The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
January 3, 1927
BETHLEHEM DRIBBLERS THE ONLY IDLE CLUB
Unexpected Results in American Soccer League Games Over the Weekend
NEWARK DEFEATS BOSTON

Saturday Games
Bethlehem vs. New Bedford (postponed>
Boston 5; Philadelphia 1.
Indiana 2; Newark 2.
Brooklyn 3; Giants 1.
Fall River 4; Providence 1.

Sunday Games
Newark 1; Boston 0.
New Bedford 3; New York 3.
Brooklyn Wanderers 1; J & P Coats 1.
Providence 2; Fall River 1.

Although the Bethlehem soccer team remained idle over the weekend, forced to by the unplayable condition of the field while every other club in the circuit engaged, the league leaders strengthened rather than impaired their standing at the top of the circuit. Bethlehem was scheduled to meet New Bedford, a club now third in the league standing.

In spite of the labor resorted to, together with the modern implements to combat the conditions, nature defied these efforts and late Friday afternoon the contest was postponed. While idle last weekend Bethlehem will have two hard games on Saturday and Sunday of this week. On the first date the league leaders will have J & P Coats in Bethlehem for a game and on Sunday will meet the Brooklyn Wanderers in Brooklyn.

With Bethlehem idle the league saw some unexpected reverses. Most drastic in the line of upsets was Newark’s 1 to 0 victory over Boston, the contending club for the league lead. Fall River took another drop and by virtue of the defeat at the hands of Providence, New Bedford advanced into third position. The standing of the league, including the games to date and the games forfeited and automatically credited as wins by the withdrawal of the Springfield club:

 

P

W

D

L

Pts.

Pct.

Bethlehem

27

19

4

4

42

.778

Boston

27

15

5

7

35

.643

New Bedford

29

16

4

9

36

.621

Fall River

29

15

5

9

35

.603

Indiana

28

13

6

9

32

.577

Brooklyn

28

12

5

11

29

.518

Giants

28

11

5

12

27

.482

Philadelphia

28

10

4

14

24

.429

Providence

27

8

7

12

23

.426

Coats

26

6

10

10

22

.423

Newark

27

9

4

14

22

.407

Springfield

44

7

7

30

21

.239


1926-1927
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club