Because of the rearrangement of the American Soccer League schedule drawn up at a meeting of the executives held in New York City on Saturday, the Bethlehem Steel soccer team will not appear on the home field until after the Eastern final in the National Cup competition which will be held in Brooklyn, N. Y., on February 24,
However, in consideration of the fans in Bethlehem and in fact throughout the Lehigh Valley, the local management has successfully negotiated for a special train to be run to New York on Sunday, February 24, at a most nominal fee and presenting an excellent opportunity for soccer followers to witness the biggest dribbling classic in the East this season.
The train will be run from Allentown and the same fare will prevail. The transportation will cost $2.75 which is less than a one way ticket. The train will leave the Bethlehem station at 7:53 o'clock in the morning and for the convenience of the fans will leave New York at 8 o'clock in the evening which will allow ample time for lunch.
The Fall River contingent, Bethlehem's rival in the Eastern final, have already chartered a special train to bring the fans down from that district and it is already announced that two thousand have signified their intention of being on hand to root for the New England clan.
While it is hardly possible that two thousand will turn out from Bethlehem still there is a possibility that a large total will be reached. Surely with the entire Lehigh Valley contributing to the excursionists the number should come very close to that total.
Just when Bethlehem's next home league game will be depend entirely on the outcome of the Eastern final. In the event of a replay being necessary in this classic, it is hardly likely that the home clan will perform before a Bethlehem audience for a good many weeks. On the coming Saturday the Steel Workers are billed to appear in Philadelphia, meeting the Philadelphia F. C. on their grounds at the Phillies' ball park.