1968 National Challenge Cup

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1968 National Challenge Cup
Country  United States
Champions Greek American Atlas
(3rd title)
Runners-up Chicago Olympic

The 1968 National Challenge Cup was the 55th edition of the United States Soccer Football Association's annual open soccer championship. No North American Soccer League teams played in the tournament because it was during the offseason and it was when National Professional Soccer League and United Soccer Association were merging at the time. In the end, New York Greek American Atlas F.C. won its second of three straight National Cups.

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semi-finals Final
                           
March 17 - St. Louis            
 Busch Bavarian  2
May 12 - St. Louis
 L&L  1  
 Busch Bavarian  1
March 31
   Olympic  2  
 Chicago Olympic  3
June 16 - Chicago
 Milwaukee Brewers  0  
 Olympic  2
February 4 - Torrance
   LASC  1  
 Los Angeles SC  4
April 14, 28 - LA/SF
 Hollywood Stars  0  
 LASC  3-1
March 17 - San Francisco
   AAC Teutonia  1-2  
 AAC Teutonia  4
July 21, 28 - Chi/NY
 Seattle Hungarians  3  
 Olympic  1-0
March 17 - Buffalo
   Greek American  1-1
 Simon Pure  
 Harmarville Hurricanes    
 Simon Pure  0
   Ukrainian Nationals  2  
 Ukrainian Nationals  
May 12, 19 - Phi/NY
     
 Ukrainian Nationals  2-0
   Greek American  2-1  
 NY Ukrainian  3
March 24 - Queens
 Eintracht  0  
 Ukrainian  0
March 10 - New York
   Greek American  3  
 NY Greek American  2
 Blue Star  1  

Final[edit]

First game[edit]

July 21, 1968
Chicago Olympic (IL) 1–1 Greek American AA (NY)
Alex Naltanis 89' Denise Nanos 48'

Second game[edit]

July 28, 1968
Greek American AA (NY) 1–0 Chicago Olympic (IL)
Bob Hatzos 50'
Eintracht Oval; New York, New York
Referee: Billy Rose

External links[edit]

1968 U.S. Open Cup – TheCup.us