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State Cup Application



** Please check back later for updated information for 2018 Maryland State Cup**

(last updated November 27th, 2017)



The Maryland State Cup is the first phase in the United States Youth Soccer National Championship Series. The Maryland State Cup is an open competition at the highest level of the United States Youth Soccer Association. State Cup Champions advance to the Regional Championships with Regional Champions advancing to the United States Youth Soccer National Competition. Region I may ask Maryland to send additional teams to the regional championships if there are spots to fill. As such, MSYSA may ask the finalist and/or the two semi-finalists to attend. More information can be found on the MSYSA website at


Teams must submit the following for consideration:


  1. Completed online application and/or Certificate of Intent (printed after online application is made)
  2. Three checks made payable to MSYSA
    1. Application Fee: $550 (Unless payment was made online)
    2. Bond Fee: $750

  Uncashed bond Checks will be destroyed:

  • Upon the completion of the National Championship Series
  • Upon team's compliance with all rules and policies of the National Championship Series

  If the team desires to have their checks returned instead of being destroyed, please contact the cup director

  1.   Quarter Finals Fee: $500
  • 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 un-cashed checks destroyed along with their bond checks
  1. Approved League Roster
  2. Qualifying League Designation Form (not required for U19/20)

For the 2018 State Cup, each team (except U19/20) must complete and submit a “Qualifying League Designation Form.”  The form allows the team to tell MSYSA which league and season during 2017-8 they will use (or have used) for their Cup-qualifying play.

Please click here to download


REFEREE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE GAME FEE AND MUST BE PAID IN CASH AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH MATCH. Referee fees can be found in the State Cup Rules, Page 4. (click here for State Cup Rules)


To apply online please CLICK HERE (coming soon)