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Welcome to the MLK CUP 

The MLK Cup is a 5v5 futsal tournament featuring teams of 4 players and a goalkeeper. It takes place over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend at DPR (DC Department of Parks and Recreation) facilities throughout the city, it has previously been held at Turkey Thicket and Edgewood Recreation Center locations. Participants are required to wear tennis shoes or indoor shoes on the court; cleats are not allowed as this is a futsal tournament. 


The tournament consists of 3 games, each lasting 40 minutes. The top 2 teams will advance to the finals, which will take place on the last day of the tournament (usually Sunday). The finalists will receive recognition for their achievements. 

The MLK Cup is brought to you by DC Eleven Football Club and DC Department of Parks and Recreation. It serves as a friendly and competitive atmosphere as players return from holidays and prepare for winter practices and leagues. It brings the community together in facilitating a warm and peaceful environment for athletes and their families to compete with neighbors and get acquainted with one another.  


DPR is a key stakeholder in the MLK cup, displaying its state-of-the-art facilities and promoting healthy living in the city. We encourage participants (specifically DC residents) to inquire about year-round DPR programming at locations throughout the city. DPR staff will be onsite to help you better understand DPR programming. You may also visit this link to learn more:


For any inquiries not covered here, you can contact the organizers via email at or by texting 202.505.7530. 



  • Dates: January 13 & 14, 2024 

  • Format 5v5, 4 players and a goalkeeper.  

  • Locations: Turkey Thicket and Edgewood Recreation Center locations 

  • Age groups: U8, U10, U12, U14, High School 

  • Kickoff Times: 9:40AM (Please refer to schedule) 


  • Cost per team: $250 


Game Play 

  • 3 games 

  • 40 mins 

  • One center ref 

  • Finals will be played, by top 2 teams 

  • Finalists will be recognized and awarded. 


2024 Dates

January 13 & 14


9AM - 7PM

*Refer to actual schedule

Turkey Thicket Rec

(2 Courts)

Edgewood Rec (One court)

*Subject to change.

U8 (7 & 8) Coed

U10 ( 9 & 10) Coed

U12 (11 & 12) Coed

U14 (13 & 14) Coed

High School 15+ Coed

League play

40 min game

5 min halftime


Indoor court




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2024 MLK CUP

  • Registration Open: October 23, 2023

  • Cost: $250/team 

  • Registration closed upon capacity!



Navigate to rules page with this link!


Previous Winners



U10/11 - DCXI

U12/13 - DCXI

HS - City Sporting Club

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