May Get Tryout With The Wanderers
Bethlehem's soccer ranks of active individuals was increased this week by the arrival of James McCormick, direct from Belfast, Ireland, with this city as his destination to engage in business pursuits. With the arrival of Mr. McCormick also came glowing tributes of his ability as a soccer player, being most proficient and in fact expert, so it is said, between the sticks as a custodian. According to a pre-announcement of his visit it was with regret that he left the ranks of soccer exponents in Ireland but with the best wishes for his former associates for a successful career in this country. Now like most other foreign players, the Bethlehem Steel is a byword in foreign countries and it is only natural that McCormick should head for this city, maybe to get a chance to play with the team and then again maybe to realize his ambition of a successful business career in America. At any rate he is here and it is likely that local soccer fans will be given an opportunity to see him in action before very long. McCormick comes to this country as an amateur and probably wishing to maintain such a status until his ability is ascertained and a berth assured, will associate with one of the local semi-professional clubs which most likely will be the crack Wanderer team. With that club he will be given an opportunity of displaying his ability and then, if sizing up as big league timber, will most certainly be presented with the opportunity of graduating into the ranks of the big show. At present the Steel Workers are well fortified in goalies, both very adept as custodians, in Dave Carson, the stocky guardian of the citadel and the elongated "Bill" Highfield. Both are seasoned veterans and familiar with the style of play of the professionals in the American Soccer League.