St. Louis Scullin Steel F.C.

St. Louis Scullin Steel was a U.S. soccer team established in St. Louis, Missouri in 1918. It spent seven seasons in the St. Louis Soccer League, winning three league titles and one National Challenge Cup.

The team that won the 1922 Open Cup.


In 1918, Scullin Steel of St. Louis entered a team in the St. Louis Soccer League. The team surged to the top of the league, winning the title only to fall to the bottom the next season. It came back in the 1920-1921 season to take the league title for a second time. That year, Scullin Steel also went to the 1921 National Challenge Cup championship, falling 4-2 to Brooklyn Robins Dry Dock. Scullin Steel repeated as league champion for the 1921-1922 season and won the 1922 National Challenge Cup in a 3-2 victory over Todd Shipyards. While it finished second in the league standings the next season, Scullin Steel went to a third consecutive Challenge Cup final. This time, it forfeited to Paterson F.C. after the first game ended in a 2-2 tie. Scullin Steel chose to return to St. Louis when several players left the team in order to join their professional baseball teams.[1] Scullin finished third in the league standings the next two seasons and in 1925 did not enter the Challenge Cup after the American Soccer League and St. Louis Soccer League chose to boycott it.[2]


Year Record League National Cup
1918-1919 10-6-5 Champion
1919-1920 7-10-4 4th Third round
1920-1921 9-5-3 Champion Final
1921-1922 10-6-5 Champion Champion
1922-1923 5-5-7 2nd Final
1923-1924 3-6-4 3rd Third round
1924-1925 4-7-7 3rd Did not enter

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