The Globe -- Bethlehem
Wednesday, January 13, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

John Ferguson and Sam Fletcher
in the opinion of the old timer, who expounded his views on present day soccer, the game in this country has not yet witnessed two fullbacks to compare with John Ferguson and Sam Fletcher, both pioneers of the American sport, and former standbys on the Bethlehem Steel F. C., when winning championships was as much of a habit as partaking in the three "squares" daily. In the opinion of this enthusiast who during intervals when play slackened in the Bethlehem-Giant game here last Saturday, Ferguson and Fletcher, both players who still have plenty of soccer in them, were the best pair of fullbacks that ever donned a uniform on this side of the pond. However, he was impressed with Billy Allen and Joe Berryman, recent acquisitions of the local club and now assuming the fullback responsibilities, and it was in drawing comparisons that he refereed to Jock and Sam. "Neither one has the robust physique of a Ferguson or Fletcher in their prime and likewise do not posses the kick of this duo. However, they come close to filling the bill and both Allen and Berryman are good."

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club