With the reserves available, all of whom are players capable of taking a turn in the regular lineup, the management will rig together a team to play an exhibition game against the Brooklyn Wanderers on the latter's field on Saturday afternoon. None of the players who will appear in the cup game will be used in this tilt.
While Bethlehem has been successful against Newark in every start this season, a hard battle can be expected when the Steelmen invade the lair of the Jerseymen on Sunday afternoon. Newark has recently strengthened the team and with league honors lost are certain to shoot hard for cup laurels. The lineup of the teams will probably be the same as the lineup in the exhibition game played here last Saturday.
The Federation Internationale de Football Association has intimated to the international board its desire of ascertaining the view of that body relative to the adoption of a policy to be pursued in regard to future relations with the United States Football Association. The international board is composed of representatives of the English, Scotch, Irish and Welsh Football Associations.
The Central European Federation, which is not recognized officially, but is made up of several European associations which convened for the purpose of outlining a definite course of concerted action at international meetings, has decided to request the F. I. F. A. at the next annual meeting of that body in Halsingfors, to cancel the membership in the federation of the United States Football Association.
The controversy between the U. S. F. A. and the European organizations revolves about the interpretation of Article 17 of the federation's statutes concerning recognition by one national association of all suspensions promulgated by other national bodies.
It is the opinion of the U. S. F. A. that specifications of the various offenses for which suspensions may be imposed must be clearly defined, standardized and embodied in the statute. With this in view the U. S. F. A. will propose several amendments to the statutes and regulations of the F. I. F. A. one of which will set forth the various offenses for which suspension may be imposed.
Bobby Rock, last season with the Airdrieonians of the Scottish League, is once more on the roster of the Fall River club. Rock left Scotia's shores to join the New England team at the commencement of the present season but was transferred to the Philadelphia club shortly after his arrival. He later joined the J & P Coats aggregation and fall Rive again bid for his services when both Kennedy (Clyde), and Paterson (Dumberline), were placed on the injured list.
Franz Sedlacek, premier center forward of Czecho-Slovakia, landed in this country last Wednesday and will join the Brooklyn Wanderers. Sedlacek was the highest priced soccer player in Czecho-Slovakia and the securing of his services by the Brooklyn club was the result of several months' negotiations. His last club before sailing for the States was the Deutscher Fussbal Club of Prague. He refused a handsome offer of the D. F. C. of Budapest, to accept the terms of the Brooklyn club.
Colin M. Hampton goalkeeper, formerly of the Chelsea and Crystal Palace English League teams arrived here recently and is negotiating with several American Soccer League clubs. It is reported that New Bedford is the team most likely to secure his services.
Kalman Konrad, inside right of the Brooklyn Wanderers, who hails from Budapest, received an offer from the Arsenal of English League fame, before coming to these shores.
William J. Patrick, secretary of the New Jersey State football Association for the past twelve years, resigned from the duties of that office last Saturday evening at a meeting of the executive committee of the State soccer body. He is succeeded by Hugh Maguire, of Trenton, N. J.
Patrick, previous to the current season, was for several years one of the vice presidents of the United States Football Association.
The United States Football Association's committee for the promotion of school and junior soccer have donated a trophy for perpetual competition to the Greater Baltimore Soccer League. This league is made up of eight divisions and has sixty-six clubs in membership. After the champion of each division has been determined an inter-city divisional series is played on the "knock-out" principle, the winner of the final game being declared the champion of the entire league.