1916 American Cup

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The 1916 American Cup was the annual open cup held by the American Football Association. The 1916 edition included 37 of the top eastern teams. The title was won by Bethlehem Steel with a 3-0 win over the Scottish Americans courtesy of a hat trick by Neil Clarke making Bethlehem the first team to win the American and National cups in the same season.

American Cup Bracket[edit]

Second roundQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
Falls F.C.
Pan-American F.C.w/o
Pan-American F.C.0
April 24 - Philadelphia
Fall River Rovers3
Henry Disston F.C.0
May 20 - Fall River
Fall River Rovers1
Fall River Rovers1
Bethlehem Steel3
Jersey A.C.1-1
April 30 - Newark
General Electric F.C.1-0
Jersey A.C.0
January 29 - Bethlehem
Bethlehem Steel5
Bethlehem Steel2
June 10 - Bethlehem
Clan MacDonald0
Bethlehem Steel3
Bridgeport City3
Brooklyn F.C.1
Bridgeport City1
November 27/December 26 - Quincy
Babcock & Wilcox2
Fore River Rovers2-0
May 21 - Newark
Babcock & Wilcox2-3
Babcock & Wilcox1
Kearny Athletics0
Brooklyn Celtic0
Continental F.C.1
Brooklyn Celtic3


Kearny Scottish-Americans (NJ)0–3Bethlehem Steel (PA)
(Report) Neil Clarke (3)
Taylor Field, Bethlehem
Referee: David M.Whyte

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