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 The only team with all American born players was the Union Electrics of St. Louis who had withdrawn at the quarterfinal stage.[1] At the conclusion of the final game the eligible players on both the Fleisher Yarn and Swedish American teams were chosen while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 16QuarterfinalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
February 17 - Cleveland
 
 
Magyar American4
 
March 9 - Cleveland
 
Sons of St.George1
 
Magyar American3
 
February 10, 16
 
Heidelberg2
 
Heidelberg3-4
 
March 30 - Cleveland
 
Jeannette3-2
 
Magyar American1
 
March 16 - Detroit
 
Swedish American2
 
Scarlet Runners2
 
 
 
Swedish American4
 
Swedish Americanw/o
 
January 20 - St. Louis
 
Union Electric
 
Union Electric7
 
April 20 - Chicago
 
Memphis K of C0
 
Swedish American0
 
February
 
Fleisher Yarn3
 
Boston Blues0
 
March 7, 22
 
Clan Robertson4
 
Clan Robertson2-1
 
February
 
Worcester Rangers2-2
 
Roxbury0
 
April 5 - Shawsheen Village
 
Worcester Rangers2
 
Worcester Rangers0
 
 
 
Fleisher Yarn8
 
Fleisher Yarn
 
 
 
 
 
Fleisher Yarn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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