Harmarville Hurricanes

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Harmarville Hurricanes
Full name Harmarville Hurricanes Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Hurricanes
Founded 1947 (by Frank DeMor)
Dissolved 1967
Ground Consumer Field
Harmarville, Pennsylvania[1]

The Harmarville Hurricanes Soccer Club were an amateur soccer club from Harmarville, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, that twice won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, known then as the National Challenge Cup, in 1952 and 1956. They also played in the Cup Final in 1953.

The team was owned by the Harmar Coal Company.[2]

The Hurricanes beat the American Soccer League's Philadelphia Nationals 7-5 in the 1952 cup final with the winning goal scored by Sonny Yakopec.[1]

The 1956 Final saw the Hurricanes win 3–2 on aggregate score after a comeback from a two-goal deficit. They lost the first leg on the road 1–0 and conceded the first goal in the return home leg.[3][4] Harmarville defeated the Philadelphia Uhriks in the Eastern semifinal to make the final.[5]

U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame players Ray Bernabei and Bobby Craddock played for Harmarville.[1]


U.S. Open Cup

National Amateur Cup


  1. ^ a b c http://old.post-gazette.com/sports/other/20030713opencup0713p4.asp
  2. ^ https://triblive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/sports/s_160812.html
  3. ^ Jordan, Jimmy (May 7, 1956). "Harmarville wins national open title, 3–2". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 23. Retrieved May 28, 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.si.com/vault/1956/05/07/598553/for-the-record
  5. ^ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/18634070/march_12_1956_pittsburgh_post_gazette/

External links

  • "Harmarville Hurricane blew away competition". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 30, 1990. Retrieved May 28, 2010.
  • [1] - (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |date=July 13, 2003 |accessdate=May 28, 2010).

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