Jan 1, 2021 - Maryland Bobcats FC have been voted as Protagonist Soccer's 2020 "Club of the Year"! Up against four other incredible clubs in FC Austin Elite, PDX FC, Detroit City FC, and the Denton Diablos, the Bobcats earned the most number of votes during the five day voting period on Protagonist's website to be their club of the year. For the full article about the win, head to Protagonist's site here.
Each year, Protagonist nominates teams that the staff deems worthy of the award, and then lets fans vote on the one they feel is most deserving. We are proud to say that this year, we were voted by you, the fans, as their Club of the Year.
2020 has been a long, strange, challenging years for a lot of different reasons, but we like to instead focus on the great things that happened:
First Team winning a United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) National Championship (topping off an undefeated season)
First Team winning the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) Independent Cup Mid-Atlantic region (going undefeated)
The launch of the Bobcats Youth Program in Fall 2020 with 3 initial teams
Hosting our Second Annual "Community Cup"
Having our players, staff, and youth teams donate over 300 hours of their time giving back to their community
MD Bobcats U16 Gold bringing home the first youth trophy in club history, coming back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 to be crowned SAC Columbus Day Tournament Champions
First Team defeating Chattanooga FC (another professional team) 1-0
and of course...
Joining NISA and bringing professional soccer to Maryland in 2021!
We hope this is only the start and are looking forward to a big 2021. Thank you for your support this year (and years past) and we look forward to making you proud in 2021!
To read the full Protagonist article about the win, head here.
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