1920–21 National Challenge Cup

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The 1920–21 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.

History[edit]

On September 25, 1920, the National Challenge Cup held a drawing for the first round of the 1921 National Challenge Cup. The drawing paired eighty-five entrants, down from 99 the previous year being due to the fact the entrance fee had been raised from $5 to $10.[1] The cup a single elimination format consisting of six rounds and a single game final. The entrants were dividing into an eastern and a western division which led to a final pitting St. Louis Scullin Steel F.C. from the west and Brooklyn Robins Dry Dock from the east.

Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Third Round
Nov 25-Dec 12
Fourth Round
Dec 12-26
Quarterfinals
Dec 23-Mar 6
Semifinals
March 13,27
Final
April 19
               
NY Robins Dry Dock 3
CT Columbia Graphophone 0
NY Robins Dry Dock 1-5*
NJ Erie A.A. 1-3
NJ Erie A.A. 3
NJ Kearny Federal Ship 1
NY Robins Dry Dock 3
MA Fore River 0
MA Fore River 3
MA Gray & Davis 0
MA Fore River 3
MA Fall River Rovers 1
MA Fall River Rovers 4
MA St. Michael’s F.C. 0
MA Robins Dry Dock 3
NY Tebo Yacht Basin F.C. 0
RI Fairlawn Rovers 1
RI Potter & Johnson 0
RI Fairlawn Rovers 3
MA Lynn GE 1
MA Lynn GE 3
MA Boston City 1
RI Fairlawn Rovers 1
NY Tebo Yacht Basin F.C. 3
NY Tebo Yacht Basin F.C. 8
CT Ansonia F.C. 2
NY Tebo Yacht Basin F.C. 2
PA Dobson F.C. 1
PA Dobson F.C. 2
NJ Paterson 1
NY Robins Dry Dock 4
MO Scullin Steel 2
MI Pontiac City 2
MI Caledonia F.C. 3
MI Caledonia F.C. 2
MI Roses F.C. 1
MI Roses F.C. 3
Ulster F.C. 0
MI Caledonia F.C. 2
OH Goodrich F.C. 1
OH Goodrich F.C. 2
OH Goodyear F.C. 1
OH Goodrich F.C. w/o
NY Kodak Park F.C.
NY Kodak Park F.C. 4
NY McNaughton Rangers 0
MO Scullin Steel 2
MI Caledonia F.C. 1
MO Scullin Steel 4
MO Innisfails 3
MO Scullin Steel 3
PA Madison S.C. 0
PA Madison S.C. 3
NY Moose A.F.C. 1
MO Scullin Steel 1-2-2*
IL Bricklayers and Masons 1-1-0
IL Harvey F.C. 2
Thistles F.C. 1
IL Harvey F.C. 1-0
IL Bricklayers and Masons 1-5
IL Bricklayers and Masons 2
WI Simco F.C. 0

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

Final[edit]

Robins Dry Dock (NY)4–2Scullin Steel (MO)
McGuire Goal 16'
Hosie Goal 29' (Ratican)
Sweeney Goal 64'
McKelvey Goal (Sweeney)
Report[2] Bechtold Goal 15' (Nolan)19'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: James E. Schofield, Bristol, Connecticut (USA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Booth, Joe (1920-09-27), "Graphs Draw Bye In National Soccer", The Bridgeport Telegram: 18
  2. ^ Special to The New York Times (April 20, 1921). "BROOKLYN SOCCER TEAM WINS TITLE: Robins Dry Dock Beats Scullin Eleven of St. Louis, 4 to 2, for National Honors. PLAY EVEN IN FIRST HALF Defense of Westerners Weakens in Closing Period-A Bruising Battle on Fall River Field. Brooklyn Team Wins Toss. The Victory Clinched". The New York Times (23, 097). New York, New York: The New York Times Company. p. 23.

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