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                                

BRITISH TIGERS    1   vs.  BUENA FUTBOL S.C.   0     

 

SPRING CUP 2017 SEASON CUP BASED/SEEDED SCHEDULE & PAIRINGS    FIRST TEAM LISTED HOME

QUARTER FINALS:

8/30/17     9-11 pm      GMU #3

BRITISH TIGERS               6                    v.        LA TOCADITA      1

9/5/17       8-10 pm      GMU #3  

CAPITAL ROVERS YOUNG BOYS     3    v.         IADB                     0

9/7/17       9-11pm       GMU #3

CAPITAL ROVERS                1.            v.             INTER ITALIA      0                      

BUENA FUTBOL.       3          v.   DANISH DYNAMITE 0

 

SEMIFINALS:

 

10/4/17    Long Bridge #1, Arlington, VA   7:45-9:45pm

BRITISH TIGERS      2   v.        CAPITAL ROVERS YOUNG BOYS   1            

 

10/10/17  Wakefield High, Arlington, VA   8:45-10:45pm

CAPITAL ROVERS     2   v.         BUENA FUTBOL                              4  (OT)    

FINAL:  TUESDAY 10/17/17 8:45 PM,  WAKEFIELD HIGH, ARLINGTON, VA      

BRITISH TIGERS      1    vs.   BUENA FUTBOL 0

 

FALL CUP 2016 SEASON CUP BASED/SEEDED SCHEDULE & PAIRINGS    FIRST TEAM LISTED HOME.

FALL 2016 SEEDED CUP     

Round of 8 Saturday only. 

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      

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY QUARTER/SEMI & FINALS  

21:45 -23:45 pm
April 5,   2017     Capital Rovers Young Boys   3         v.     ACDC                     4.  (PK)                            
April 12, 2017     Danish Dynamite                    2         v.    Capital Rovers      6                                                   

21:00-23:00
April 19, 2017     La Tocadita                              1         v.     Starliners             2                                      

21:45-23:45
April 26, 2017     Midtown United                       0       v.       British Tigers.      6                                                        

 

SEMI FINAL:  CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY.  21:30 - 23:30  
May  3                  ACDC                         4                         v.      Starliners.         5 PK                                          

SEMI FINAL:  CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY.  21:00 - 23:00  

May 10                 Capital Rovers          0                        v.       British Tigers.   5
  
FINAL:  CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY             21:00 - 23;00
May 17                 BRITISH TIGERS          4                    v.      STARLINERS.    5 (PK)   

 

SPRING CUP 2016 SEASON CUP BASED SEEDED SCHEDULE & PAIRINGS    FIRST TEAM LISTED HOME.

SPRING 2015 SEEDED CUP:  CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY 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:  CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY  
OCT 5                    STARLINERS                  0    v       BRITISH TIGERS  1                                       
OCT 12                  DANISH DYNAMITE      2    v       LA TOCADITA        0
FINAL:  CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
OCT 19                  BRITISH TIGERS        11    v       DANISH DYNAMITE 0
                                                

 

FALL 2015 SEEDED CUP SCHEDULE
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY 2115 pm 
WEDNESDAY   APRIL 6, 2016         British Tigers  12   v   OAS                         0   
WEDNESDAY   APRIL 27, 2016       Buena Futbol    2   v   Capital Rovers        1
WEDNESDAY   MAY 4, 2016            La Tocadita        1   v   Ferro Carril Oeste  2
WEDNESDAY   MAY 11, 2016          IMF                     3   v   AC DC Legends      2

SEMI FINALS @ CUA:         
 WEDNESDAY   MAY 18, 2016 @ 2115     British Tigers   3   v   Buena Futbol  0                              
SEMI FINAL & FINAL: LONG BRIDGE #1 ARLINGTON VA  
THURSDAY      JUNE 9, 2016   @ 2100     IMF      5        v     Ferro Carril Oeste    3 (PK)
FINAL:             JUNE 14, 2016 @ 2100     British Tigers  7  v    IMF  0

SPRING CUP 2015 SEASON CUP BASED SEEDED SCHEDULE & PAIRINGS    FIRST TEAM LISTED HOME.

SPRING 2015 SEEDED CUP:  CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY QUARTER FINALS:  
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:  CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY  
OCT 14               BRITITSH TIGERS            0      v          BUENA FUTBOL               1                                               
OCT 21               ROCKVILLE RANGERS      0      v          DANISH DYNAMITE        1                                                
FINAL: SATURDAY Nov 21, 2015    BUENA FUBOL   5   v.  DANISH DYNAMITE      4         

FALL 2014 SEEDED CUP RESULTS
WEDNESDAY   APRIL 8, 2015      DONKIES                               0        v      SPARTAN GLORY          1
WEDNESDAY   APRIL 15, 2015    DANISH DYNAMITE             5       v      ROCKVILLE RANGERS   (PK)             
WEDNESDAY   APRIL 22, 2015    BRITISH TIGERS                   8       v     TEAM MAGNET               0 

WEDNESDAY   APRIL 29, 2015    CAP ROVERS YOUNG BOYS  0       v     FBC SOCCER                   3
SEMI FINALS @ CUA:         
WEDNESDAY   MAY 6, 2015 @ 2115     BRITISH TIGERS       1         v         SPARTAN GLORY      0                    
WEDNESDAY   MAY 13, 2015 @ 2115   DANISH DYNAMITE  3         v         FBC SOCCER              0
FINAL:  SUNDAY ANACOSTIA HIGH 
DANISH DYNAMITE   0         v.         BRITISH TIGERS    1      

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