The Globe-Times Bethlehem
Thursday, January 6, 1927
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Something in This
Some statistician has dug deep in the records to unearth a unique feature in the campaigning of the American Soccer League this season. It has to do with the J & P Coats booters, of Pawtucket, R. I., who come to Bethlehem on Saturday afternoon, for a league game against the league leaders, and before returning home will stop over in New York for a tussle with Indiana Flooring. The Coats outfit boasts no formidable aggregation on paper, but glancing back over games played thus far the threadmakers have proven quite formidable on the field of combat. The Coats soccer team has played twenty-three games, of which a number were won. Unique, however, in the campaigning of the Pawtucket dribblers is the fact that of this number of games they succeeded in earning a draw in ten of them. The threadmakers have forced the best clubs in the league to share the points, but apparently have thus far lacked that last punch to get across the winning goal. Draw games bespeak merit, for it means that the team sharing the points has been successful in holding its adversary to an even break. Perhaps the punch will not be lacking when the thread men stack up against Bethlehem on Saturday afternoon.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club