Brooklyn "Wonder Team," and Not Hubmen
At the start of the season the strong Boston F. C. was christened the "Wonder Team" of the American Soccer League but we wonder now if the title was not a bit misplaced. In our opinion, the sobriquet might be more fitting if applied to the Brooklyn club since the Christmas holidays. Reinforced with some new talent headed by the veteran "Jock" Marshall, one of the greatest backs in the country, Brooklyn has really proven the sensation of the league on and since its trip to the St. Louis district. Winning the two exhibition games in St. Louis, the Wanderers came back home and resumed league campaigning with a strong of 10 games without a defeat and dropped the first since then to the rejuvenated New Bedford club in a cup game played in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon. Brooklyn was all over New Bedford but in the opinion of many fans it was one of those games in which the better team did not win. New Bedford registered two goals, one a penalty kick and the other scored by Marshall, of the opposing team, when in attempting to clear he placed the ball in his own net. In justice to New Bedford, however, it must be remembered that Brooklyn's only goal came as the result of a penalty. Funny games, these cup competitions.