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Congratulations!
2015 Maryland State Cup Champions

Congratulations to the 2015 Maryland State Cup Champions! Everyone from the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association is excited for your most recent accomplishment and wishes you the best of luck as you travel to Barboursville, West Virginia on June 25-30, 2015 to compete in the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships

Championship team photos will be posted below as they become available.

U12 Boys: BETH BLUE 02

 

U12 Girls: MUFC North 02 Red

 

U13 Boys: BCEL Darby 01/02

 

U13 Girls: FRED FC Frederick '01

 

U14 Boys: BCEL Dynasty 00/01

U14 Girls: PSC Strikers

 

U15 Boys: MDIND Fewster FC

 

U15 Girls: FRED FC Frederick '99

 

U16 Boys: BCEL 98/99

 

U16 Girls: ASA Azzurri

 

U17 Boys: MSC Falcons

 

U17 Girls: MRM Coyotes

 

U18 Boys: SEVP Fever

U18 Girls: SAC Premier Blue Kickers

U19 Boys:  BAYS Chelsea

 

 

2015 Maryland State Cup Game Schedule

 

Click here to view the State Cup game schedule.  Please support your friends, club, and community at large by being a respectful fan!

Click here for driving directions to the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Click here for driving directions to Oakdale High School.

Welcome to the 2015 Maryland State Cup
Shaun Fleming - 2015 State Cup Director

Welcome to the 2015 Maryland State Cup competition! This is the first leg of the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series and is the premier championship tournament in the state. Teams from all corners of the state will battle each other to earn the coveted title of State champions. Winners in our State championship will represent Maryland at the Region I Regional championships, in Barboursville, West Virginia, where they will compete against teams from 12 other states. The U-13 through U-19 regional champions will move on to the National championships which will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

New for the 2015 State Cup: 

  • For the cold weather games, we have revised our rules governing the color of the long sleeve undershirts. Teams may continue to wear undershirts that match the color of their jerseys. Alternatively, teams wearing the darker jerseys may wear black undershirts and teams wearing the lighter jerseys may wear white undershirts.
  • For the safety of the players, we are implementing a new concussion policy. If a player comes out of the game due to a concussion, the player may only return to State Cup play after submitting a medical release to MSYSA. MSYSA will retain the player’s card until it receives the medical release.
  • Over-time periods will only be played for semi-final and final games. For all other rounds of play, if the game is tied at the end of regulation time, the teams will immediately go to penalty kicks to determine the winner.

The online application for the 2015 MSYSA State Cup is scheduled to open January 5, 2015. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, February 12, 2015. Please make sure your application is submitted before the deadline.

The State Cup Draw is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:00pm.  ALL TEAMS are required to send a representative to the State Cup Draw. For more information, please refer to the State Cup timeline.

The initial first round of 32 will be played at a location to be determined. The remaining four rounds of 16, 8, semifinals and finals will be played at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, MD. The Maryland SoccerPlex continues to be the best soccer facility in the entire U.S. Northeast region.

The MSYSA website will have all the current information concerning the State Cup dates and schedules including help with questions on registration and fees. The MSYSA website changes frequently with alerts and updates. Please make a habit of continually checking the website over the duration of State Cup.

We are looking forward to an exciting, competitive and safe environment for State Cup 2015. We hope to see you there!

 

Shaun Fleming

State Cup Director

statecup@msysa.org

Important State Cup Rule Change
State Cup Qualifying Leagues

At the October 2014 MSYSA Executive Board meeting, a motion was made by the MSYSA State Cup Committee that the 2015 MSYSA State Cup rules be adopted.  As such, Rule 2.1.3., as listed in the 2014 State Cup rules, would be eliminated.  This rule stated that “MSYSA will accept teams that play in a mixed US Youth Soccer and other US Soccer Federation member league as long as the team plays in a US Youth Soccer only division.”

For the 2014 State Cup year, MSYSA implemented a State Cup verification form in which any team using a league that was not MSYSA “pre-approved” would need to have their games verified by the league administrator.  The administrator and the team representative verified that the games played in the league were done so in accordance to the stated 2014 MSYSA State Cup rules.  During the year, it was brought to the attention of the MSYSA that although the verification form had been “signed off”, there had been teams, in fact, that were not in accordance with this rule. 

The MSYSA maintains a strong sense of fairness and equity, and as such, considered the ramifications of limiting state cup qualifying leagues.  It was agreed that since the opportunity to play in a winter and spring league was a viable option and that maintaining the integrity of the MSYSA State Cup and the US National Championship Series was of extreme importance, that MSYSA would only consider leagues that consisted of USYSA-only teams as an MSYSA State Cup qualifying league.  This motion was voted upon and passed by the MSYSA Executive Board.

