Amateur Soccer Timeline: Philly German-Americans first club to win consecutive Amateur Cup Titles 1933-1934

  • April 23, 1933
    • The Philadelphia German-Americans win their first US Amateur Cup in 1933. The match ended in a 5:1 win over Pittsburgh McKnight Beverage.
  • April 21, 1934 
    • In 1934 the Philadelphia German Americans become the first club to win consecutive US Amateur Cup Championships in a 2:1 win over Pittsburgh Heidelberg SC.

“The German Americans (1933—1941) later known as the Philadelphia Americans (1941— 1953), and then the Uhrik Truckers (1953-1965) were one of Eastern Pennsylvania’s most storied soccer clubs. They won US Open Cup in 1936 and the US Amateur Cup in 1933 and 1934. As an inaugural member of the professional American Soccer League they won the league championship nine times. In 1955 as the Uhrik Truckers they claimed a “mini-double” when they won the league championship as well as the league’s Lewis Cup, a cup they won also in 1941, 1943, 1958.” (from the Eastern Pennsylvania “Centennial Celebration” souvenir book in 2015)

Learn more about the German-Americans

Photo Caption: Philadelphia German Americans win 1936 National Challenge Cup. From the May 4, 1936 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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