1912 American Amateur Football Association Cup

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1912 AAFA Cup
Tournament details
CountryUnited States
Final positions
ChampionsBrooklyn Celtic
Runner-upNewark F.C.
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored107 (3.82 per match)
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The American Amateur Football Association Cup was an American soccer competition open to amateur teams affiliated with the American Amateur Football Association (AAFA). It played only two years, 1912 and 1913 before being superseded by the National Challenge Cup, now known as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.


In an October 1911 meeting, the New York State Football Association created the American Amateur Football Association (AAFA) and tasked it with standardizing rules and procedures for U.S. soccer. In 1912, the AAFA initiated a national cup open to all amateur U.S. teams. Despite the national invitation, only twenty-seven teams from the New York area entered along with one from Maryland.[1] The AAFA had headquarters at the Astor House in New York City. The officers of the association were Dr. G.R. Manning (president), William A. Campbell (vice-president), C.C. Pickford (treasurer), Thomas W. Cahill (secretary). Organizations affiliated with the AAFA included the New York and District Amateur League, Metropolitan and District Amateur League, Utah Association Foot Ball Union, Michigan State Soccer Foot Ball League, Pittsburgh Press Soccer League, Association Foot Ball League of St. Louis and The Tribune Soccer League.


NYDL- New York and District Amateur Association Foot Ball League
MDL- Metropolitan and District Amateur Foot Ball League
NAFL- National Association Foot Ball League

First round[edit]

The Bronx United, Brooklyn FC, Clan McKenzie, German AC and Greenpoint teams drew byes. Boys Club, Donegal Celtic and Mount Vernon forfeited.

7 January 1912 (1912-01-07) St. George B 2-4 Sheffield New York
2 2H' [2] 2 1H'
2 2H'
Stadium: Macombs Dam Park
Referee: F. Rushton
7 January 1912 (1912-01-07) Anglo-Saxon 2-2 Yonkers Brooklyn, NY
2:45 1H'
[3] Price 1H'
Duffis 89'
Stadium: Canarsie
Referee: A. Burchall
7 January 1912 (1912-01-07) Boys Club w/o St. George A Elmhurst, Long Island
Referee: W. Welsh
14 January 1912 (1912-01-14) Critchley w/o Donegal Celtic
[4] Referee: W. Erskine
14 January 1912 (1912-01-14) Mount Vernon w/o Washington
[5] Referee: F. Smith
14 January 1912 (1912-01-14) Clan McDonald 4-0 Lord Baltimore Brooklyn, NY
Harrower 61'
Harrower 66'
Peters 2H'
Thompson 2H'
[6] Stadium: Edison Field
Attendance: 1500
Referee: W. Williams
14 January 1912 (1912-01-14) Columbia Oval 2-3 Hollywood Inn Central Oval
[7] Referee: F. Davies
28 January 1912 (1912-01-28) Eureka 0-9 Brooklyn Celtics McNulty Field
Referee: J. Johnstone
11 February 1912 (1912-02-11) Cameron 1-1 Newark New York
C. Pickford 1H' [8] Aitken 2H' Stadium: Chelsea Park
Referee: G. Caldicott
18 February 1912 (1912-02-18) Clan Gordon 1-1 Arcadia Thistle Portchester
2:45 Referee: T. Cunningham
1912 (1912) NY Celtic 2-2 Clan McDuff Jasper Oval
2:45 Referee: C. Creighton


18 February 1912 (1912-02-18) Newark 3-1 Cameron Newark, NJ
[9] S. Welsh Stadium: Morris Park
18 February 1912 (1912-02-18) Yonkers 6-1 Anglo-Saxon Taft Oval
25 February 1912 (1912-02-25) Arcadia Thistle 2-1 Clan Gordon Blatt's Oval
1912 (1912) NY Celtic 3-0 Clan McDuff


Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
February 25
Clan MacDonald8
March 24/April 7 - Brooklyn
Clan McKenzie0
Clan MacDonald1-1
February 25 - Loughlin Oval
Brooklyn Celtic1-2
Brooklyn Celtic8
April 14 - Brooklyn - Edison Field
Brooklyn Celtic5
Critchley F.C.0
Critchley F.C.w/o
March 17 - Edison Field
Brooklyn F.C.
Critchley F.C.2
February 25 - Parkview Oval
Sheffield A.F.C.0
Sheffield A.F.C.2
May 11 - Brooklyn
Washington F.C.1
Brooklyn Celtic3
February 25 - Morris Park
Newark F.C.0
Newark F.C.4
St. George F.C.2
Newark F.C.w/o
Bronx United
New York Celtic0
April 21 - Newark - Morris Park
Bronx United2
Newark F.C.5
February 25/March 3 - Truman Oval
Hollywood Inn2
Yonkers F.C.1-0
March 24 - Truman's Oval
Hollywood Inn1-1
Hollywood Inn8
March 3/10 - Marquette Oval
Arcadia Thistle1
Arcadia Thistle1-6
German F.C.1-2


Brooklyn Celtic 3–0 Newark F.C.
Campion 15'
O'Halloran 65'
Campion 80'
Marquette Oval, Brooklyn, NY
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: C. Creighton
Brooklyn Celtic
Newark F.C.
GK J. Gavin
FB James Robertson
FB Andrew Robertson
HB D. Flanagan
HB Frank O'Hare (c)
HB R. Owens
LW D. McPherson
LW T. Campion
C R. O'Halloran
RW M. King
RW L. McKenzie
GK Dowie
FB W. Montgomery
FB James Leggatt (c)
HB Broadbent
HB McNeil
HB Dunlop
LW Piell
LW Wregg
C A. Montgomery
RW Aitken
RW John Leggatt

G. Caldicott
W. Williams

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • Replay if game ends in a draw

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Soccer Teams Form Big National Body". (December 14, 1911). Brooklyn Daily Eagle, p.22 col.5
  2. ^ "Sheffields Capture Amateur Cup Game". (January 8, 1912). Newark Evening News, p.17 col.7
  3. ^ "Yonkers Soccer Men Tie Up". (January 8, 1912). Yonkers Herald, p.6 col.4-5
  4. ^ "Sunday Will Be A Busy One For Soccer Teams". (January 12, 1912). Brooklyn Times, p.10 col.2-3
  5. ^ "Soccer League Competition Will Start Next Sunday". (January 12, 1912). Brooklyn Daily Eagle, p.14 col.6-7
  6. ^ "Clan McDonals Strong". (January 15, 1912). Brooklyn Daily Eagle, p.10 col.5
  7. ^ "Hollys Won Two Games In the One Afternoon". (January 15, 1912). Yonkers Herald, p.6 col.2
  8. ^ "Newark F.C. Ties Cameron In Cup Game". (February 12, 1912). Newark Evening News, p.15 col.4
  9. ^ "Cameron Club Defeated By Newark F.C.". (February 19, 1912). Newark Evening News, p.17 col.2
  10. ^ "Celtics Beat Newark". (May 12, 1912). The Standard Union, p.6 col.4-5
  11. ^ "Celtics Outplay Newarks". (May 12, 1912). The Sun, p.14 col.6