1913–14 in American soccer

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The 1913–14 season was the second season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States.

Honors and achievements[edit]

Competition Winner
NAFBL Brooklyn F.C. (1)
St. Louis Soccer League St. Leo's (6)*
National Challenge Cup Brooklyn F.C. (1)
American Cup Bethlehem Steel

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honor. * indicates new record for competition

National team[edit]

Men's[edit]

No men's national team matches were played during the 1913–14 season.[1]

Women's[edit]

The first women's national team match was not played until 1987.

League standings[edit]

NAFBL[edit]

The National Association Foot Ball League conducted its eleventh season of play. The Brooklyn Field Club accumulated the most points at the end of the season, thus winning the league title.

Place Team Pld. W L T Points
1 Brooklyn F.C. (C) 14 12 0 2 26
2 West Hudson A.A. 16 11 2 3 25
3 New York Clan MacDonald 16 9 5 2 20
4 Newark F.C. 15 5 5 5 15
5 Paterson Rangers 14 5 5 4 14
6 Jersey A.C. 10 3 2 5 11
7 Kearny Scots 11 3 5 3 9
8 Paterson True Blues 10 3 3 2 8
9 Newark Caledonians 13 1 9 3 5
10 Paterson Wilberforce 12 2 8 1 5
11 Bronx United 12 2 9 1 5
12 St. George F.C. 13 1 11 1 3

2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss. Source: RSSSF[2]

STLSL[edit]

The seventh season of the St. Louis Soccer League was held. St. Leo's won their sixth-consecutive title that year. The league was split into two divisions; the Federal Park and Robinson League.

Federal Park League
Place Team GP W L T GF GA Points
1 St. Leo's 13 11 0 2 32 1 24
2 Ben Millers 13 7 4 2 21 13 16
3 Columbia A.C. 13 4 8 1 11 35 9
4 Rock Church A.C. 13 1 11 1 9 27 3
Robison League
Place Team GP W L T GF GA Points
1 Columbus Club 20 14 6 0 40 24 28
2 Innisfails 20 9 6 5 36 27 23
3 St. Theresa's 20 6 10 4 20 35 16
4 Athletics 20 5 12 3 23 33 13

Cup Competitions[edit]

National Challenge Cup[edit]

The National Challenge Cup, known today as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, held its inaugural tournament during the 1913–14 season. Brooklyn Field Club of Brooklyn, New York won the title.[3]

Semifinals Final
           
Brooklyn F.C. 2
New Bedford F.C. 1
Brooklyn F.C. 2
Brooklyn Celtic 1
Brooklyn Celtic 6
Niagara Falls Rangers 2

American Cup[edit]

The American Cup, then known as the AFA Cup held its 23rd staging of the competition. Bethlehem Steel won the competition.[4]

Semifinals Final
           
Tacony Disston 2
Philadelphia Hibernian 1
Tacony Disston 0
Bethlehem Steel 1
Jersey Athletic 3
Bethlehem Steel 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States matches, ratings and points exchanged". The World Football Elo Rating System. Eloratings.net. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Litterer, David (November 15, 1998). "National Association Foot Ball League: 1913–14 season". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. RSSSF.com. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hakala, Josh (January 6, 2003). "1914 National Challenge Cup Results". TheCup.us. TheCup.us. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club, 1913-1914". BethlehemSteelSoccer.org. November 27, 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2012.