The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
January 3, 1928
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Thanks to Fall River
Bethlehem soccer booters can thank Fall River for the fact that the Steelmen are still in the American Soccer League race. Entertaining the Hubmen at Tiverton on Monday afternoon, Fall River, National champion, but somewhat of a disappointment this year, held the Hubmen to a draw and tossed the league race into a three-cornered deadlock involving Boston, Bethlehem Steel and New Bedford. Bethlehem fans were praying for a Fall River victory but were not disappointed in the draw game. The final game of the first half of the schedule for each of the three league-leading teams will be played over the weekend and of this number it looks as though Boston pulls the softest job. The Hubmen meet Newark at Newark, and while the Jerseymen have been responsible for some drastic upsets this season, nevertheless, the edge is with Boston. New Bedford probably tackles the toughest assignment, meeting the New York Giants on the latter's pitch on Saturday afternoon. The game to be played is a replay by virtue of a sustained protest, in which it was alleged the Giants played an ineligible man.

Favors Bethlehem
If Newark could do the trick against Boston, there is a strong possibility that the Steelmen will be successful against the Giants on Sunday afternoon. The Gotham booters have a tough argument on Saturday, while the Steelmen are idle and will have a tougher argument on Sunday when the Giants spent by the efforts of the Saturday tilt, meet Bethlehem, a fresh team and with plenty at stake. Unless, of course, the Giants reserve for the Saturday game and that is quite possible, for it is believed that more prestige can be gained by defeating the league champs than in taking New Bedford into camp. The three leading teas are deadlocked as follows.

 

G

W

L

D

P

Pct.

Bethlehem

28

18

5

5

41

.732

Boston

28

17

4

8

41

.732

New Bedford

28

17

4

7

41

.732


1927-1928
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club