Recapping an exciting 2023/24 Futsal Season

The Maryland Development Soccer League (MDSL) hosted its second year of MDSL Futsal in Montgomery County, MD from December 9 – February 24, 2024. The event hosted 44 teams with players traveling in from all parts of Maryland. Twelve different clubs participated and 161 games were played between Argyle Middle School in Aspen Hill and Earle B. Wood Middle School in Rockville.

Click here to view the results. 
U8/U9 Boys Division
In the U-8/9 division there were a lot of great games with little separating the top teams. Sandy Spring SC 2015/16 Brown finished first in the division with 19 points and Superstars SC 2016 Boys finished a close second with 18 points. The two teams met in January with Sandy Spring SC edging out the Superstars SC 11-7. Sandy Spring would go on to remain undefeated in the season and the Superstars didn’t lose another game thereafter.  
U10 Boys Division
Future Soccer Club Monarchs 2014 went undefeated in what was otherwise a very competitive 2014/15 bracket. However, Future proved to be in a league of their own averaging a little over 10 goals a game and only conceding an average of 3 goals a game. Go Premier Soccer would finish a close second with 21 points. This division featured a number of teams who play in divisions 1 and 2 in their respective outdoor leagues. A number of games finished in a tie and there were many game winners in the closing seconds.  
U11 Boys Division
Like the U-9 and U-10 age groups, this group also finished with the top 2 teams only separated by 3 points. Dribbling Impact 2013 Elite took the division with 19 points and Frederick Heat finished a close second with 16 points. During their face to face matchup the game finished 6-6. The Heat’s 4-3 loss to Future Monarchs 2013 was the difference in the 3 points. 

U12 Boys Division
The U12 Boys division was also very exciting with the top 2 teams only separated by 2 points. Dribbling Impact 2012 Elite took home the trophy with 18 points and Juventus DC 2012 Boys Academy White finished a close second with 16 points. Both teams faced off in late January with Impact defeating Juventus 4-2. This division however featured many competitive games and the level of play was arguably the best among all of the league’s divisions. Juventus style of play and ability to move off the ball and create opportunities truly impressed a number of coaches who watched them play, even those outside of the division.  
U13 Boys Division
The FC Frederick 2011 Stars took home the top spot with a goal differential of 33 goals and a total of 18 points. 6 points clear of second place Paragon Futbol Academy 2012. The two teams faced off twice in the season with Paragon winning the first game 9-2 and Frederick winning the second game 7-6. 

U14 Boys Division 
Paragon Futbol Academy 2011/12 took home the trophy in this division. A number of their players played 2 years up and they proved to be among the best in this division. The team finished the regular season with 13 points then defeated Frederick 2011 Blast who finished with 12 points in the final. Due to cancellations due to weather, these two teams found themselves playing a best of 3 series with back to back to back games. Frederick won the first 10-4 and Paragon won the next two games by scores of 7-5 and 11-7. The games were back and forth and exciting. 

U16 Boys Division 
This division was an FC Brasil party as their 2008s and 2009s took home the top two spots. FC Joga finished with 12 points and FC Gold finished with 11 points. Aspen Hill SC 2009s finished out the top 3 with 9 points.  

Changes for 2024/25 season

Change #1: We will move to playoffs across all divisions. This year we only had playoffs in the U-14 and U-16 divisions but it will now be implemented across all divisions.

Change #2: We will have 2 referees at all games moving forward.

Change #3: Piggybacking off of change #2, there will be a $100 increase in the registration fee and the cost of the MDSL Futsal league will increase from $450-$500 to $550-$600. So be sure to register early to for the $550 fee. Despite the increase, our league is still 33%-50% less than all of the other futsal leagues in Montgomery County. The reason for this increase is for us to be able to pay 2 referees/game (as opposed to the 1 referee per game that we had most of the season) in addition to paying clock managers. This will allow our games to run even smoother.

Change #4: Selected games will now be broadcasted. Our league has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in March 2022. Now, it is time that we showcase the talent that the teams from the D.C., MD, and VA area have exhibited in our league. More details are still pending, but the plan is to show a selected number of games on our social media platforms.

Change #5: Continue to align with US Youth Futsal Rules. Changes happen frequently with Futsal, so we will continue to track the rules and align them with our league.

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