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The Baltimore Major Soccer League was created as a higher-level men's amateur league embracing the stronger teams from the Southeastern and Maryland leagues. Eight clubs took part in the inaugural season: Bethlehem S.C. from Dundalk; Colonial S.C.; German Sports Club; Maryland-Germans (a second team from the German Sports Club); Parkville; St. Gerard Y.M.A.; M. Shaivitz; and Wingfoot S.C. Parkville disbanded in December after 5 straight losses.
St. Gerard showed why it was the best club in the Baltimore-area winning the league and the Rowland Cup, Maryland's open competition. St. Gerard also made it all the way to the National Amateur Cup Eastern final before losing 3-0 to Ponta Delgada at Bigberry Stadium in Fall River, Mass.
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