1991 U.S. Open Cup

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1991 U.S. Open Cup
CountryUnited States
ChampionsBrooklyn Italians
Runners-upRichardson Rockets

The 1991 United States Open Cup was the 78th edition of the soccer tournament to crown the national champion of the United States.

The Brooklyn Italians (NESSL) won the cup 1-0 against the Richardson Rockets (USISL) of Texas in a match played at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York.


May 27-Jul 7
July 28
August 10
USASA Madison 56ers 4
NSL RWB Adria 4
NSL RWB Adria 0
NESSL Brooklyn Italians 1
NESSL Brooklyn Italians 3
USASA Fairfax Spartans 0
NESSL Brooklyn Italians 1
SISL Richardson Rockets 0
SISL Richardson Rockets 8
USASA Galveston NASA 2
SISL Richardson Rockets 1
SISL New Mexico Chiles 0
SISL New Mexico Chiles 5
PL Strikers (CA) 0

Regional Semifinals[edit]

  • I Cambridge Faialense SC (MA) 1-3 Brooklyn Italians (NY)
  • I Fairfax Spartans (VA) 5-0 Vereinigung Erzgebirge (PA)
  • II RWB Adria (IL) W-L Fort Wayne SC (IN)
  • II Madison 56ers (WI) 1-0 St. Louis Scott Gallagher (MO)
  • III Richardson Rockets (TX) 2-0 Atlanta Datagraphic (GA)
  • III Galveston NASA (TX) 2-0 Wichita Falls Fever (KS)
  • IV Strikers (CA) 4-3 Fatigue Tech (WA)
  • IV New Mexico Chiles (NM) 2-0 San Jose Oaks (CA)

Regional Finals[edit]

  • I Brooklyn Italians (NY) 3-0 Fairfax Spartans (VA)
  • II Madison 56ers (WI) 4-4 RWB Adria (IL) RWB advance 7-6 PK's
  • III Richardson Rockets (TX) 8-2 FC Galveston NASA (TX)
  • IV New Mexico Chiles (NM) 5-0 Strikers (CA)


  • Richardson Rockets 1-0 New Mexico Chiles
  • RWB Adria 1-0 Brooklyn Italians RWB disqualified for using players not registered with the USSF. Brooklyn awarded match after protest.



  • Hayes, Hal (1991-03-02), "Datagraphics advances", The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, pp. D10
  • "Sports Final", The Sun, pp. 4C, 1991-05-04
  • Davis, Steve (1991-05-29), "Novice fan seconds World Cup emotion", Dallas Morning News, pp. 11B
  • Liepa, Bob (1991-06-23), "Activity Notebooks Soccer", Newsday, p. 23
  • "56ers nip Missouri in cup semifinal", Wisconsin State Journal, pp. 2D, 1991-06-25
  • "56ers fall short in quarterfinals", The Capital Times, pp. 2B, 1991-07-08
  • Davis, Steve (1991-07-29), "Richardson Rockets win USSF Open Cup semifinal", The Dallas Morning News
  • "Briefs", Chicago Tribune, p. 3, 1991-08-09
  • Liepa, Bob (1991-08-18), "Soccer Activity Notebooks", Newsday, p. 27
  • Ziehm, Len (1991-12-15), "USSF can blaze trail to establish soccer here", Chicago Sun-Times, p. 25

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