1956 National Challenge Cup

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1956 National Challenge Cup
Country United States
ChampionsHarmarville Hurricanes
Runners-upChicago Schwabens

The 1956 National Challenge Cup was the 43rd edition of the United States Soccer Football Association's annual open soccer championship. The final was contested over two legs between Harmarville Hurricanes and Chicago Schwabens, which the Hurricanes won 3–2 on aggregate score after a comeback from a two-goal deficit. Schwaben won the first leg 1–0 at home in Winnemac Park, Chicago and also scored the first goal in the return leg.[1] The Hurricanes then scored three consecutive goals, including the clinching goal in the 142nd minute.[2]


  1. ^ DeMor, Frank (August 30, 1990). "Hurricane Blew Away Competition". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. pp. 9–10. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  2. ^ Jordan, Jimmy (May 7, 1956). "Harmarville wins national open title, 3–2". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 23. Retrieved May 6, 2013.

External links[edit]

1956 National Challenge Cup – TheCup.us