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Due to field closures & cancellations for concern of the Coronavirus pandemic throughout the state of Maryland, the remaining cup schedules are put on hold until further notice. Once the situation has been cleared, the matches to be played will be scheduled. We thank everyone for their patience & understanding.

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.

Where else can you find all of this cup information? Keep a thumb on this page for the latest in results and schedules. Follow us on Twitter @marylandsoccer. Keep track of the entire cup season on our Cup Archives page.


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


Upcoming Schedule
  • 15 Mar - Maryland O-30 Cup Semifinals
  • 22 Mar - Maryland O-30 Cup Final
  • 29 Mar - Maryland O-40 Cup Semifinal
  •   5 Apr - Maryland O-40 Cup Final
  • 19 Apr - Werner Fricker Cup Quarterfinal
  • 26 Apr - Amateur Cup Quarterfinals
  • 26 Apr - Gerhard Mengel Cup Quarterfinals
  •   3 May - National O-40 Cup Quarterfinals

Cup Links

2019 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   



    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. 

    Morton Cup Registration 30/40 Cup Registration
    1. Aegean Hawks FC (WPL)

    2. AFC Dobes (MMSL)

    3. Christos FC (MMSL)
    4. Izee Auto FC (UPSL)

    5. K Crew (WPL)
    6. LImitless FC (MMSL)

    7. Motorik FC Alexandria (MMSL)

    8. Starliners FC (WPL)
    9. Steel Pulse FC (MMSL)
    10. Yinz United (WPL)
    1. Academy FC (MMSL)
    2. All Stars United (MMSL)
    3. Baltimore Kickers (MMSL)
    4. Blue Side FC (MMSL)
    5. Colombia FC (MMSL)
    6. Columbia FC (MMSL)
    7. DC Flames (Other)
    8. JA Raiders FC (MMSL)
    9. The Difference FC (MDSL)
    10. The Referees (Other)


    1. Baltimore Kickers
    2. Christos FC Bays
    3. Colombia FC 
    4. Fighting Bobs/Yinz Legends Over 30's


    1. Baltimore Kickers
    2. Christos FC
    3. Colombia FC 

    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. 

    Maryland Major Soccer League

    1. Academy FC
    2. Christos FC
    3. Steel Pulse FC
    4. World Class Premier (withdrew)

    Washington Premier League

    1. Brainstorm FC (withdrew)
    2. Capital City
    3. Fighting B.O.B.s
    4. Yinz United

    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




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