The Maryland Bays were an inaugural franchise of the third incarnation of the American Soccer League in 1988.[1] They were based in Catonsville, Maryland, and played their games at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. The team joined the American Professional Soccer League in 1990 when the ASL merged with the Western Soccer League. After the 1990 season, the club absorbed the Washington Stars, and moved to play in Columbia, Maryland.

For the first Maryland-based team called the Bays in 1967, see Baltimore Bays of the NPSL/NASL. For the second team to use the name in the ASL, see Baltimore Bays (ASL). For the fourth team to use the name in the USISL, see Baltimore Bays (USISL).


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1988 2 ASL 2nd, Northern Semifinals Did not enter
1989 2 ASL 4th, Northern Did not qualify Did not enter
1990 2 APSL 1st, ASL North Champion Did not enter
1991 2 APSL 1st, Western Semifinals Did not enter






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  1. ^ "The Year in American Soccer - 1988". 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2024-01-08.
  2. ^ "ASL 1988 Season". Retrieved 2024-01-08.
  3. ^ "APSL 1991 Season". Retrieved 2024-01-08.
  4. ^ "The Year in American Soccer, 1990". 2009-01-08. Retrieved 2024-01-08.
  5. ^ "The Year in American Soccer, 1991". 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2024-01-08.
  6. ^ "The Year in American Soccer - 1989". 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2024-01-08.