The Globe -- Bethlehem
February 7, 1927
STEEL SOCCER TEAM LOOKS LIKE WINNER
Bethlehem Booters now Appear to Have the Old Bunting Sewed Up
BOSTON ELBOWED FROM 2D.

Saturday
Bethlehem 2, Newark 1. (Exhibition)
Providence 1, Indiana 0.
Coats 2, New Bedford 2.
Giants 1, Boston 0.

Sunday
Fall River 3, Giants 2.
Indiana 3, Philadelphia 2.
Brooklyn 3, Providence 1.

That championship honors in the American Soccer League are practically assured for the Bethlehem booters is apparent by the club standing at this late date. The Steelmen are topping the list with a margin of five games and nothing but a complete collapse can toss away the chances. Bethlehem has about eight more games to play to complete the schedule, and of these the majority are scheduled for the home field.

Boston Loses Second Place.
With the league gonfalon pretty well sewed up, the Steelmen will not concentrate on the cup competitions, the first game of which will be played at Newark next Sunday. Bethlehem can be expected to make a determined effort to defend its title as National champion.

In the weekend games the results ran pretty near form. One upset was accomplished when the New York Giants blasted the championship aspirations of Boston by defeating the Hubmen by the score of 1 to 0. As the result of that setback Bethlehem strengthened its lead by one full game. The standing of the teams follows:

 

P

W

D

L

P

PCT

Bethlehem

32

22

6

4

50

.781

Boston

34

20

5

9

45

.662

Fall River

34

19

6

9

44

.647

New Bedford

35

18

5

12

41

.586

Indiana

31

15

6

10

36

.581

Giants

32

14

5

13

23

.516

Brooklyn

35

14

6

15

34

.486

Providence

32

12

7

13

31

.484

Philadelphia

33

10

4

19

24

.364

Newark

32

9

4

19

22

.344

Coats

32

7

11

14

25

.291


1926-1927
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club