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Christos Brings Home Region Title

Adds Another Gerhard Mengel Cup to its Trophy Shelf

Will next seek national title at the Championship of Regions. (25 June)  The Christos FC Over-30 side returned to familiar grounds, the Ukrainian Americans Sports Center in Horsham, Pennsylvania to face the NY Pancyprian Freedoms of Eastern New York in the final of the Gerhard Mengel Cup. The Freedoms were the current cup holders defeating the Maryland Bays in extra time at the Region I finals in 2019. The title match featured two historic clubs with plenty of bragging rights for the trophies they collected over the years.

Christos got off to an early start when Alex Lee set up Jon Ports for the goal. Ports doubled the lead from an assist from Zack Bowman. The Pancyprian cut the deficit by one and the two sides went into the half with the Maryland team leading 2:1. In the second half, Glenn Leitch found Karou Forbes to give Christos a two goal advantage only for the Freedoms to respond and make it 3:2. Ports iced the match when he assisted Dan Lader to close it at 4:2. Christos will now head out to Mighigan in August for the Championship of Regions as they look to keep the national title in Maryland while seeking their fourth title in the competition. The Bays took the Gerhard Mengel Cup in 2019 at the Championship of Regions.

Christos along with several other Maryland sides represented the state in other cup competitions during the Region qualifiers. In the Amateur Cup, Christos lost to Vereinigung Erzgebirge 1:0 in extra time in the quarterfinal round. All Star United was defeated by Steel FC in the 1st round. In the Werner Fricker Cup, Region finalist Clifton Elite FC eliminated first Columbia FC and then Christos in the quarterfinals. In the Gerhard Mengel Cup, Fighting BOBs/Yinz Legend were eliminated by Ironbound Alumni who were stopped by Christos in the semifinal 6:1. The Baltimore Kickers were sent home by West Chester United in the first round of the Over-40 Cup while Christos made it to the semifinals to be edged out by the Renegades. Christos also sent a team to the Region's U-23 Championship for the Gus Xikis Trophy where it was ended by eventual champion LISFL United in the semifinals.

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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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  • Oct - Registration starts for 2022 cup season

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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   

     

     



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    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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