1923 National Amateur Cup

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The 1923 National Amateur Cup was the USFA's first attempt to stage a national knockout competition strictly for amateur soccer teams. This edition however did not reach a conclusion and no overall winner was crowned. The tournament suffered numerous delays. Among the worst instances was an early round game between Swedish Americans of Chicago and Gary, Indiana scheduled for mid December. Poor field conditions due to bad weather prevented the completion of their matchup until the end of March. Consequently no national final or semifinals were played. Ten years prior, the USFA's earlier incarnation, the AAFA, had conducted two tournaments on the amateur level. Both were successful in the sense that they were completed expeditiously however they were able to draw few if any teams from beyond the New York area. The 1923 amateur tournament drew 68 teams ranging from Chicago, Illinois to Rumford, Maine including even a team from Ontario, Canada. The 'finals' in the brackets below represent the national quarterfinal round with the district winners in bold.

New England[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
          
 
 
 
 
Danersk
 
March 30
 
Ansonia
 
Ansonia10
 
 
 
Taftville0
 
Manchester Olympic
 
June 24 - Ansonia
 
Taftville
 
Ansonia1
 
April 7
 
Roxbury2
 
Roxbury7
 
 
 
Charlestown0
 
Roxbury
 
March 31
 
Abbott Worsted Junior
 
Abbott Worsted Junior2
 
 
Boston St. George0
 

NY-NJ-East PA[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
          
 
 
 
 
Fleisher Yarn2
 
 
 
Fairhill0
 
Fleisher Yarn2
 
 
 
26th Ward0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fleisher Yarn4
 
May 27
 
American AA2
 
Tyrconnell Celtic0
 
June 4 - Clifton
 
American AA1
 
American AA3
 
May 20
 
Brooklyn St. George1
 
Brooklyn St. George3
 
 
British Great War Veterans0
 

Ohio-West PA[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
          
 
December 23
 
 
Jeannette
 
January 7
 
Ulster
 
Jeannette
 
December 23
 
Atlasburg
 
Atlasburg
 
February 24 - Jeannette
 
Pittsburgh Rovers
 
Jeannette1
 
January 7
 
White Auto0
 
Goodyear
 
January 21 - Akron
 
Clan MacKenzie
 
Goodyear0
 
 
 
White Auto2
 
White Auto
 
 
Kenmoore
 

Illinois-Michigan[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
          
 
 
 
 
Detroit FC
 
 
 
Ulster AFC
 
Detroit FC
 
 
 
 
 
Royal Oak
 
June 24 - Detroit
 
Liberty
 
Detroit FC2
 
March 25
 
Swedish American3
 
Swedish American8
 
 
 
Gary0
 
Swedish American
 
 
 
Harvey
 
Harvey F.C.
 
 
bye
 

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