*Due to COVID19 the 2020 USASA Fricker Cup Tournament has been canceled.
Mass Soccer will run the next USASA Fricker Cup Qualifier in March 2021. Registration will open early January/February 2021.
We were able to run the opening rounds of 2020 USASA Fricker Cup Tournament. Here are the highlights.
Safira over Kendall Wanderers Select, East Boston Stadium: 4-1.
Recap: Safira was first to score in the match off of a header on a well placed corner kick. Kendall equalized on a PK, seen here: #23 Moran PK . Kendall went down to 10 on a red card, which proved too much of a challenge against an experienced Safira squad who added two more first half goals. Geovane Lage scored assisted by Jorge Tineo (38th min), then Tineo netted his own (40th minute). Final goal of the game was scored by Safira on this PK: #77 Matt Vidal PK.
Albania United falls to GPS Omens, Reservation Road Park: 2-3 ET.
Recap: Harris Smriko put GPS on the board early 1-0, but Albania United's Rafael Santos answered with an equalizer. Albania's Robert Schallmo scored a go-ahead header goal on a rebound off an initial GPS's Katz save: Schallmo's Goal. In the 80th minute, GPS equalized on this: Luke Finkelstein Goal. GPS continued to press which led to a break away up the middle and drew Albania goalie out of the box and into a red card penalty. Back up goalie made this diving save on the free kick to send the match into extra time. This extra time goal (cross by Luke Finkelstein to Pat Murray) secured a quarterfinal spot for GPS Omens.
Albania United - photo by Joe Siciliano
Tournament is a Men's Open Cup and runs annually mid March 15th- early April. Champion will represent Massachusetts & advance to the regional quarterfinals typically the 2nd weekend in April.
State will announce & conduct a tournament draw. Home teams are responsible for securing a home field in the opening rounds of the state qualifier tourney. Mass Soccer will secure a home field for the championship game.
Referees are provided by Mass Soccer for the entirety of the qualifying tournament. We encourage all teams to review the rules before registering for the tournament.