1923–24 National Challenge Cup

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The 1923–24 National Challenge Cup was the annual open cup held by the United States Football Association now known as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Overview[edit]

The Fall River Marksmen defeated Vesper Buicks of St. Louis by a score of 4-2. Recent film of the final was discovered showing the 36th minute handball by Alex Kemp of the Marksmen which led to Vesper Buicks' first goal. This is also the first known game in which soccer players wore numbers.

Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Third Round
Dec 1-Jan 1
Fourth Round
Dec 22-Jan 13
Quarterfinals
Jan 19-Mar 2
Semifinals
March 9–16
Final
March 30
                             
MO Vesper Buick 3
MO Scullin Steel 2
MO Vesper Buick 3
PA Harmarville Consumers 0
PA Harmarville Consumers 3
PA Jeannette 1
MO Vesper Buick 7
OH Goodyear Tire F.C. 1
OH Goodyear Tire F.C. 2
OH Favorite Knits 0
OH Goodyear Tire F.C. 1
OH MacKenzie F. C. 0
OH MacKenzie F. C. 3
NY Rochester Moose 0
MO Vesper Buick 5
IL Bricklayers and Masons 0
ON Pilgrims F.C. 1-0
OH Toledo S.C. 1-5
OH Toledo S.C.
MI Detroit Celtic
MI Detroit Celtic
MI Caledonia F.C.
MI Detroit Celtics 0
IL Bricklayers and Masons 1
IL Thistles F.C. 1
IL Olympia F.C. 0
IL Thistles F.C. 1
IL Bricklayers and Masons 2
IL Chicago Field Club 0
IL Bricklayers and Masons 1
MO Vesper Buick 2
MA Fall River Marksmen 4
PA Bethlehem Steel 5
PA Philadelphia Field Club 0
PA Bethlehem Steel 2-4
NY New York Field Club 2-3
NY Brooklyn Wanderers 0
NY New York Field Club 1
PA Bethlehem Steel 1-4
NJ Newark Skeeters 1-0
CT Ansonia F.C. 0
NY New York Giants 1
NY New York Giants 2
NJ Newark Skeeters 5
NJ Newark Skeeters 3
NJ BWV Trenton 2
MA Fall River Marksmen 2
PA Bethlehem Steel 0
MA Fall River Marksmen 8
RI Prospect Hill F.C. 1
MA Fall River Marksmen 3
RI Waypoyset 0
RI Fairlawn Rovers 1
RI Waypoyset 2
MA Abbot Worsted 1
MA Fall River Marksmen 2
MA Pacific Mills 1-1
MA Abbot Worsted 1-5
MA Abbot Worsted 1
MA Holyoke Falcos 0
MA Roxbury 0
MA Holyoke Falcos 3

(*): replay after tied match
w/o: walkover/forfeit victory awarded

Final[edit]

March 30, 1924
Vesper Buick (MO) 2–4 Fall River Marksmen (MA)
Tim Harris Goal 36' PK
Joe McCarthy Goal 52'
(Report) Goal 6'Goal 51' Fred Morley
Goal Johnny Reid
Goal Harold Brittan
High School Field St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Edward McCabe (USA)

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