The Globe -- Bethlehem
Saturday, February 27, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Brooklyn Favored in Cup Play
After Brooklyn F. C. and New York Giants get their National Cup game out of their system and a verdict is forthcoming one way or the other, the Bethlehem Steel F. C., will know who their opponent will be in the semi-final of the historic soccer classic. The replay will take place on Brooklyn's home field and the Wanderers are slightly favored to defeat the Giants. Under the rules, the replay reverts to the Oval, the home grounds of the New York Giants, but the ice bound condition of the Bronx pitch preclude all possibility of the return encounter being staged there.

Semi-Final on Neutral Field
Regardless of who wins the replay, the semi-final involving Bethlehem will be decided in the Metropolitan district, meaning that the game will be played either on Hawthorne Field or the Oval. The semi-final round will be played next Sunday, providing Brooklyn and the Giants decide their issue tomorrow. As for the playing grounds, the Steelmen would probably prefer Brooklyn's Hawthorne Field. The pitch is spacious and more adapted to the style of the Bethlehem players. The Oval is sometimes referred to as the Band Box Grounds in the American League and the name is quite appropriate. The field is long and narrow and more suitable for the kick and rush style of play. And in the latter, the New Yorkers have proven quite capable.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club