1917 American Cup

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The 1917 American Cup was the annual open cup held by the American Football Association. Thirty-six teams entered the competition however none of the major Massachusetts teams entered. A new rule that season made by the Southern New England FA forbade their clubs from entering more than one tournament other than the State Cup. This being the case most of the teams opted for the National Cup instead. Bethlehem Steel brought home the trophy for the third time with a convincing 7-0 final win against the West Hudsons.

American Cup Bracket[edit]

Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
November 26 - New York            
 New Yorks F.C.  3
January 28 - New York
 Bridgeport City  1  
 New York F.C.  1
December 9 - Bethlehem
   Bethlehem Steel  2  
 Bethlehem Steel  2
March 11 - Newark
 Henry Disston F.C.  1  
 Bethlehem Steel  5
   Clan MacDonald  0  
 Clan MacDonald  w/o
January 21 - New York
 Chicopee Rovers    
 Clan MacDonald  4
   Continentals F.C.  1  
 Continentals F.C.  2
May 13 - Newark
 General Electric F.C.  1  
 Bethlehem Steel  7
January 14 - Bayonne
   West Hudson A.A.  0
 Babcock & Wilcox  2
April 1 - Bayonne
 Scottish Americans  1  
 Babcock & Wilcox  1-0
   West Hudson A.A.  1-4  
 West Hudson A.A.  1
April 22 - Newark
 Bay Ridge  0  
 West Hudson A.A.  1
December 3
   Brooklyn Celtic  0  
 Brooklyn Celtic  6
January 14
 Falls F.C.  0  
 Brooklyn Celtic  9
   Jersey A.C.  0  
 Alley Boys  2-1
 Jersey A.C.  2-2  

Final[edit]

May 13, 1917
West Hudson A.A. (NJ) 0–7 Bethlehem Steel F.C. (PA)
(Report)[1] 17' George McKelvey
19' Jimmy Easton
Fred Pepper
Fred Pepper(McKelvey)
Jimmy Easton(Fleming)
Paddy Butler
80' Tommy Fleming
Weidenmayer's Park; Newark, New Jersey
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Charles Creighton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Title Unknown". Archived from the original on 2009-10-20.