A rearrangement of the schedule of the American Soccer League for this weekend announces that the Bethlehem Steel soccer team will be the opponent of the Brooklyn F. C. on the latter's field on Sunday afternoon. It was previously announced That the Bethlehems would be the opponent of the Philadelphia F. C. at the Phillies' ball park on the coming Saturday.
An important meeting of the league executives will be held in New York on Saturday night, at which time an attempt will be made to arrange some sort of definite schedule. The many cup games and replays in these cup affairs the last several weeks have decidedly interfered with league contests.
National Cup contests have priority over league tilts, but not so with the American Cup competition. Of the former there is but one more contest to be played in the East and with the date definitely decided for that tilt the league executives are now in a position to straighten out the tangled schedule that has prevailed the last several weeks.
American Cup games are also important, but it is possible that for the next few weeks at least double-headers will be arranged for every weekend with a league game Saturday and a cup tilt Sunday, or vice versa.
Bethlehem especially is behind in the number of league games played. Fall River, leading the league by three points by virtue of having played two more games than the Steel Workers, is running more true to schedule. The two replays coming late in which Bethlehem figured recently, have set the Steel Workers back. Should Bethlehem win the two games in equalizing the number played by Fall River, the Steel Workers would be at the top of the league standing by a margin of one point.
In the Brooklyn Wanderers, the local team meets a strong opponent and one that threatens to extend the locals to their utmost to win the honors. In the opening game of the season Bethlehem was held to a draw by Brooklyn in a game played on the latter's field. Two weeks ago Brooklyn defeated J & P Coats by the one-sided score of 7 goals to 1, and last Sunday was eliminated in the American Cup competition by the New York F. C., losing at the oval, the home of the Gothamites, by the close score of 2 goals to none.