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 roundQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
January 16 - New York
New York Americans4
January 30 - New York
Brooklyn First Germans2
New York Americans4
January 16 - Newark
Bethlehem Hungaria1
February 27 - New York
Bethlehem Hungaria5
New York Americans4
January 23 - New York
February 20 - New York
January 30/February 6, 13
Ponta Delgada S.C.0
Lusitania Recreation6
March 27/April 2 - New York
Ponta Delgada7a
New York Americans2–0
January 16, 22 - New York
Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic1–3
Brooklyn Hispano1–1
January 30 - New York
Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic1–4
Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic7
January 16 - Baltimore
Baltimore S.C.1
Baltimore SC2
February 27/March 12 - New York
Budd AA1
Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic1–1
January 16, 22 - Philadelphia
First German American1–0
First German American3–2
January 30 - Philadelphia
Philadelphia Passon3–0
First German American5
January 16 - Clifton
Paterson Caledonian3
Paterson Caledonian1
Scots Americans0

Western Division[edit]

First roundQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
January 16 - St. Louis
St. Patricks2
February 6 - St. Louis
South Side Radio3
South Side Radio1
January 30 - St. Louis
February 20 - St. Louis
St. Matthews4
South Side Radio2
January 16 - Pittsburgh
German Sports Club4
German Sports Club2
January 30 - Pittsburgh
German Sports Club3
January 23 - Cleveland
Slavia Bartunek0
Slavia Bartunek3
March 13, 20
Cecil Merchants1
German Sports Club1-1
January 16 - St. Louis
Sparta ABA2-3
February 20 - Chicago
Sparta ABAw/o
Sparta ABA5
February 13 - Detroit
Scottish Thistles0
Scottish Thistles5
February 27 - Chicago
Ekhardt & Becker1
Sparta ABA1
January 16 - Chicago
January 30 - Chicago
American Nickeloid0
January 16 - Milwaukee
Milwaukee Schlitz1
Milwaukee Schlitz6
Racine Deutscher4

a) aggregate after 3 games


First game[edit]

Sparta ABA (IL)3–0St. Mary's Celtic (NY)
Trimmel Goal
McDermott Goal
Wolf Goal
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: W.J. Arms

Second game[edit]

St. Mary's Celtic (NY)2–3Sparta ABA (IL)
J. McEwan Goal
W. McEwan Goal
Trimmel Goal
McDermott Goal ???'???'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: M.L. Braun


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