1928–29 National Challenge Cup

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The 1928–29 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. This edition of the soccer tournament featured 100 entrants (51 in the East and 49 in the West). In this edition the Western bracket played the first round in December 1928 while the Eastern section chose to wait out the poor weather and began the first round games in February 1929. The Cup final, which drew 21,583 spectators, broke the record for the largest crowd to see a Cup final, and remained the largest crowd, until 2010, when the Seattle Sounders FC defeat Columbus Crew in front of 31,311 spectators.

Eastern Division[edit]

 
First roundSecond roundSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
February 3 - Bronx
 
 
New York Hakoah7
 
February 17 - Bronx
 
Mamaroneck F.C.1
 
New York Hakoah6
 
February 3 - Rochester
 
Rochester Celtic0
 
Rochester Celtic3
 
March 17 - Bronx
 
Buffalo Hungarian2
 
New York Hakoah3
 
February 3 - Newark
 
Newark Portuguese2
 
Newark Portuguese3
 
February 17 - Newark
 
Bayonne Rovers0
 
Newark Portuguese4
 
February 3
 
New York Hungaria1
 
New York Hungariaw/o
 
March 24 - Brooklyn
 
First German
 
New York Hakoah1
 
February 3 - Bronx
 
New York Giants0
 
New York Giants4
 
February 24 - Bronx
 
IRT Rangers1
 
New York Giants8
 
February 3 - Trenton
 
Trenton F.C.0
 
Trenton F.C.8
 
March 3, 9
 
Newark Skeeters1
 
New York Giants2-6
 
February 3 - Baltimore
 
Bethlehem Steel2-3
 
Canton F.C.0
 
February 16 - Bethlehem
 
Bethlehem Steel5
 
Bethlehem Steel5
 
February 3 - Waterbury
 
Walsh Chevrolet0
 
Waterbury1
 
 
Walsh Chevrolet6
 

Western Division[edit]

 
First roundSecond roundSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
December 23 - Chicago
 
 
Thistle F.C.1
 
February 17
 
Olympia F.C.1
 
Thistle F.C.1
 
December 16 - St. Louis
 
Madison Kennel5
 
Madison Kennel4
 
March 10 - St. Louis
 
Ben Millers1
 
Madison Kennel5
 
December 16 - Detroit
 
Holley Carburetor1
 
Holley Carburetor2
 
February 23 - Detroit
 
Flint IMA0
 
Holley Carburetor10
 
 
 
Goodyear F.C.3
 
Goodyear F.C.4
 
March 17 - St. Louis
 
Cleveland Celtics1
 
Madison Kennel7
 
December 16 - Chicago
 
Sparta ABA4
 
Sparta ABA3
 
February 24 - Chicago
 
Carpenters0
 
Sparta ABA7
 
December 23 - Detroit
 
All Scots0
 
Wood Hydraulic1
 
March 3 - Chicago
 
All Scots3
 
Sparta ABA3
 
December 30 - Chicago
 
Bricklayers1
 
Bricklayers2
 
February 17 - Chicago
 
Buda AA0
 
Bricklayers3
 
December 23 - St. Louis
 
Tablers1
 
Tablers5
 
 
Wellston2
 

Final[edit]

St. Louis Madison Kennel (MO)0–2New York Hakoah (NY)
Eisenhoffer Goal 80'
Wortmann Goal 82'
New York Hakoah (NY)3–0St. Louis Madison Kennel (MO)
Schwarz Goal 20'
Grünwald Goal 50'
Häusler Goal 70'
Attendance: 21,583[1]
Referee: James McFarlane (USA)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).

Additional references[edit]

  1. ^ Mayers, Joshua (September 13, 2010). "You've done it again -- 22,000 tickets sold for Open Cup final". The Seattle Times. Retrieved September 14, 2010.