That the replay of the semi-final round of the National Challenge Cup competition scheduled between Bethlehem and the New York Giants for Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon is still an uncertainty was learned this morning. This hitch is due to negotiations entered into by the New York Giants and which it is understood hold them tight to a contract to play the touring Hungarian team an exhibition game in New York on the same date.
Immediately following the game played in Brooklyn last Sunday and in which Bethlehem and the Giants deadlocked at 2 goals each, the cup committee arranged for the replay at Philadelphia this coming Saturday. The Giants, apparently not anticipating the tie score had in the meantime gone ahead and arranged to play the exhibition tilt, entering into a contract which it is understood is legally binding.
However, effort is being made to be released from this obligation and it will be definitely ascertained late this afternoon whether or not that replay will take place. Cup games take precedence over all other contests and the present situation is quite embarrassing to the National Association.
The Bethlehem team, one of the principals, is anxious to go through with the game this Saturday and the neutral grounds selected are quite satisfactory to the management. Fans are also in favor of the Philadelphia grounds, for it will enable them to make the trip more readily than if the game were again to be played in the Metropolitan district.