1931 National Challenge Cup Results

Posted by | January 27, 2009
First Round
Eastern Bracket
1/11/31 Fore River FC 3 : 2 Rochester Celtic
1/11/31 Newark Americans 3 : 0 Newark Portuguese
1/11/31
Galicia SC (NYC) 2 : 1
Tappen Post (NYC)
1/11/31
Bethlehem Steel (Bal.) 7 : 1 Trenton Highlanders
*American Soccer League teams played played double round-robin qualifying groups for spots in the Quarterfinals
Western Bracket
1/11/31 Ben Miller SC (St. L) 5 : 3 Tablers SC (St. L)
1/18/31 Coca Cola (St. L) 8 : 2 Hellrung SC (St. L)
1/24/31 Bartunek Slavia (Cle.) 3 : 2 Bruell Hungarian (Cle.)
2/8/31 Bricklayers (Chi.) 3 : 0 Olympia SC (Chi.)
2/8/31 Norwegian American SC (Chi.) 0 : 4 Swedish American SC (Chi.)
2/8/31 Sparta A & BA (Chi.) 4 : 0 Maccabee (Chi.)
2/16/31 Shamrock SC (Cle.) 3 : 1 Morgan (Pit.)
2/1/31 Liberty SC (Det.) 0 : 2 Workers SC (Det.)


Second Round
Eastern Bracket
1/25/31 Newark Americans 6 : 1 Bethlehem Steel
1/25/31 Galicia SC 5 : 2 Fore River SC
ASL New England – Final Standings P W T L Pts GF GA
Fall River Marksmen 6 4 2 0 10 19 7
Providence Gold Bugs 6 2 2 2 6 11 9
New Bedford Whalers 6 2 2 2 6 11 13
Pawtucket Rangers 6 0 2 4 2 9 21

Fall River Marksmen won New England ASL qualifying group

ASL New York – Final Standings P W T L Pts GF GA
Hakoah All Stars 6 4 0 2 8 7 9
New York Giants 6 3 1 2 7 17 13
New York SC 6 2 1 3 5 13 12
Brooklyn Wanderers 6 2 0 4 4 11 16

Hakoah All Stars won New York ASL qualifying group

Western Bracket
2/8/31 Ben Miller SC 2 : 1 Coca Cola
2/15/31 Swedish American SC 4 : 4 Workers SC
2/22/31 R Swedish American SC 2 : 1 Workers SC
2/15/31 Bricklayers SC 2 : 1 Sparta A & BA
2/22/31 Bartunek Slavia 3 : 2 Morgan SC


Quarterfinals
2/23/31 Fall River Marksmen 6 : 2 Galicia FC
2/23/31 Hakoah All Satrs 1 : 2 Newark Americans
3/13/31 R Newark Americans 2 : 0 Hakoah All Stars
3/1/31 Bricklayers FC 4 : 1 Swedish American FC
3/1/31 Ben Miller SC 2 : 1 Bartunek Slavia


Semifinals
3/22/31 Newark Americans 1 : 6 Fall River Marksmen
3/9/31 1L Ben Miller SC 2 : 7 Bricklayers FC
3/15/31 2L Bricklayers FC 1 : 0 Ben Miller SC
Bricklayers FC advance on 7-3 aggregate

Final
First Leg – at Polo Grounds – New York, New York
4/5/31 Fall River Marksmen 6 : 2 Bricklayers FC
Second Leg – at Mills Stadium – Chicago, Illinois
4/12/31 Bricklayers FC 1 : 1 Fall River Marksmen
Third Leg – at Sparta Field – Chicago, Illinois
4/19/31 Bricklayers FC 0 : 2 Fall River Marksmen
Fall River Marksmen win National Challenge Cup on 9-3 aggregate
KEY – w/o – Walkover, R – Replay, 1L – 1st Leg, 2L – 2nd Leg, 3L – 3rd Leg
NOTE – Fall River Marksmen  had moved to New York and became the New York Yankees,
but since they began the competition as Fall River Marksmen, were required
to play cup matches under that name.