Terrill/Blassie Cup

Initially titled the WISL Cup, in 1984, the Cup was renamed the Terrill Cup in 1990 in honor of Charles Terrill, deceased brother of WISL founder Chip Terrill.  In 1998, the Cup was again renamed the Terrill/Blassie Cup in the memory of Michael J. Blassie, the deceased USAFA classmate of WISL founder Chip Terrill.  This Cup is the culmination of the highest level of amateur soccer competition in the Washington D.C. Metro area.

The Chuck Terrill Nexus to WISL
Having run WISL for 10 seasons and having tired of birthing the fledgling league (which had then grown from 4 to 20 teams) and faced with growing family/work/travel responsibilities, Chip had decided to stop administering WISL and instead just coach his childrens' teams while finding time to maybe still just play himself.  Chuck Terrill, who had only just found soccer in the spring of 1984 -- yet played so competitively and gracefully and was so clearly gifted to the game  after his fourth season of play was diagnosed as being HIV positive in the summer of 1985.  At that time, the two brothers played together in WISL for Suomi/Finland.  When Chuck learned of Chip’s decision, noting that WISL was a great place for players like himself to learn the game and flourish, Chuck asked Chip to keep running the league as a favor to him.  Chuck pointedly noted that otherwise the league faced the same prognosis as he.  Chip found it difficult to say no to this request and has continued to run WISL in Chuck’s memory.

The Mike Blassie Nexus to WISL
During February and March 1968, as a cadet at the USAFA, Chip was ordered to march with his rifle while on restriction (marching a one 4 hour block of “tours” on every Saturday and Sunday afternoon).  For those two months, only one other cadet was also always there marching “tours,” Mike Blassie, a classmate and member of USAFA’s intercollegiate soccer and tennis teams.  On the one 20 minute break between these afternoon “tours,” Terrill would go to his room to sleep;  Blassie, on the other hand, would go to the base of the dorm, and on the small grassy area there, either juggle or kick a soccer ball against the wall right below Terrill’s room.  After 6 weeks of heated disagreement between them over the booming sound from Blassie’s soccer ball off the dorm wall while Terrill was trying to sleep, Chip consented (dressed in his black Chuck Taylor high top tennis shoes & USAF T-shirt and shorts) to join in the kicking during their break.   Presto a soccer addiction was created over the next 2 weeks  -- with Mike encouraging that Chip play intramural soccer that spring and even try out for the intercollegiate soccer team later that Fall.  Although the two had served together in "Digger" Squadron during their Doolie summer, the two would never again serve together in the same squadron and never became close friends but when they both would pass in the halls or see each other, they both could not help but smirk remembering their “tours” together and Chip’s embryonic play.  On May 11, 1972, on a special operations air mission near An Loc, South Vietnam, First Lt. Mike Blassie was killed in action while flying his A-37B Dragonfly.  USAF First Lt. Blassie was originally entombed in the tomb of the Unknown Soldier but was disinterred and his remains buried in his hometown in St. Louis, Missouri.  When Lt. Blassie’s family came to Pentagon in 1998 to collect their brother & son’s remains, Chip (by then a USAF Col) met with the Blassie family and together they shared a true “soccer”moment.  Without question, Mike Blassie the first person ever to get Chip to touch a soccer ball -- passed the torch of his passion for soccer to Chip and as a result, Mike Blassie lives on through Chip’s commitment to making this a soccer nation.  

 

REIGNING CHAMPION:   BRITISH TIGERS                                

 

FALL CUP 2017  (based on Fall season seedings but played in following season)

SCHEDULE & PAIRINGS    FIRST TEAM LISTED HOME
QUARTER FINALS:    
5/9/18        8:30-10:30 pm      GMU #3
BRITISH TIGERS           4            v.          INTER ITALIA       0   
5/10/18       8:30-10:30 pm     GMU #3  
BUENA FUTBOL SC        2             v.          KIAN FC                0
5/16/18        8:30-10:30pm    GMU #3
CAPITAL ROVERS          4             v.          LA TOCADITA       1
5/22/18.       9:00-11:00pm.   GMU #3
SPARTAN LEGENDS.      3             v,         CAPITAL ROVERS YB  0(f)                    
SEMIFINALS:       
5/23/18        9:00-11:00pm.    GMU #3
BUENA FUTBOL              4.              v.        SPARTAN LEGENDS  1          
5/24/18        9:00-11:00PM
BRITISH TIGERS            2                 v.        CAPITAL ROVERS.   1 (OT)
FINAL:
6/5/18          9:00-11:00.  GMU #3      
BUENA FUTBOL SC            2               v.       BRITISH TIGERS      4           

