The Globe -- Bethlehem
January 1, 1926
SUMMARY OF SPORTS HAPPENINGS HERE DURING PAST TWELVE MONTHS

[Following is an excerpt of this article, capturing only the portions pertaining to the Bethlehem Steel F. C.]

JANUARY

1 -- Bethlehem Steel scores two goals and shuts out Indiana Flooring in a New Year's Day sporting event.
9 -- Bethlehem Steel shuts out New Bedford two goals to none.
17 -- Bethlehem Steel, 8; Fleisher Yarn, 1.
24 -- Steel hands Indiana Flooring 3 to 1 defeat in Cup Game.
31 -- Steel beats Brooklyn Wanderers.

February

8 -- Bethlehem Steel and Fall River play tie soccer league game.
14 -- Bethlehem Steel eliminated in cup game by New Bedford at New Bedford, 1 to 0.
23 -- Bethlehem Steel soccer team loses to Brooklyn Wanderers 3 to 0.

March

7 -- Steel soccer team defeats Providence, 5 to 1
14 -- Bethlehem Steel defeats J & P Coats in soccer , 3 to 1.
21 -- Steel soccer team wins from Philadelphia, 4 to 1.
28 -- Bethlehem Steel soccer team defeats J & P Coats 4 to 2 and ties with Fall River for the American League Championship race.

April

6 -- Bethlehem Steel wins from New York Giants 5 to 0.
11 -- Steel defeats Indiana Flooring, 3 to 1.
19 -- Bethlehem Steel takes lead in American League race by defeating the Philadelphia soccer team, 5 to 2.

May

2 -- Bethlehem Steel and Boston F. C. battle to a scoreless draw in an American Soccer League game on the Steel Field.
9 -- Defeated by Providence by the score of 1 to 0, Bethlehem Steel was dropped as a further contender for the American Soccer League honors.
30 -- Bethlehem Steel soccer team invading Cleveland, defeated two All-Star teams on the trip.

June

14 -- At a meeting of the American Soccer League held in New York City, Shawsheen F. C., winner of the U. S. F. A. cup tie championship, was admitted to the circuit, making the loop a thirteen club affair.

July

27 -- Jim Purvis, center forward of the Philadelphia F. C., today signed a contract with the Bethlehem Steel team. With the Phillies Purvis was the club's scoring ace.

August

17 -- Training activities for the Bethlehem Steel soccer team were started.

September

5 -- Bethlehem Steel soccer team lost to Boston 4 to 1.
12 -- Bethlehem Steel soccer team and Indiana Flooring play to a scoreless tie.
19 -- Steel soccer team defeated Boston, 5 to 2.
26 -- New York Giants defeated Bethlehem Steel 3 to 2.

October

3 -- Bethlehem Steel won from J & P Coats, 3 to 2.
8 -- Announcement made of the purchase of the Bethlehem Steel Co. athletic field by Lehigh University with the intention of ultimately erecting a stadium thereon.
10 -- Bethlehem Steel lost to Providence, 1 to 0
17 -- Steel soccer team won from Brooklyn, 5 to 2.
24 -- Bethlehem and Shawsheen play to a 2 goal draw.

November

7 -- Bethlehem Steel defeated Newark, 7 to 1.
14 -- Bethlehem Steel soccer team lost to Boston, 3 to 0.
21 -- Bethlehem Steel soccer team swamps Phillies, 7 to 0
28 -- Bethlehem Steel defeated Indiana Flooring, 4 to 1.

December

5 -- Bethlehem Steel defeated J & P Coats, 4 to 1.
12 -- Bethlehem Steel lost to J & P Coats, 3 to 1
19 -- Bethlehem Steel defeated New Bedford, 3 to 2.
20 -- Bethlehem Steel defeated Newark, 5 to 0, Stark scoring all the goals.
25 -- Fall River, defeated Bethlehem, 2 to 1.
26 -- Bethlehem defeated Shawsheen 6 to 0.


1925-1926
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club