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Important Message

Cherry Blossom tournament coaches, teams and families,
We know you are looking forward to playing in the Cherry Blossom tournament this weekend.  However, due to unprecedented prolonged overnight sub-freezing temperatures (the past 15 days, consecutively, with no change forecasted through the upcoming weekend), the SoccerPlex staff, after reviewing field conditions, has determined that their natural grass fields are not ready for play. Due to a lack of moisture and the sustained cold, the fields are very hard and activity on them could cause significant damage that would not be recoverable for the spring season.   As a result, all 21 of the natural grass fields at Soccerplex have been closed for play this weekend (the 3 synthetic turf fields remain open).  Since County fields are not yet available for use, either, there unfortunately are no other options to replace those fields that have been closed.
The following decisions therefore are announced at this time:
a)  the U11 and U12 age groups for both Boys and Girls will be played AS SCHEDULED.  All games for these age groups are on synthetic turf fields.
b)  all other age groups are canceled in their entirety, and those teams will receive full refunds of their registration fees (refund checks will be sent during the week of April 16).
We regret that weather conditions have led us to this unusual position, and apologize for the inconvenience to so many teams, especially our out-of-town guests.  Let's all hope for a steady warming of temps as we look forward to the spring season openers.
Thank you,

Maryland SoccerPlex

Home Team and Field Marshal Instructions

Click here for instructions for home teams at all games. 

Click here for field marshal instructions. 

Click here for a list of teams playing the first game of the day. (Teams on the list found at the following link are required to send a representative to the Discovery Sports Center, the indoor facility at the Soccerplex, at least 30 minutes prior to game time to pick up field marshal equipment.)


The 2018 MSI Cherry Blossom Classic schedules are now available for viewing online.  

Please know that a tremendous amount of effort was put into avoiding coaching conflicts in the schedules.  Close to 100 teams submitted schedule requests or had coaches with multiple teams and many flights had several teams that made requests, making the de-conflicting process even more challenging. Although the vast majority of requests were satisfied, there were a few that could not be completely resolved. If you have asked for consideration as a coach of multiple teams, please review your teams’ games to determine if you may have a conflict. Many flights will not have a firm Sunday game matchup until they have completed both Saturday games. This made de-conflicting those Sunday games virtually impossible. All coaches of multiple teams should be prepared to have an assistant coach step in if it becomes necessary. We are unable to make changes to the schedules once they are posted.

To view the 2018 Cherry Blossom Classic schedules, please click here.