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament providing teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.  The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-13 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group division earn a direct path to the National Championships. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country.

Maryland State Cup Qualifying Leagues

State Cup Rule 2.1.3. reads "During the current seasonal year, all teams, except U19, must play in a fall winter, or spring affiliated MSYSA member sanctioned US Youth Soccer league.  The team must compete in at least a 4-team approved league during the current seasonal year in its State Association, US Youth Soccer Regional League, US Youth Soccer National League or with its State Association's permission in another State Association...."  

It is important to note that only USYS/MSYSA cards and rosters are to be used for all teams seeking qualification into the Maryland State Cup.

The below is a list of Maryland State Cup qualifying leagues: 

League Code

League

State Association

BBSL

*U12 teams that are using BBSL for cup qualification must play small-sided with USYS/MSYSA cards and rosters

Baltimore Beltway Soccer League

Maryland

CCL

Club Champions League

Maryland

CMSSL

Central MD Short Sided League

Maryland

MUSL

Maryland United Winter Soccer League

Maryland

MOSL Maryland Open Soccer League Maryland

NCSL

National Capital Soccer League

Maryland

CWSL

Columbia Winter Soccer League

Maryland

OBSL

Olney/Bethesda Soccer League

Maryland

WAGS

Washington Area Girls Soccer

Maryland

ODSL

Old Dominion Soccer League

Virginia

Region I Champions League

Region I Champions League

Region I

MASL

Mid Atlantic Soccer League

Delaware

NATL

US Youth Soccer National League

Nationals

Updated 1/7/15

 

2015 State Cup Applications
Registration is OPEN!
Registration is OPEN for U19 ONLY!
 
Please continue to monitor the website for updates.
 
Registration for the 2015 Maryland State Cup is open:  https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/msysa/14-15/cup/Cup.html 
Teams must submit the following for consideration:
 
Application Fee:  $500
Quarter Finals Fee:  $500
Bond Fee:  $750
  • Uncashed bond checks will be destroyed upon the completion the team's compliance with all rules and policies of the National Championship Series or upon the completion of the National Championship Series.
  • Quarter final checks will be cashed for the teams that will be advancing.  Teams that do not advance to the quarter final rounds will have their uncashed checks destroyed along with their bond checks.
  • Referee fees are not included in the game fee and must be paid in cash at the beginning of each match.
  • Withdrawals must be made to the Cup Director or Designee.  A team may withdraw and have the application fee returned if notice is give PRIOR to the published Cup application closing date. 

 It is the responsibility of the clubs/teams to be famaliar with all Cup rules.

 
Important Dates
2015 Maryland State Cup

All State Cup Dates listed are to be considered tentative except for roster freeze dates and applications dates.  Changes can and will be made based upon field availability, numbers, weather and other considerations. 

2015 MARYLAND STATE CUP TIMELINES

DATE

             EVENT                 

LOCATION

COMMENTS

Friday, January 5, 2015

2015 State Cup Application Opens, U12-U19

 

https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/msysa/14-15/cup/Cup.html

Wednesday, February 12, 2015

State Cup Application Closed,

U12-U18

 

Closed at 5:00pm.  All applications must be completed, accompanied with payment and bond, approved league roster and received in or emailed to the state office by 2/17/15, 3:00pm.

Saturday, March 7, 2015,

State Cup Draw, U12-U18

Turf Valley Spa and Resort

2700 Turf Valley Road

Ellicott City, Maryland  21042

http://www.turfvalley.com/Map-Directions

Each club playing in the Maryland State Cup is required to send a representative from their club and is responsible for disseminating information presented at the draw to their club teams that are participating in the 2015 Maryland State Cup.  More info:   http://msysa.org/tourn/index_E.html

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Roster Freeze Date for the following teams:  U14 Boys, U15 Boys, U16 Boys, U17 Boys

 

Frozen at 5:00pm.  This early freeze date is for teams of a particular age-gendered bracket that must compete in “PLAY-IN” games.  This is determined by more than 16 teams in a particular age-gendered bracket.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Play-In Games

SoccerPlex

18031 Central Park Circle

Boyds, Maryland  20841

http://www.mdsoccerplex.org/contactus/directions/

 

For teams of a particular age-gendered bracket of more than 16 teams.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Play-In Games

Oakdale High School

5850 Eaglehead Drive

Ijamsville, Maryland  21754

 

http://education.fcps.org/ohs/directions

For teams of a particular age-gendered bracket of more than 16 teams.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Play-In Games

TBD

For teams of a particular age-gendered bracket of more than 16 teams.