SPRING CUP 2017 SEASON CUP SEEDED
QUARTER FINALS:
8/30/17     BRITISH TIGERS                              6    v.        LA TOCADITA                1
9/5/17       CAPITAL ROVERS YOUNG BOYS     3    v.        IADB                               0
9/7/17       CAPITAL ROVERS                             1    v.        INTER ITALIA                0
9/7/17       BUENA FUTBOL                                 3   v.         DANISH DYNAMIT       0 (f)
SEMIFINALS:
10/4/17    BRITISH TIGERS      2   v.        CAPITAL ROVERS YOUNG BOYS   1            
10/10/17  CAPITAL ROVERS     2   v.        BUENA FUTBOL                              4  (OT)    
FINAL:  
10/17/17  BRITISH TIGERS      1    v.       BUENA FUTBOL     0

 
FALL CUP 2016 SEASON CUP SEEDED
March 25, 2017
12 noon     Buena Futbol      0. v.     ACDC                                 2
13:45         Starliners            7  v.     Arlington Celtic.               0
15:30         Capital Rovers    3. v.     Indomitable Jabronies.   1
17:15         British Tigers      3  v.     Little Urban Achievers.    0      
QUARTERFINALS  
April 5,   2017     Capital Rovers Young Boys   3        v.     ACDC                     4.  (PK)
April 12, 2017     Danish Dynamite                    2        v.     Capital Rovers      6
April 19, 2017     La Tocadita                             1         v.     Starliners               2
April 26, 2017     Midtown United                     0         v.      British Tigers.       6
SEMI FINALS:
May  3                  ACDC                                        4        v.       Starliners.             5 PK
May 10                 CAPITAL ROVERS                    0        v.      BRITISH TIGERS   5
FINAL:
May 17                 BRITISH TIGERS                     4         v.     STARLINERS.         5 (PK)
  

SPRING CUP 2016 SEASON CUP SEEDED
QUARTER FINALS   
SEPT 7,   2016     STARLINERS              2     v.    CAPITAL ROVERS                            1
SEPT 14, 2016     LA TOCADITA             1     v.    CAPITAL ROVERS  YOUNG BOYS   0
SEPT 21, 2016     BRITISH TIGERS       7     v.    BUENA FUTBOL                                1
SEPT 28, 2016     DANISH DYNAMITE  2      v.    IMF                                                   1
SEMI FINALS:    
OCT 5                    STARLINERS              0     v.    BRITISH TIGERS                             1
OCT 12                  DANISH DYNAMITE  2     v.    LA TOCADITA                                   0
FINAL: 
OCT 19                  BRITISH TIGERS      11    v.    DANISH DYNAMITE                        0                                               

FALL 2015 SEEDED CUP SCHEDULE
APRIL 6, 2016         British Tigers   12   v   OAS                         0   
APRIL 27, 2016       Buena Futbol     2   v   Capital Rovers        1
MAY 4, 2016            La Tocadita        1   v   Ferro Carril Oeste  2
MAY 11, 2016          IMF                     3   v   AC DC Legends      2
SEMI FINALS        
MAY 18, 2016          British Tigers     3   v   Buena Futbol  0                              
JUNE 9, 2016           IMF                     5   v   Ferro Carril Oeste    3 (PK)
FINAL
JUNE 14, 2016         British Tigers     7   v   IMF  0

SPRING CUP 2015 SEASON CUP 
SEPT 9, 2015                CAPITAL ROVERS          1    v     BRITISH TIGERS        2
SEPT 16, 2015              ROCKVILLE RANGERS  3     v     IMF                              1
SEPT 30, 2015              YINZ UTD                       0     v     BUENA FUTBOL          3             
OCT 7, 2015                 INTER ITALIA                1     v     DANISH DYNAMITE   4
SEMI FINALS:  
OCT 14, 2015                BRITISH TIGERS           0     v     BUENA FUTBOL          1
OCT 21, 2015                ROCKVILLE RANGERS   0     v     DANISH DYNAMITE   1
OCT 28, 2015. 
FINAL:  BUENA FUBOL                5     v     DANISH DYNAMITE   4         

FALL 2014 SEEDED CUP RESULTS
APRIL 8, 2015    DONKIES                                 0     v         SPARTAN GLORY          1
APRIL 15, 2015  DANISH DYNAMITE              5     v         ROCKVILLE RANGERS  4 (PK)
APRIL 22, 2015  BRITISH TIGERS                    8     v         TEAM MAGNET               0
APRIL 29, 2015  CAP ROVERS YOUNG BOYS   0     v         FBC SOCCER                   3
SEMI FINALS       
MAY 6, 2015       BRITISH TIGERS                    1     v         SPARTAN GLORY            0
MAY 13, 2015     DANISH DYNAMITE               3      v         FBC SOCCER                   0
FINAL:                 DANISH DYNAMITE               0      v         BRITISH TIGERS            1      

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