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Maryland Champions League for the Rowland Cup

This season there will be a new format for the Rowland Cup. We are pleased to announce the Maryland Champions League, a contest involving the top sides from the Maryland Major Soccer League and the Washington Premier League competing to determine who will advance as the state representative in the Region I qualifier for the Werner Fricker Cup.

The competition will use a unique format whereby games played during the regular league season will count towards the Champions League standings. After the fall seasons conclude, cross league matches will be scheduled as part of our MSSA cup season to complete the six (6) game Champions League season. The fall season contests will count twice, towards the team's local league standings and for the Maryland Champions League. That will provide three (3) results with the remaining four (4) matches between the separate league rivals starting in late January and concluding February/March.  

The Maryland Champions League will conclude with the top two teams with the best record after six rounds playing for a final. The winner is awarded the Rowland Cup, Maryland's Open competition established in 1914, and will advance to the Werner Fricker Cup, the Amateur Open Championship. 


W T L Pts GF GA Diff
Steel Pulse FC (MMSL) 2 0 0 6 5 2 3
Brainstorm FC (WPL) 2 0 1 6 5 8 -3
Yinz United (WPL) 2 0 1 6 7 3 4
Christos FC (MMSL) 1 0 1 3 6 2 4
Fighting B.O.B.s (WPL) 1 0 2 3 9 8 1
Capital City (WPL) 1 0 2 3 6 8 -2
Academy FC (MMSL) 0 0 2 0 3 10 -7

League Fixtures

Date Location Home Away Result
Sun, 15 Sep Long Bridge Park Capital City Brainstorm FC 2:3
Sun, 22 Sep Long Bridge Park Yinz United Capital City 3:1
Sun, 6 Oct Latrobe Park Academy FC Christos FC 1:6
Long Bridge Park Fighting B.O.B.s Capital City 2:3
Sun, 20 Oct Millford Mill Academy Academy FC Steel Pulse FC 2:4
Fairfax High School Fighting B.O.B.s Yinz United 1:4
Sun, 3 Nov Fairfax High School Brainstorm FC Yinz United 1:0
Sun, 17 Nov Long Bridge Park Brainstorm FC Fighting B.O.B.s 1:6
Latrobe Park Steel Pulse FC Christos FC 1:0

Cross League Fixtures

Date Location Home Away Time/Result
Sun, 19 Jan Blandair #1 Brainstorm FC Steel Pulse FC 11:00
Blandair #1 Yinz United Academy FC 1:00
Blandair #2 Capital CIty Christos FC 11:00
Sun, 2 Feb Blandair #1 Christos FC Yinz United 11:00
Blandair #1 Academy FC Fighting B.O.B.s 1:00
Blandair #3 Steel Pulse FC Capital City 1:00
Sun, 16 Feb Blandair #1 Academy FC Capital City 1:00
Blandair #2 Christos FC Brainstorm FC 11:00
Blandair #2 Steel Pulse FC Fighting B.O.B.s 1:00
Sun, 23 Feb Montgomery Blair Fighting B.O.B.s Christos FC 11:00
Montgomery Blair Yinz United Steel Pulse FC 1:00
Montgomery Blair Brainstorm FC Academy FC 3:00

Field Directions


Date Location Home Away Time
Sun, 8 Mar Laytonsville Park 1st in Standings 2nd in Standings 11:00




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