Tuesday, April 7,  2015

Roster Freeze Date for the following teams:  U12 Boys, U13 Boys, U12 Girls, U13 Girls, U14 Girls, U15 Girls, U16 Girls, U17 Girls

 

Frozen at 5:00pm.  This freeze date is for teams of a particular age-gendered bracket that begin play at the Round of 16.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Round of 16

SoccerPlex

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

Round of 8

SoccerPlex

 

Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015

Round of 16/8

SoccerPlex

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

State Cup Semi-Finals, U12-U17

SoccerPlex

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Roster Freeze Date, U18

 

Frozen at 5:00pm.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Save the Date

SoccerPlex

 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

State Cup Finals, U12 – U17

SoccerPlex

 

Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2015

State Cup Games, U18

SoccerPlex

 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Save the Date

SoccerPlex

 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Semi-Finals, U18

SoccerPlex

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

State Cup Application Closes, U19

 

Closed at 5:00pm.  All applications must be completed, accompanied with payment and bond, approved league roster and received in or emailed to the state office by 5/23/15.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Roster Freeze Date, U19

 

Frozen and 5:00pm

Friday, May 22, 2015

State Cup Draw, U19

MSYSA State Office

 

Monday, May 25 – Friday, May 29, 2015

State Cup Games, U19

SoccerPlex

Games will be scheduled by MSYSA and held during the week with all games being completed by 5/29/15.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Finals, U18 & U19

SoccerPlex

 

June 25 – June 30, 2015

Regionals

Barboursville, West Virginia

 

July 19 – July 26, 2015

Nationals

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

NOTES:

  • Age group brackets with 2 teams will not play and all monies will be refunded
  • Age group brackets with 3 teams will play round robin format.

 

State Cup Draw

The Maryland State Cup Draw will be held on March 7, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042.  This event is open to all individual team officials who wish to attend; however it is important to note that each club playing in the Maryland State Cup is required to send a representative from their club and is responsible for disseminating information presented at the draw to their club teams that are participating in the 2015 Maryland State Cup.  Additionally, the club representative will be responsible for delivering cup match balls to all of the club teams that do not have a team representative present.  All age divisions will be holding their draws simultaneously of each other.  Although this change will allow for a more streamline and efficient draw, a club representative will not be able to attend all of the age division draws at one time.  As such, attendance by team representatives are not mandatory but highly encouraged  as the draw for all age groups will be held concurrently.

It is important to note that per the 2015 Maryland State Cup Rules, "...Each participating team must be represented at the Cup Draw by a Team Official listed on their roster, or their designee.  Teams not represented will be subject to a $200 fine, which must be paid within one week of the Cup Draw..."

2015 State Cup Team Status Report
Applied Teams

2015 STATE CUP TEAM STATUS REPORT

(Last update - 3/5/15,11:37am)

For a list of applied and accepted teams, click here.  Should you need information on your team's status, please contact statecup@msysa.org

 

Roster Freeze Information

To all teams U12-U18 2015 State Cup Teams:

Please remember that you are bound by whatever roster you have entered into the MSYSA registration system by 5:00 PM of the roster freeze date for your age group/gender listed below.  
 
The roster freeze dates for age groups/gender are listed below:
 
March 24, 2015 - U14 Boys, U15 Boys, U16 Boys, U17 Boys
 
April 7, 2015 - U12 Boys, U13 Boys
                     U12 Girls, U13 Girls, U14 Girls, U15 Girls, U16 Girls, U17 Girls
 
April 30, 2015 - U18 Boys & U18 Girls
 
 
 

 

2015 State Cup Seeding

Per State Cup Rule 1.3.1:

  The Champion, finalist and semi-finalists from the prior year, if they are entered, will be seeded into the next older age group.  If possible, teams will be seeded in opposite brackets from the teams they played in the previous year.  In order to meet roster continuity requirements for seeding, a majority of the players from the prior year team must be rostered to the current year team. No other teams will be seeded before the State Cup Draw.  The champions and finalists from the previous year will be placed in the competition format so that they cannot face each other until the final. 

Please see the attached status report.  This report shows the 2014 State Cup winners and continuity status for 2015.  As shown, these teams will be seeded for the 2015 State Cup Draw to be held on March 7, 1-3pm at the Turf Valley Resort.  If there are any questions regarding this report, please contact Marie Langford, executivedirector@msysa.org, prior to the State Cup Draw.

 

2015 State Cup Brackets

The 2015 State Cup brackets can be viewed and printed on the SINC sports web site.  Click on the "GAMES" tab located below the MARYLAND STATE CUP 2015 header.

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