Soccer Fans to See a Game
When the Bethlehem F. C. disbanded there were many expressions of regret by the several hundred loyal fans. However, these fans rejoiced when the former crack Bethlehem team was moved practically intact to Philadelphia where since the players have been staging their games under the name of the Bethlehem F. C. and are maintaining the high standards of soccer characteristic of the old Bethlehem team by running first in the American Soccer League. Due to business and other conditions, this multitude of fans is unable to take advantage of an opportunity to journey to Philadelphia and see the old-time favorites in action and frequently has the desire to see the team play been heard. Harkening to his request, promoters formerly interested in the Bethlehem eleven have succeeded in bringing the crack Quaker City bunch away from its home confines to play an exhibition game on the Bethlehem Steel athletic field, one time scene of many blue ribbon classics. This was made possible probably due to the fact that the majority of the players of the Quaker crowd still maintain their homes in this city. After successful negotiations to bring the Quakers here on Wednesday, the question arose as to which team to bring here to combat them. It was then suggested that enough former veterans and young bloods were in Bethlehem to form an excellent nucleus of a squad to oppose the visitors and this suggestion was approved favorably. As a result, the team to represent the Bethlehem selected eleven will comprise such players as Duncan, Collier, Wilson, the Morrisons and Jimmy Easton. What positions are open due to lack of material when the Bethlehem clan musters together its forces will be filled with Philadelphia players. This is possible because the Quaker organization lists the names of no less than 18 players in its personnel. Included among the Bethlehem clan will probably be a youngster by the name of Rice, a former Canadian star and recently acquired by the Philadelphia club. This youngster is a center forward and will most likely make his first appearance on American soil as a member of the Bethlehem team. Rice, some critics say, threatens to replace Harold Brittan, rated as the star center forward in the country.