2016 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


State Association


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

Baltimore Beltway Soccer League



Club Champions League



Central MD Short Sided League



Maryland United Winter Soccer League


MOSL Maryland Open Soccer League Maryland


National Capital Soccer League



Columbia Winter Soccer League



Olney/Bethesda Soccer League



Washington Area Girls Soccer



Old Dominion Soccer League


Region I Champions League

Region I Champions League

Region I


Mid Atlantic Soccer League



US Youth Soccer National League


Updated 7/17/15


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



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.

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.

Interesting Read

Please click here to view an article posted by Glennon on her blog titled Momastery. The title of the article is "How to watch your kid's game without being a jerk".

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