1920–21 National Challenge Cup
On September 25, 1920, the National Challenge Cup held a drawing for the first round of the 1921 National Challenge Cup. The drawing paired eighty-five entrants, down from 99 the previous year being due to the fact the entrance fee had been raised from $5 to $10. The cup a single elimination format consisting of six rounds and a single game final. The entrants were dividing into an eastern and a western division which led to a final pitting St. Louis Scullin Steel F.C. from the west and Brooklyn Robins Dry Dock from the east.
Northern Massachusetts DistrictEdit
|30 October 1920 Replay due to General Electric rules violations||Fore River F.C.||5-0||General Electric F.C.|
Southern New England DistrictEdit
Southern New York DistrictEdit
New Jersey DistrictEdit
Byes: Cedar Cliff F.C.
Eastern Pennsylvania DistrictEdit
|16 October 1920||Hibernian F.C. (AAFA)||1-6||Bethlehem Steel F.C. (NAFBL)||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Stadium: Cahill Field|
Referee: John Walders
Northwestern New York DistrictEdit
Western Pennsylvania DistrictEdit
Bye: Madison F.C.
Bye: Simco F.C.
Home teams listed on top of bracket
(*): replay after tied match
w/o: walkover/forfeit victory awarded
- Booth, Joe (1920-09-27), "Graphs Draw Bye In National Soccer", The Bridgeport Telegram: 18
- Special to The New York Times (April 20, 1921). "BROOKLYN SOCCER TEAM WINS TITLE: Robins Dry Dock Beats Scullin Eleven of St. Louis, 4 to 2, for National Honors. PLAY EVEN IN FIRST HALF Defense of Westerners Weakens in Closing Period-A Bruising Battle on Fall River Field. Brooklyn Team Wins Toss. The Victory Clinched". The New York Times (23, 097). New York, New York. p. 23.