1939 National Challenge Cup

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The 1939 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.

Eastern Division[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
January 8 - Philadelphia            
 German American  2
February 11 - Philadelphia
 Baltimore Germans  1  
 German American  1
January 8 - Baltimore
   Baltimore  0  
 Baltimore  4
March 26 - Philadelphia
 Hatikvoh  0  
 German American  3
January 8 - Brooklyn
   Lusitania Recreation  2  
 Brooklyn Hispano  1
February 12, 19
 Holy Cross  2  
 Holy Cross  1-1
January 8, 22
   Lusitania Recreation  1-2  
 St. Michael's  3-0
April 15, 16
 Lusitania Recreation  4-1  
 German American  0-2
January 8 - Bronx
   St. Mary's Celtic  2-1
 Brookhattan  4
March 19 - Bronx
 Bethlehem Hungarians  1  
 Brookhattan  1
February 5, 11
   Scots Americans  0  
 Philadelphia Passon  3-2
April 2 - Bronx
 Scots Americans  3-3  
 Brookhattan  1
January 29 - Bronx
   St. Mary's Celtic  3  
 New York Americans  1
February 12 - Brooklyn
 St. Mary's Celtic  3  
 St. Mary's Celtic  6
January 8 - Kearny
   Trenton Highlanders  4  
 Irish American  0
 Trenton Highlanders  2  

Western Division[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
 Chrysler  
January 8 - Detroit
     
 Chrysler  2
December 11 - Chicago
   Manhattan Beer  4  
 Manhattan Beer  4
March 12 - Chicago
 Swedish American  0  
 Manhattan Beer  3
December 11 - St. Louis
   Bartunek Slavia  2  
 Lindell Trust  3
January 8, 15
 Burkes  1  
 Kodak Park  1-0
Dec 11,18/Jan 2 - Cleveland
   Bartunek Slavia  1-3  
 Shamrock  3a
April 2, 9
 Bartunek Slavia  7  
 Manhattan Beer  2-3
December 11
   Morgan  3-1
 German Sport  3
January 8, 15 - Bridgeville
 Curry  0  
 German Sport  1-0
December 11
   Morgan  1-5  
 Morgan  2
March 12 - Pittsburgh
 Heidelberg  1  
 Morgan  4
December 11 - Chicago
   Sparta  2  
 Sparta  1
January 8 - Chicago
 Olympia  0  
 Sparta  7
February 12 - New York
   Lindell Trust  1  
 St. Mary's Celtic  6
 Trenton Highlanders  4  

a) aggregate after 3 games

Final[edit]

First game[edit]

April 30, 1939
Manhattan Beer (IL) 0-1 Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic (NY)
Duke Nanoski 76’
Sparta Stadium; Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: James Carleton

Second game[edit]

May 7, 1939
Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic (NY) 4-1 Manhattan Beer (IL)
William McEwan 1'
Duke Nanoski 44’
Duke Nanoski 52’
Rudy Kuntner 63’ (PK)
Billy Gonsalves (PK)
Starlight Park; Bronx, New York
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: James Carleton