the O-30 Cup, the champion advances 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. 


    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
    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 





     
     

     

     
     

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