CHICAGO (March 10, 2021) – The National Independent Soccer Association (NISA)
today released the 2021 NISA Legends Cup – a time for legends to rise on the pitch –
spring tournament schedule. As announced last month, the Legends Cup tournament
will run April 13-25 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
"It’s our great pleasure to finally have professional outdoor soccer back in Maryland. We are ready to showcase the wealth of talent that we have in the DMV! We look forward to meeting the amazing teams in our new league" Club President Jide Saba said. "We are grateful for the amazing leadership of NISA, making sure our transition was as easy as it could be. This is the first major event for the club as a pro team and all of our players can’t wait to get the ball rolling! Looking forward to meeting everyone!"
Following the season, at the end of June in Keyworth Stadium in Detroit, the 2021
Legends Cup Champion will play the Spring Season Champion on Wednesday, June
30, for the right to play 2020 Fall Champion Detroit City FC for the 2020-2021 NISA
Championship. Broadcast details will be announced later this month.
NISA clubs will play in three groups during the Legends Cup.
• Group 1 – Maryland Bobcats FC, Michigan Stars FC, 1904 FC
• Group 2 – Detroit City FC, Cal United Strikers FC, Stumptown AC
• Group 3 – Chattanooga FC, Los Angeles Force, New Amsterdam FC
"This is a great chance to see where we, as a club, are" said Vice President Evan Raimist. "It's a chance to jump right into it and see where our guys are at, physically and mentally, and compete for a trophy. It's a little earlier than we originally planned, but we've assembled a great group of players and are looking forward to seeing how they perform on the field. We can't wait to finally have some meaningful games to play."
The Legends Cup will be the first time Maryland Bobcats FC compete as a professional team.
About Maryland Bobcats FC
The Maryland Bobcats Football Club was founded in 2009. Based in Montgomery and
Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, it is a fully minority-owned club with a majority
minority roster. Bobcats FC has a "one family" mentality. From the youngest player to
the most experienced, youth teams to First Team, players support, push and encourage
each other to play the right way. Beyond soccer, Bobcats FC helps, inspires, gives back
and supports the local community that supports, comes to games, and cheers them on.
The club gives players opportunities that they wouldn't get somewhere else. They can
play and just need a place to prove it. For more information about Maryland Bobcats FC, visit marylandbobcatsfc.com or contact at email@example.com. Follow MBFC on Twitter @MDBobcatsFC and on Instagram @mdbobcatsfc.
The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 with a mission to
bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of
U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs
controlling their own league, clubs owning their intellectual property, all without the
barrier of territorial rights. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the
mid-summer Independent Cup, open to independent professional and amateur clubs
alike. For more information about NISA visit NISAOfficial.com or contact at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow NISA on Twitter @NISALeague and on Instagram