1913–14 National Challenge Cup

The 1913–14 National Challenge Cup was the inaugural edition of the national knock-out soccer competition in the United States that would eventually become the modern-day Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Brooklyn Field Club won the title.

1913–14 National Challenge Cup
Dewar trophy 1914.jpg
Dewar Challenge Cup
Country United States
Teams40[1]
ChampionsBrooklyn Field Club (1st title)
Runners-upBrooklyn Celtic
Matches played39
Goals scored159 (4.08 per match)

The competition ran alongside the 1914 American Cup, an older, similar competition organised by the American Football Association (AFA). At the time, two different organisations vied for recognition as the official national association for American soccer, the predominantly north-eastern AFA and the organisers of the Challenge Cup, the newly named United States Football Association.[2] The organisers of the National Challenge Cup prevailed, and the 1913-14 competition is thus recognised as that years national cup tournament, and the inaugural edition of what is now the U.S. Open Cup.

The second round drawing took place on November 9, 1913.[3]

BracketEdit

Home teams listed on top of bracket

First Round
November 1 – 2
Second Round
November 30 – December 21
Third Round
January 18 – March 8
Quarterfinals
March 21 – April 5
Semifinals
April 18 – 26
Final
May 16
                  
NY Brooklyn F.C. 1
NY IRT Strollers 0
NY Brooklyn F.C. 3
NY Brooklyn Rangers 0
NY Brooklyn Rangers
Bye
NY Brooklyn F.C. 1
PA Bethlehem Steel 0
PA Braddock
Bye
PA Braddock 2
PA Bethlehem Steel (a.e.t.) 3
PA Bethlehem Steel 7
PA Disston F.C. 0
NY Brooklyn F.C. 4
NY Yonkers F.C. 1
NY Yonkers F.C.
Bye
NY Yonkers F.C. 3
NY Fulton A.C. 0
NY Fulton A.C.
Bye
NY Yonkers F.C. 3
NY New York Celtic 1
NY New York Celtic
Bye
NY New York Celtic 4
NY German F.C. 1
NY German F.C. 5
NY Cameron F.C. 0
NY Brooklyn F.C. 2
MA New Bedford F.C. 1
MA New Bedford F.C. 3
MA Farr Alpaca F.C. 1
MA New Bedford F.C. 3
CT Bridgeport Presby. 0
CT Bridgeport Presby.
Bye
MA New Bedford F.C. 2
PA W. Philadelphia F.C. 0
PA W. Philadelphia F.C.
Bye
PA W. Philadelphia F.C. 4
PA Kensington F.C. 1
PA Tacony F.C. w/o
PA Kensington F.C.
MA New Bedford F.C. 4*
PA Peabody F.C. 1*
PA Peabody F.C.
Bye
PA Peabody F.C. 3*
PA Wissinoming F.C. 0*
PA Wissinoming F.C.
Bye
PA Peabody F.C. w/o
NY St. George F.C.
NY St. George F.C.
Bye
NY St. George F.C. 2**
NY Hudson United F.C. 0**
NY Hudson United F.C.
Bye
NY Brooklyn F.C. 2
NY Brooklyn Celtic 1
NY Brooklyn Celtic
Bye
NY Brooklyn Celtic 6
NY Hollywood Inn F.C. 0
NY Hollywood Inn F.C.
Bye
NY Brooklyn Celtic 5
NJ Babcock & Wilcox 0
NJ Watsessing F.C.
Bye
NJ Watsessing F.C. 3
NJ Babcock & Wilcox 5
NJ Babcock & Wilcox 6
NJ Cowboy F.C. 2
NY Brooklyn Celtic 2
NY Columbia Oval F.C. 0
NY Columbia Oval F.C.
Bye
NY Columbia Oval F.C. 5
NY Clan Mackenzie F.C. 2
NY Clan Mackenzie F.C.
Bye
NY Columbia Oval F.C. 2
NJ Harrison Alley Boys 1
NJ West Hudson Juniors
Bye
NJ West Hudson Juniors 0*
NJ Harrison Alley Boys 4*
NJ Harrison Alley Boys 8
NJ C.S. Jersey Blues FC 5
NY Brooklyn Celtic 6
NY Niagara Falls Rangers 2
MI Roses F.C.
Bye
MI Roses F.C. 2*
MI Packard F.C. 1*
MI Packard F.C.
Bye
MI Roses F.C. 0
NY Niagara Falls Rangers 2
NY MacNaughton Rang.
Bye
NY MacNaughton Rang. w/o
NY Niagara Falls Rangers
NY Niagara Falls Rangers 6
NY Buffalo Corinthians 1
NY Niagara Falls Rangers 2
IL Pullman F.C. 1
IL McDuffs
Bye
IL McDuffs 0
IL Hyde Park Blues 2
IL Hyde Park Blues
Bye
IL Hyde Park Blues 2
IL Pullman F.C. 4
IL Campbell F.C.
Bye
IL Campbell F.C. 0
IL Pullman F.C. 3
IL Pullman F.C.
Bye

(*) replay after tied match
w/o walkover/forfeit victory awarded

FinalEdit

Brooklyn Field Club (NY)2–1(NY) Brooklyn Celtic
Adamson   3'
Ford   87'
Report Campion   27' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,000

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Manning, Dr. G. Randolph (December 20, 1914). "Soccer Football Outlook: Colleges, Schoolboys, and Athletic Clubs Taking Up Game". The New York Times. No. 20, 784. New York, New York. p. S1.
  2. ^ Now the United States Soccer Federation to avoid confusion with the gridiron sport known as football in North America, previously the American Amateur Football Association.
  3. ^ "NEW SOCCER SCHEDULE.: National Association Clubs Draw for Second Round Cup Matches". The New York Times. No. 20, 379. New York, New York. November 10, 1913. p. 7.

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