The Bavarian Soccer Club, the Milwaukee club that produced Bob Gansler
, won its seventh national title when it captured the 2018 U.S. Amateur Cup with a 2-0 win over Pennsylvania's West Chester
United in front of 2,000 fans at Heartland Value Fund Stadium.
The Bavarians got goals from Nigerian Dogara Zamani
and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee sophomore Vuk Latinovich
in the first half to take home the Fritz Marth Trophy after losing in the final in 2016 to Maryland's Christos FC (in overtime) and in 2017 to New York's Lansdowne Bhoys (in a shootout).
The Bavarians and West Chester United beat the St. Petersburg Kickers and San Nicolas FC, respectively, in the semifinals.
Founded in 1929, the Bavarian Soccer Club won the first of five
Amateur Cup titles in 1976 and three in a row in 2001-03. It captured the USASA's Werner Fricker Open Cup title in 2003 and 2009.
With the title, the Bavarians, who play in the UPSL
Midwest Division, qualified for the 2019 U.S. Open Cup.