NISA League-mate Bay Cities FC to Suspend Operations, League Moves to Single Table Format

Table position will be decided by a Points Per Game (PPG) model
Published Aug 26, 2022

Boyds, MD (August 26, 2022) – Today the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) announced Bay Cities FC suspended operations for the 2022 season due to financial constraints. Bay Cities home match versus Cal United Strikers set for this weekend has been canceled. NISA and the club are now focused on finding a new primary team owner, allowing it to come back for the 2023 season in a much stronger financial position. 

NISA has revised the 2022 schedule and table with the eight remaining clubs. The competition committee has revised the table to reflect the following: 

The league is now condensed into a single table 

The standings have been revised using an average-points per game total (points earned divided by matches played) 

The results of all Bay Cities FC matches have been left intact 

The league will complete the season with a single table format. The playoffs still will include the top six clubs with the top two clubs earning a bye. 

Current Table (as it sits today): 


About NISA 

The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 with a mission to bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs controlling their own league, clubs owning their intellectual property, all without the barrier of territorial rights. A member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the mid-summer Independent Cup, open to independent professional and amateur clubs alike, and NISA Nation, an incubator league for amateur clubs interested in going pro. For more information about NISA visit or contact at Follow NISA on Twitter @NISALeague and on Instagram @nisasoccer.


About Maryland Bobcats FC
The Maryland Bobcats Football Club was founded in 2009. Based in Montgomery County, Maryland, it is a fully minority-owned club and currently the only United States Soccer Federation–sanctioned professional soccer team (men’s or women’s) in the state of Maryland. Maryland Bobcats FC has a “one family” mentality. From the youngest player to the most experienced, from youth teams to First Team, all players support, push, and encourage each other to play the right way. Beyond soccer, Maryland Bobcats FC helps, inspires, gives back, and supports the local community that supports, comes to games, and cheers them on. The club gives players opportunities that they wouldn't get elsewhere––they can play; they just need a place to prove it. For more information about Maryland Bobcats FC, visit or contact at Follow MBFC on Twitter @MDBobcatsFC and on Instagram @mdbobcatsfc.