1916 American Cup

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The 1916 American Cup was the annual open cup held by the American Football Association. The 1916 edition included 37 of the top eastern teams. The title was won by Bethlehem Steel with a 3-0 win over the Scottish Americans courtesy of a hat trick by Neil Clarke making Bethlehem the first team to win the American and National cups in the same season.

American Cup Bracket[edit]

Second round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                           
           
 Falls F.C.  
 Pan-American F.C.  w/o  
 Pan-American F.C.  0
April 24 - Philadelphia
   Fall River Rovers  3  
 Henry Disston F.C.  0
May 20 - Fall River
 Fall River Rovers  1  
 Fall River Rovers  1
   Bethlehem Steel  3  
 Jersey A.C.  1-1
April 30 - Newark
 General Electric F.C.  1-0  
 Jersey A.C.  0
January 29 - Bethlehem
   Bethlehem Steel  5  
 Bethlehem Steel  2
June 10 - Bethlehem
 Clan MacDonald  0  
 Bethlehem Steel  3
   Scottish-Americans  0
 Bridgeport City  3
 Brooklyn F.C.  1  
 Bridgeport City  1
November 27/December 26 - Quincy
   Babcock & Wilcox  2  
 Fore River Rovers  2-0
May 21 - Newark
 Babcock & Wilcox  2-3  
 Babcock & Wilcox  1
   Scottish-Americans  3  
 Kearny Athletics  0
 Scottish-Americans  4  
 Scottish-Americans  2
   Brooklyn Celtic  0  
 Continental F.C.  1
 Brooklyn Celtic  3  

Final[edit]

June 10, 1916
Kearny Scottish-Americans (NJ) 0–3 Bethlehem Steel F.C. (PA)
(Report) Neil Clarke (3)
Taylor Field, Bethlehem
Referee: David M.Whyte

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