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WSSFL 1931-32 season

Dec. 13, 2022 |  Categories:  Wisconsin   WSSFL  

The 1931-32 season of the Wisconsin State Soccer Football League began with 10 teams. Deutscher Sport Club, Deutscher Sport Verein, Vienna A.C and F.C. Wacker all from Milwaukee returned along with Viking A.C. from Racine and the Kenosha Sport Club. The latter was the new name for Kenosha's Deutscher Sport Club. Sheboygan Sports Club returned from one season in the Eastern Wisconsin Soccer Football League and Waukesha S.C. joined as the first club from that city. Only one team, Madison S.C, of the prior season's Division B clubs remained from the prior season. As such, the WSSFL did not play with a second division as all 10 teams played in the top league.

Waukesha S.C. struggled badly losing all nine of its fall games including a 14-0 drubbing on October 18, 1931 from Madison S.C. During the winter break five clubs joined the league: the F.C. Bayern, Deutscher Sport Club, Deutscher Sport Verein, and Vienna A.C. second teams along with the newly organized Deutscher Sport Verein Germania of Racine. Those five teams plus Waukesha S.C., which dropped out of Division A, formed a new six-team Division B that played the spring half of the season. Deutscher Sport Club of Milwaukee easily won the Division A title by eight points over second place F.C. Bayern.

An underdog made it to the Wisconsin Challenge Cup final. F.C. Bayern of Sheboygan (a member of the EWSFL) met Deutscher Sport Verein of Milwaukee on May 29, 1932. But an upset was not to be as DSV beat the Sheboygan Bavarians 2-1 in overtime at Vienna field on Cedarburg Road in Miwaukee.

All of the WSSFL Division A teams except for Viking A.C, Kenosha Sport Club and Madison S.C. took part in the National Challenge Cup qualifying rounds. The Deutschers made it out of the qualifiers as the Wisconsin district representative but lost 3-0 to Sparta A. & B.A. of Chicago on January 3, 1932 in the first round at Sparta Stadium.

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