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Spanish Flu, severe weather, Olympic Games: 2020 US Open Cup isn’t first tournament to be delayed

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This is not the first, or longest, the US Open Cup has been delayed in its 106-year history. The start of the 1919 competition was set back nearly a month when the Spanish Flu pandemic swept through the country and there were many delays in the 1940s because of the weather and the Summer Olympics.

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