US Open Cup, National Challenge Cup history: Year-by-year

Posted by | May 15, 2015
The Dewar Trophy

The Dewar Trophy

The National Challenge Cup was born in 1913 and crowned its first champion in 1914 (Brooklyn Field Club) and since then is the second-oldest continually operating soccer tournament in the world. With over a century of history, here are links to all of the results we have tracked down. Our list of results is a work in progress. If you are a history buff and enjoy digging through archives and tracking down historical information, send us an email. We need all the help we can get.

1913/1914
1914/1915
1915/1916
1916/1917
1917/1918
1918/1919
1919/1920
1920/1921
1921/1922
1922/1923
1923/1924
1924/1925
1925/1926
1926/1927
1927/1928
1928/1929
1929/1930
1930/1931
1931/1932
1932/1933
1933/1934
1934/1935
1935/1936
1936/1937
1937/1938
1938/1939
1939/1940
1940/1941
1941/1942
1942/1943
1943/1944
1944/1945
1945/1946
1946/1947
1947/1948
1948/1949
1949/1950
1950/1951
1951/1952
1952/1953
1953/1954
1954/1955
1955/1956
1956/1957
1957/1958
1958/1959
1959/1960
1960/1961
1961/1962
1962/1963
1963/1964
1964/1965
1965/1966
1966/1967
1967/1968
1968/1969
1969/1970
1970/1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

2 Comments

  • Robin McMillan says:

    It’s been while, but are you sure the 1980 final was played at Metropolitan Oval?

    I was with the Pancyprian Freedoms at the time. I’d just joined, so was ineligible to play, but I trained with them and went to the Open matches. I took my camera along, and still have photos somewhere, but I thought the game was at Downing Stadium (now Icahn). Perhaps that was the semifinal, against Atlanta (or Colorado?). I recall the unofficial captain Lambrous Lambrou scoring the first goal at Downing. I know I was at the final because on the bus home, the players insisted that I hold the trophy. I demurred, not having played, but they insisted, in part because I’m Scottish and someone pointed out that trophy was from Scotland! Was the only non-Greek/Cypriot on the team at that time.

    • Josh Hakala says:

      I just double checked my notes and checked a newspaper archive and it was, in fact, at the Met Oval. The Semifinals (vs. Atlanta Wolves) and the Quarterfinals (vs. Polish Eagles) that year were both held at Downing Stadium.

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