1938 National Challenge Cup

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The 1938 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. Scheduled as follows: First Round on or before January 16, Second Round on or before January 30, Quarterfinals February 13, Semifinals East February 26, 27, West February 20, 27.

Eastern Division[edit]

First round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                           
January 16 - New York            
 New York Americans  4
January 30 - New York
 Brooklyn First Germans  2  
 New York Americans  4
January 16 - Newark
   Bethlehem Hungaria  1  
 Irish-Americans  3
February 27 - New York
 Bethlehem Hungaria  5  
 New York Americans  4
January 23 - New York
   Brookhattan  3  
 Brookhattan  4
February 20 - New York
 Hatikvoh  1  
 Brookhattan  7
January 30/February 6, 13
   Ponta Delgada  0  
 Lusitania Recreation  6
March 27/April 2 - New York
 Ponta Delgada  7a  
 New York Americans  2-0
January 16, 22 - New York
   St. Mary's Celtic  1-3
 Brooklyn Hispano  1-1
January 30 - New York
 St. Mary's Celtic  1-4  
 St. Mary's Celtic  7
January 16 - Baltimore
   Baltimore SC  1  
 Baltimore SC  2
February 27/March 12 - New York
 Budd AA  1  
 St. Mary's Celtic  1-1
January 16, 22 - Philadelphia
   First German American  1-0  
 First German American  3-2
January 30 - Philadelphia
 Philadelphia Passon  3-0  
 First German American  5
January 16 - Clifton
   Paterson Caledonian  3  
 Paterson Caledonian  1
 Scots Americans  0  

Western Division[edit]

First round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                           
January 16 - St. Louis            
 St. Patricks  2
February 6 - St. Louis
 South Side Radio  3  
 South Side Radio  1
January 30 - St. Louis
   Burkes  0  
 Burkes  5
February 20 - St. Louis
 St. Matthews  4  
 South Side Radio  2
January 16 - Pittsburgh
   German Sports Club  4  
 German Sports Club  2
January 30 - Pittsburgh
 Heidelberg  0  
 German Sports Club  3
January 23 - Cleveland
   Slavia Bartunek  0  
 Slavia Bartunek  3
March 13, 20
 Cecil Merchants  1  
 German Sports Club  1-1
January 16 - St. Louis
   Sparta ABA  2-3
 Shamrocks  
February 20 - Chicago
 Sparta ABA  w/o  
 Sparta ABA  5
February 13 - Detroit
   Scottish Thistles  0  
 Scottish Thistles  5
February 27 - Chicago
 Ekhardt & Becker  1  
 Sparta ABA  1
January 16 - Chicago
   Maccabee  0  
 Maccabee  2
January 30 - Chicago
 American Nickeloid  0  
 Maccabee  2
January 16 - Milwaukee
   Milwaukee Schlitz  1  
 Milwaukee Schlitz  6
 Racine Deutscher  4  

a) aggregate after 3 games

Final[edit]

First game[edit]

April 17, 1938
Sparta ABA (IL) 3–0 St. Mary's Celtic (NY)
Frank Trimmel
James McDermott
James Wolf
Sparta Stadium; Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: W.J. Arms

Second game[edit]

April 24, 1938
St. Mary's Celtic (NY) 2–3 Sparta ABA (IL)
John McEwan
Willie McEwan
Trimmel
McDermott (2)
Starlight Park; Bronx, New York
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: M.L. Braun

Source[edit]

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch