1925–26 National Challenge Cup

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The 1925–26 National Challenge Cup was the annual open cup held by the United States Football Association now known as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

History[edit]

There were 131 entrants to the tournament. Twenty-five teams (12 western and 13 eastern) were exempt from the qualifying stages because of their relative strength. These included primarily the ASL and St. Louis Soccer League teams. The remaining 106 teams played off for the seven remaining spots in the first round proper. The preliminary qualifying round featured 44 matches with 18 teams receiving byes. Canadian teams were admitted because several outfits from Essex County, Ontario were affiliated with the Michigan Soccer Association which in turn was a member of the USFA.

Eastern Division[edit]

 
First roundSecond roundSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
January 16 - New Bedford
 
 
New Bedford Whalers5
 
February 20 - New Bedford
 
Shawsheen Indians0
 
New Bedford Whalers0
 
January 16 - Pawtucket
 
J&P Coats1
 
J&P Coats4
 
February 28 - Tiverton
 
Abbot Worsted1
 
J&P Coats5
 
January 17 - Tiverton
 
Boston SC3
 
Fall River FC3
 
February 14, 21 - Tiverton
 
Providence FC2
 
Fall River FC1-2
 
January 16 - Boston
 
Boston SC1-3
 
Boston Soccer Club2
 
March 21 - Providence
 
Fore River1
 
J&P Coats1
 
January 17, 24 - New York
 
Bethlehem Steel3
 
Brooklyn Wanderers2-3
 
February 21, 28 - Brooklyn
 
Indiana Flooring2-2
 
Brooklyn Wanderers2-1
 
January 17 - Bronx
 
New York Giants2-5
 
New York Giants9
 
March 14 - Brooklyn
 
Yonkers Thistle1
 
New York Giants1
 
January 17, 24 - Trenton
 
Bethlehem Steel2
 
Trenton F.C.3-1
 
February 13 - Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Field Club3-4
 
Philadelphia Field Club1
 
January 17 - Harrison
 
Bethlehem Steel2
 
Newark Skeeters1
 
 
Bethlehem Steel5
 

Western Division[edit]

 
First roundSecond roundSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
January 17 - Cleveland
 
 
Cleveland Thistles1
 
February 7 - Cleveland
 
Clan MacKenzie2
 
Clan MacKenzie2a
 
January 24 - St. Louis
 
Ben Millers0
 
Ben Millers3
 
March 7 - St. Louis
 
American-Hungarians1
 
Ben Millers2
 
January 17 - St. Louis
 
Vesper Buick0
 
Vesper Buick7
 
February 7 - St. Louis
 
Royalton Stars2
 
Vesper Buick6
 
January 10 - St. Louis
 
Pants Store F.C.2
 
Pants Store F.C.2
 
March 28 - St. Louis
 
Wellston1
 
Ben Millers2
 
January 17 - Detroit
 
Canadian Club0
 
Gar Wood F.C.3
 
February 7, 21 - Chicago
 
Canadian Club4
 
Canadian Club1-6
 
January 17 - Chicago
 
Olympia F.C.1-3
 
Olympia F.C.1
 
March 1, 14, 21 - Chicago
 
Thistles F.C.0
 
Canadian Club4b
 
January 17/ February 7
 
Pullman F.C.1
 
Kenosha Reds2-0
 
February 14 - Chicago
 
Pullman F.C.2-4
 
Pullman F.C.3
 
January 17, 24 - Chicago
 
Bricklayers1
 
Sparta ABA1
 
 
Bricklayers2
 

a) disqualified after protest
b) aggregate after 3 games

Final[edit]

Bethlehem Steel (PA)7–2Ben Millers (MO)
Stark Goal 6'20'53'
Goldie Goal 35'
Rollo Goal 55'
McDonald Goal 86'
Jaap Goal 88'
Report[1] Nash Goal 48'70'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Title Unknown". Archived from the original on 2009-10-21.