"Whitey" Fleming as he was known was one of the outstanding wingers of his day in American soccer. He first played for his local team and they won the Ayrshire Cup in the 1906-07 season. When he arrived in the U.S. he joined the Fore River club of Quincy, Massachusetts, but after playing for a number of years in the New England League was encouraged to return to Scotland where he joined the well known Morton club.
Back in the United States again he signed for Bethlehem Steel and was a member of the team that won the U.S. National Challenge Cup in 1915, 1916, 1918 and 1919, and the American Cup in 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1919. When the American Soccer League was formed he was a member of the Bethlehem/Philadelphia combination and the J&P Coats (Pawtucket) teams when they won the ASL championship in 1921-22 and 1922-23 respectively. For the start of the 1924 season he moved from Pawtucket to join the newly formed Boston team and quickly added to his reputation playing in a team of established Scottish stars.
Source: Colin Jose, Historian, National Soccer Hall of Fame
Photo: Collection of Larry Sheridan