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


West Hudson A.A. (NJ)0–7Bethlehem 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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  1. ^ "Title Unknown". Archived from the original on 2009-10-20.