The Fallston Cup

30th Annual Fallston Cup

Girls' Cup - November 15-17, 2024  

Boys' Cup - November 22-24, 2024

About the Fallston Cup

The Fallston Cup is the premier end of season tournament played in November, at the Fallston Recreation fields in Fallston, Maryland.  The Boys Fallston Cup tournament was founded in the fall of 1994, with the Girls Fallston Cup added the following year, in 1995.

The tournament allows teams to cap their seasons with a tournament providing great competition and one last soccer adventure before the holidays.  The tournament is well-organized and always manned with many friendly and helpful volunteers.

Fallston Cup attracts over 400 teams for the two weekends of the girls and boy's tournaments and is one of the few tournaments with brackets available for recreational teams. Teams come from all over Maryland as well as Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia to join in the competition and fun.

The Cup typically has 10 venues with 36 fields used for play. We are 100% volunteer run.

Thanks to all the volunteers who work many days and nights leading up to this event as
well as on the days of the event - it is always a success due to your efforts!

The tournament is open to all US Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliates.  In addition to those teams, we also host brackets for local rec all-star teams as a great way to cap their season.

The Fallston Cup will have a photographer onsite at various locations and times over the course of the tournament taking promotional photos and videos, including still, video, and drone images.

We evaluate and rank every travel team with data pulled the day we close registration!

The Fallston Cup Committee does not use GotSoccer points as our primary placement analytic. GotSoccer points begin at U11.  Because many of our teams play in the local CMSA league, which doesn't participate in GotSoccer, some teams may have only a few GotSoccer games listed in their account.  For example, if a U11 team went 3-1 in a single tournament this season, this gives them a 75%-win percentage and an outstanding GotSoccer ranking. This ranking may be misleading in terms of the strength of competition they faced and the level of team they may be.

Due to these factors, The Fallston Cup Committee uses current league, level of play within that league, goals for and against, and this season's tournament data that we can find. GotSoccer data is not ignored, rather it is used to round out the bigger picture of a team.

We spend many hours researching, debating, and ranking teams. Don't be hesitant to register early to avoid being wait-listed.  If your season doesn't go the way you planned, we use the data as our primary placement, not the level you originally selected.  We pride ourselves on customer service, so reach out after registering if you have concerns going into our bracketing process which begins immediately after registration closes.

The Fallston Cup Committee's end goal is to group the teams that have registered for our tournament into the best groups of competition that we can make.  It is not an exact science, and we work very hard to make your experience here challenging and fun.

The Fallston Cup has existed for over 30 years because of the many volunteers working tirelessly behind the scenes.  Thank you for choosing the Fallston Cup and we can't wait to see you on the fields!

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Gold Level Sponsors

Vagabond Sandwich Company

Savory Deli

Silver Level Sponsors

ABC Party and Tent Rental
Earth Wood Fire
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Reeder Insurance

Bronze Level Sponsors


Orange Level Sponsors

Fallston Ritas