To Assure Soccer In Bethlehem
While there is no intimation that the Bethlehem Steel soccer team will be disbanded or that such a thought has ever been given consideration since the organization of that team in this city, nevertheless several pertinent suggestions along this line do not seem amiss at this time. First of all it should be considered that in the New England states the attendance in recent years has been thousands while in Bethlehem and several other places in this district of the American Soccer League loop the attendance is figured in hundreds. It is no secret that due to the limited attendance that several of the New England clubs are said to favor dividing the league into two districts which would confine the playing of the one bracket exclusively among the New England teams. Such a division would be seriously regretted by local fans for it is the New England clubs with which the greatest rivalry has been engendered and usually these clubs that provide the strongest opposition. "A crowd such as attended the Fall River-Bethlehem game on the visit of the National champion to this city recently, would assure soccer of big league caliber for all time to come," was a casual remark of one of the interested parties associated with the Bethlehem team.