Monday, May 19, 2008

US Open Cup - Top Finish By State

While looking over the history of the 94 year old tournament, I wanted to know how many different states had produced winners. Then I figured, why not go a step further and list each state's best performance? I've done that here, at least the best that I could given the information available on the brilliant unofficial site, usopencup.com. The Wikipedia pages have nice brackets to look at as well.

The data from many years are unavailable, and many more only have the last few rounds. So this data may not be 100% accurate. Although I will mention that most of the years were dominated by a small number of states (the "top six" below).

There have been 94 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournaments, with 95 winners (1940 had co-champions). During this time, the winners have come from 13 different states & DC, with the top six states responsible for 84 of them. Overall, I have listed 34 states and Washington D.C. with a team in the top 32. So that leaves 16 states unrepresented.


Best Finishes by State

Champions

(Number of titles on the left)
26 New York Brooklyn Field Club (1914), Brooklyn Robins Dry Dock (1921), New York Nationals (1928), New York Hakoah (1929), New York Americans (1937, 1954), Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic (1939), Brooklyn Hispano (1943, 1944), Brookhattan (1945), German-Hungarian S.C. (1951), S. C. Eintracht (1955), New York Hungaria (1962), New York Ukrainians (1965), Greek American AA (1967, 1968, 1969, 1974), New York Hota (1971), Brooklyn Dodgers S.C. (1979), N.Y. Pancyprian-Freedoms (1980, 1982, 1983), New York A.O. Krete (1984), Brooklyn Italians (1991), Rochester Raging Rhinos (1999)
15 California Los Angeles Kickers (1958, 1964), San Pedro McIlvane Canvasbacks (1959), Maccabee S.C. (1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981), San Francisco A.C. (1976), San Francisco Greek-American A.C. (1985, 1994), San Jose Oaks (1992), San Francisco CD Mexico (1993), Los Angeles Galaxy (2001, 2005)
14 Pennsylvania Bethlehem Steel F.C. (1915, 1916, 1918, 1919, 1926), Philadelphia German-Americans (1936), Gallatin S.C. (1942), Morgan Strasser (1949), Harmarville S.C. (1952, 1956), Ukrainian Nationals (1960, 1961, 1963, 1966)
11 Missouri Ben Millers (1920), St. Louis Scullin Steel F.C. (1922), Stix, Baer and Fuller F.C. (1933, 1934), St. Louis Central Breweries F.C. (1935), St. Louis Simpkins-Ford (1948, 1950), St. Louis Kutis S.C. (1957, 1986), St. Louis Busch Seniors (1988), Kansas CIty Wizards (2004)
9 Illinois Chicago Sparta (1938, 1940), Chicago Viking F.C. (1946), Falcons S.C. (1953), Chicago A.A.C. Eagles (1990), Chicago Fire (1998, 2000, 2003, 2006)
9 Massachusetts Fall River Rovers (1917), Fall River Marksmen (1924, 1927, 1930, 1931), Shawsheen Indians (1925), New Bedford Whalers (1932), Ponta Delgada F.C. (1947), New England Revolution (2007)
3 New Jersey Paterson Silk Sox (1923), S.C. Elizabeth (1970, 1972)
2 DC Washington Club Espana (1987), DC United (1996)
1 Florida St. Petersburg Kickers (1989)
1 Maryland Baltimore S.C. (1940)
1 Ohio Columbus Crew (2002)
1 Rhode Island Pawtucket F.C. (1941)
1 Texas Dallas Burn (1997)
1 Virginia Richmond Kickers (1995)


Others

(position/round on the left)

2nd Colorado Colorado Rapids (1999)
2nd Connecticut Bridgeport Vasco de Gama (1978, 1992)
2nd Michigan Detroit Chrysler (1941)
2nd Washington Seattle Eagles (1987)
2nd Wisconsin Milwaukee Bavarian Leinenkugel (1994)
SF Indiana Indianapolis Inferno SC (1992)
SF Minnesota Minnesota Thunder (2005)
SF New Mexico New Mexico Chiles (1991)
SF North Carolina Carolina Railhawks (2007)
SF South Carolina Charleston Battery (1999, 2004)
QF Georgia Soccer City (1988), Atlanta Ruckus (1995)
QF Oregon Kells Celtic (1992)
QF Tennessee Nashville Metros (1998)
16 Iowa Des Moines Menace (2005)
16 Kansas Wichita Falls Fever (1991)
16 Kentucky Louisville Alliance (1993)
16 Louisiana New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (1997)
16 Utah Flamengo SC (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995), Real Salt Lake (2006)
32 Arizona Arizona Sahuaros (1998, 1999)
32 Delaware Delaware Wizards (1998)
32 New Hampshire New Hampshire Phantoms (2003, 2006)


None

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

You would think a Nevada team might make the list, hmm. Some of these are very unlikely to do anything in the near future, although Mississippi, Vermont, and West Virginia do have PDL teams.

Comments on "US Open Cup - Top Finish By State"

 

Blogger Kevin said ... (12:05 PM, May 20, 2008) : 

Hey bro, this is Kevin of Yank and the Mank. I was hoping you could respond to my e-mail. Thank you very much!

 

Blogger ERic said ... (1:58 PM, May 20, 2008) : 

Ah, NO Riverboat Gamblers, 1997. Featuring Mickey Trotman and Stern John. If they hadn't beaten the Lone Stars in OT, there would've been one more Texas team in the Texas list.

Oh, wait. That's not how you're doing that list.

Oh, well, fun to share the memory, anyway!

 

Blogger Chuck Jr. said ... (1:03 PM, May 25, 2008) : 

You can move Oklahoma, Nebraska and Mississippi from the "none" list to the "Other" list.

USASA club Los Lobos from Oklahoma qualified from 1997-1999, eliminated in the first round each time.

The Lincoln Brigade lost on penalties in the first round in 1997

Finally, the Jackson Chargers also lost in the first roudn in 1998

 

Blogger elopingcamel said ... (4:11 PM, May 27, 2008) : 

Was there a Nevada team in particular that you were thinking of?

 

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