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

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 The only team with all American born players was the Union Electrics of St. Louis who had withdrawn at the quarterfinal stage.[1] At the conclusion of the final game the eligible players on both the Fleisher Yarn and Swedish American teams were chosen while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.


Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemi-finalsFinal
February 17 - Cleveland
Magyar American4
March 9 - Cleveland
Sons of St.George1
Magyar American3
February 10, 16
March 30 - Cleveland
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
Fleisher Yarn3
Boston Blues0
March 7, 22
Clan Robertson4
Clan Robertson2-1
Worcester Rangers2-2
April 5 - Shawsheen Village
Worcester Rangers2
Worcester Rangers0
Fleisher Yarn8
Fleisher Yarn
Fleisher Yarn

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