1908 American Cup

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The 1908 American Cup was the annual open cup held by the American Football Association. The West Hudsons won the tournament for the second time in three years defeating the Paterson True Blues in the final as they did in 1906.

Entries[edit]

Name City District Manager Grounds
West Hudson A.A. Harrison New Jersey T.Adams Harrison Oval
True Blues F.C. Paterson New Jersey T.Kenyon Willard Park
Rover F.C. Fall River New England L.L.Holden Oak Grove Ave. Park
Clan McLeod Jersey City New Jersey T.Sims West Side Park
Clark A.A. East Newark New Jersey John Lone A.C.Grounds, Passaic Avenue
Rangers Paterson New Jersey W.Ritchie Willard Park
 Newark F.C. Newark New Jersey J.Neil Morris Park
Clan McDonald Brooklyn New York D.Cardswell Ridgewood Park
 Caledonians New York New York R.Hosie Olympic Field
Clan McGregor New York New York J.Barclay League Park, Yonkers
 Hollywood Inn Yonkers New York W.Scobie Hollywood Field, Dunwoodie
Scottish American Newark New Jersey D.MacMillan Vailsburg Track
Thistles Philadelphia Eastern Pennsylvania T.MacKenzie Boys Club Farm
Howard & Bullough Pawtucket New England W.Allan Salem Street
Hearts Newark New Jersey J.Holmes Harrison Oval
St.Georges Newark New Jersey A.Heath Maplewood
Jersey A.C. Bayonne New Jersey S.Toma Base Ball Grounds, J.C.
Clarendons New York New York F.Davies Schuetzen Park, Union Hill
 West Hudson Celtics Kearny New Jersey A.Burns Kearny Oval

Semifinals[edit]

March 29, 1908
West Hudson A.A. (NJ) 8–1 Clan McLeod (NJ)
Morris Park
March 29, 1908
Paterson True Blues (NJ) 3–2 Fall River Rovers (MA)
Paterson, NJ
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: A.H.Dale

Final[edit]

April 19, 1908
West Hudson A.A. (NJ) 3–2 Paterson True Blues (NJ)
Dean
Carter
Dean
20' Cooper
Mantell
Morris Park
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: A.Montgomery

Paterson True Blues: GK Garside, DF Bissett, Murray, MF Fletcher, McKinstrie, Beattie, FW Mantell, Allan, Cooper, Gilmore, Elliott.
West Hudson A.A.: GK Hanlon, DF Breckie, Kettles, MF Miller, Sedon, Lawson, FW Dean, Knowles, Colville, Lennox, Carter.