1887 American Cup

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1887 American Cup
Country United States
Teams 9
Champions Clark O.N.T.
Runners-up Kearny Rangers
Matches played 8
Goals scored 36 (4.5 per match)
1886
1888

The 1887 American Cup was the third edition of the soccer tournament organized by the American Football Association. For the third time since its inception the Clark ONT's were the champions.

Participants[edit]

The tournament had now increased to nine teams with Newark boasting four entries including the newcomers Tiffany Rovers.

  • Trenton- Trenton F.B.C.
  • New York- West Side, Pilgrims, and New York F.B.C.
  • Paterson- Paterson F.B.C.
  • Newark- Clark O.N.T., Alma, Tiffany Rovers, and Kearny Rangers.

First round[edit]

Kearney Rangers4–0Tiffany Rovers
15' Gloak
22' Williams
57' C.Gray
Walter Taylor
ONT grounds, East Newark
Referee: J.Joules

Rangers: GK J.Clynch, DF J.McKell, J.Chapman, MF W.Allsop, J.Hearn, D.Morris, FW William Taylor, J.Williams, G.Sergeant, D.Gloak, Walter Taylor(c). Rovers: GK G.Gray, DF T.Crann, J.Shelby, MF J.McCullough, F.Hatfield, D.O'Mara, FW C.Gray, A.Ringley, W.Houston, W.Hinchley, J.Norton.


Clark O.N.T.4–2Alma
Jack Swithenby
McGurck(Hood)
85' Jack Swithenby
87' J.Hood
Lucas(Lennox)
Gray
Frelinghuyson grounds, Newark, New Jersey
Referee: A.Turner

ONT: P.Hughes, H.Holden, A.Pallister, J.Dockray, Joe Swithenby(c), J.Howarth, J.Hood, Jack Swithenby, J.McGurck, J.Swarbrick, J.Connolly. Almas: F.Farrar, C.Moore, G.Wright, E.Morton, R.Patterson, F.Britchtord, J.Lucas, G.Curtin(c), E.P.Garren, J.Grey, T.Faulkeley.


New York5–0West Side
Oak Point, New York

Paterson1–1Trenton
Olympic grounds, Paterson, New Jersey

Paterson: GK Dowey, DF B.Henshall(c), J.Hall, MF G.Henshall, E.Gaskell, J.Henshall, FW W.Wyatt, W.Turner, J.W.Warburton, S.Wardle, R.McWilliams. Trenton: GK W.Bradshaw, DF R.Rhodes, Holowan, MF T.McNicol, T.Baddeley, J.James, FW J.Bradshaw, E.Naylor, E.Ward, A.Deearden, D.Baggeley.


replay[edit]

Trenton3–2Paterson
Cricket Grounds, Trenton, New Jersey

Trenton: GK H.Everingham, DF Hullman, Rhodes, MF McNicol, James, Baddeley, FW Openshaw, Ward, Naylor, Baggeley, Deardon.

Second round[edit]

ONT draws a bye.

PilgrimsKearny Rangers



Trenton3–1New York
East State St grounds, Trenton, New Jersey
Attendance: 700
Referee: R.L.Craig (AFA Pres.)

Trenton: GK Hart Everingham, DF Hullman, Rhodes, MF McNicol(c), James, Baddeley, FW Ward, Openshaw, Naylor, Baggeley, Deardon.

Semifinal round[edit]

Kearny Rangers draw a bye.

ONT5–0Trenton
44' Swarbrick
Brooks
McGurck
Donnelly
Howarth
ONT grounds Newark, New Jersey
Referee: J.Grant

ONT: P.Hughes, H.Holden, A.Patterson, J.Swithemby, L.Dockray, J.Howarth, J.McGurck, J.Brooks, R.Donnelly, J.Swarbrick, J.Swithemby. Trenton: H.Evenham, G.Holman, R.Rhodes, A.MacNicol, J.James, T.Bradley, E.Openshaw, D.Bagley, A.Reardon, E.Naylor, J.Mart.

Final round[edit]

Clark O.N.T.3–2Kearny Rangers
40' Jack Swithenby(Swarbrick)
55' Swarbrick(Swithenby)
Swarbrick(Swithenby)
45' Gluck(Lennox)
Sargent(Young)
Frelinghuysen grounds
Attendance: 600
Referee: T.Narg

Sources[edit]

  • Outing
  • National Police Gazette
  • New York Herald
  • New York Times
  • Spirit of the Times
  • Trenton Times
  • Morning Register
  • Daily Advertiser
  • Evening News
  • Sunday Call