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Christos FC player pool

By Admin, 06/13/17, 8:30AM EDT


Due to some media requests, the Maryland Major Soccer League has compiled this player roster and information on players in the Christos FC player-pool.

Note that per competition rules, Christos uses different player pools for the various competitions (US Open Cup, US Amateur, Fricker Cup, and Steinbrecher Cup). So players listed below may not be on Christos US Open Cup roster, but rather competed in Maryland Majors league play or USASA Cup play.

A handful of Christos FC players have played together through the youth ranks with Baltimore Bays Chelsea (or previously known as Baltimore Casa Mia Bays).  Here many of these players were part of teams that won numerous youth national championships

U19 McGuire Cup - 2009 Baltimore Casa Mia Bays, 2011 Baltimore Bays Chelsea; U16 2006 Baltimore Casa Mia Bays; U15 - 2009& 2008 Baltimore Casa Mia Bays

Others on the squad played together in college at UMBC which advanced to the 2014 NCAA Div I College Cup (final four).

Many of the players played for many years together for the Maryland Bays, a former Maryland Major Soccer League club that was  the 6x Maryland Major Soccer League champion (2009-2014). The Maryland Bays also won the 2014 USASA National Open Cup Championship and advanced to the 2015 USASA National Amateur Cup final where they lost to Quinto Elemento from Kansas City, KS. The Bays also competed in the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup where they lost a hard fought match to AC Reading Express (PDL) 1-0 (see game report). In fall 2015, Christos FC merged with the Maryland Bays. Maryland Bays coaches Bryan Bugarin and Andrew Dicea built the powerhouse Bays club and joined forces with the established Christos club in 2015. 

Finally, three players in the Christos player pool recently completed playing professional indoor seasons with the Baltimore Blast and winning the 2017 Major Arena Soccer League Championship (Jordan Becker, Gaeton Caltabiano, and Juan Pereira).

Player Position College Last Clubs/League Accolades
Albrecht, Cody Mid Maryland Terps DC United Academy Captain of Big 10 championship squad; 
Baxter, Danny Def York College Maryland Bays (MMSL)  
Beale, Aaron Def York College Maryland Bays (MMSL) NSCAA-All American at York College (NCAA Div. III)
Becker, Jordan Fwd UMBC Baltimore Blast; Rochester Rhinos (USL); Baltimore Bohs (PDL) 2017 MASL pro indoor championship with Baltimore Blast; 2014 NCAA College Cup Final Four with UMBC
Benzing, Brad GK Millersville Maryland Bays (MMSL) 2013 NSCAA All-Atlantic 1st Team; 2011 USYSA U19 National Champ w Baltimore Bays Chelsea
Bowman, Zach Fwd Stevens Tech Detroit WazaFlo (MASL); Pipeline SC (MMSL)  
Bullington, Alex Mid Loyola (MD) La Dolce Vita USYSA National Championships with Baltimore Casa Mia Bays
Caltabiano, Geaton Mid UMBC Baltimore Blast 2016 & 2017 MASL pro-indoor championships with Baltimore Blast; 2014 NCAA College Cup Final Four with UMBC
Caringi III, Pete Fwd UMBC Oklahoma City Energy (NASL); Baltimore Bohs (PDL) drafted in 2014 by Montreal Impact (MLS); 2014 NCAA Div I All American at UMBC;2014 NCAA College Cup Final Four; 2011 USYSA National Champion (U19, U15, and U14)
Fisher, Collin Def   Maryland Bays (MMSL)  
Forbess, Karou Mid Maryland Terps Baltimore Blast (MASL); Pipeline SC (MMSL) NCAA College Cup National Championship with Maryland Terps; U17 National Team; 2007 Parade All-American
Gloss, Joe Def UMBC    
Graham, Brian Mid UNCG Freestate Elite and Baltimore Bays USDA Team  
Joe, Elton Fwd Wilmington Univ. Maryland Bays (MMSL) All-American at Wilmington Univ; USASA 2014 National Champion with Maryland Bays
Kansaye, Mamadou Mid UMBC Charlotte Independence (USL); Baltimore Bohs (PDL) 2014 NCAA College Cup with UMBC; 
Perrerira, Juan Mid   Baltimore Blast (MASL) 2017 MASL Pro indoor championship with Baltimore Blast
Saunders, Phil GK UMBC Iceland Premier League  
Wilson, Chris Mid Johns Hopkins    
Ports, Chris Mid York College Maryland Bays (MMSL) NSCAA Div-III All-American at York College
Pannian, Chris Fwd Stevenson University Baltimore Bohs (PDL)  
Houapeu, Levi Fwd UMBC Rochester Rhinos (USL); Baltimore Blast (MASL); Philadelphia Union (MLS) Drafted by the Philadelphia Union in the 2011 SuperDraft; won professional indoor championship with Baltimore Blast; Played 2014-2016 with Rochester Rhinos of USL
Scott, Michael   UMBC   Native of Fife, Scottland led U19 team to 19-1-4 record
Taylor, Josh Def Loyola (MD) Maryland Bays (MMSL) 2014 USASA National Champion with Maryland Bays