While trying to get on USSF, which bumps to ussoccer.com and then crashes, I did my own searh and found the following - Founded in 1912 by Sir Thomas R. Dewar when he bought a trophy for $500 which then became the actual cup first awarded in 1914. for the full story - http://pointme.to/soccer/usopencup.htm Check the past winners from this area! Clearly the Cup belongs back in our (NY/NJ) neighborhood where it started and where it belongs! We Want The Cup Back ! The first winners were from Brooklyn! 1914 Brooklyn Field Club 1923 Paterson F.C. (Pateson, NJ) 1928 New York National F.C. 1929 Hakoah All Star F.C. (New York) 1939 St. Mary's Celtic (Brooklyn, NY) 1943 Brooklyn Hispano F.C 1944 Brooklyn Hispano F.C. 1945 Brookhatten F.C. (New York) 1951 German Hungarians S.C. (New York 1954 New York Americans 1955 Eintracht Sports Club (New York 1962 New York Hungaria 1965 N.Y. Ukrainians 1967,8, & 9 Greek American A.A. (New York) 1970 Elizabeth S.C. (Union, NJ 1971 Hota S.C. (New York 1972 Elizabeth S.C. (Union, NJ 1978-9 Brooklyn Dodgers S.C 1980 N.Y. Pancyrian-Freedoms 1982 -3 N.Y. Pancyrian-Freedoms 1984 A.O. Krete (New YorK 1991 Brooklyn Italian S.C.