1917 American Cup

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The 1917 American Cup was the annual open cup held by the American Football Association. Thirty-six teams entered the competition however none of the major Massachusetts teams entered. A new rule that season made by the Southern New England FA forbade their clubs from entering more than one tournament other than the State Cup. This being the case most of the teams opted for the National Cup instead. Bethlehem Steel brought home the trophy for the third time with a convincing 7-0 final win against the West Hudsons.

American Cup Bracket[edit]

 
Second roundQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
November 26 - New York
 
 
New Yorks F.C.3
 
January 28 - New York
 
Bridgeport City1
 
New York F.C.1
 
December 9 - Bethlehem
 
Bethlehem Steel2
 
Bethlehem Steel2
 
March 11 - Newark
 
Henry Disston F.C.1
 
Bethlehem Steel5
 
 
 
Clan MacDonald0
 
Clan MacDonaldw/o
 
January 21 - New York
 
Chicopee Rovers
 
Clan MacDonald4
 
 
 
Continentals F.C.1
 
Continentals F.C.2
 
May 13 - Newark
 
General Electric F.C.1
 
Bethlehem Steel7
 
January 14 - Bayonne
 
West Hudson A.A.0
 
Babcock & Wilcox2
 
April 1 - Bayonne
 
Scottish Americans1
 
Babcock & Wilcox1-0
 
 
 
West Hudson A.A.1-4
 
West Hudson A.A.1
 
April 22 - Newark
 
Bay Ridge0
 
West Hudson A.A.1
 
December 3
 
Brooklyn Celtic0
 
Brooklyn Celtic6
 
January 14
 
Falls F.C.0
 
Brooklyn Celtic9
 
 
 
Jersey A.C.0
 
Alley Boys2-1
 
 
Jersey A.C.2-2
 

Final[edit]

West Hudson A.A. (NJ) 0–7 Bethlehem Steel (PA)
(Report)[1] 17' George McKelvey
19' Jimmy Easton
Fred Pepper
Fred Pepper(McKelvey)
Jimmy Easton(Fleming)
Paddy Butler
80' Tommy Fleming
Weidenmayer's Park; Newark, New Jersey
Attendance: 5,000

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Title Unknown". Archived from the original on 2009-10-20.