1924 National Amateur Cup

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1924 National Amateur Cup
Country United States
Dates January 20 – April 20, 1924
Champions Fleisher Yarn
Runners-up Swedish American
Goals scored 62
1923
1925

The 1924 National Amateur Cup was the USFA's annual cup-tie competition exclusively for amateur soccer teams, it was the second attempt but the first to be completed successfully. There were 81 entries of which Fleisher Yarn emerged as victors, the incentive in the tournament was that the winners would get to represent the U.S. at the Paris Olympics and each game was designated as an official "Olympic Tryout". It was believed that sending the champion amateur team would provide a squad with better chemistry than that of an all-star selection and require considerably less time to gel as a unit. However, as the tournament neared its final stages it became apparent that this idea might have to be reconsidered since the majority of the players on the remaining teams were foreign born and would not be eligible for the U.S. team. The only team with all American born players was the Union Electrics of St. Louis who had withdrawn at the quarterfinal stage,[1] at the conclusion of the final game the eligible players on both the Fleisher Yarn and Swedish American teams were chosen while the remainder of the Olympic squad had to be selected from other amateur teams.

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semi-finals Final
                           
February 17 - Cleveland            
 Magyar American  4
March 9 - Cleveland
 Sons of St.George  1  
 Magyar American  3
February 10, 16
   Heidelberg  2  
 Heidelberg  3-4
March 30 - Cleveland
 Jeannette  3-2  
 Magyar American  1
March 16 - Detroit
   Swedish American  2  
 Scarlet Runners  2
 Swedish American  4  
 Swedish American  w/o
January 20 - St. Louis
   Union Electric    
 Union Electric  7
April 20 - Chicago
 Memphis K of C  0  
 Swedish American  0
February
   Fleisher Yarn  3
 Boston Blues  0
March 7, 22
 Clan Robertson  4  
 Clan Robertson  2-1
February
   Worcester Rangers  2-2  
 Roxbury  0
April 5 - Shawsheen Village
 Worcester Rangers  2  
 Worcester Rangers  0
   Fleisher Yarn  8  
 Fleisher Yarn  
     
 Fleisher Yarn  
       
   
     

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Soccer Plan Is Faulty". (March 19, 1924). St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p.22 col.7