The fate of the draw in cup games has been anything but kind to the Bethlehem Steel F. C., for in the first two rounds of the U. S. F. A. cup tie, the defending champions in this competition will be pitted against opponents away from home. The schedule for the next four weeks, excepting for the game to be played against J & P Coats here on Saturday afternoon, will be see champions in action on rival fields.
Bethlehem goes to bat in a league game here on Saturday with Coats and [ . . . ] the following Saturday with New Bedford away; Providence at the latter place on March 20 and then the Steelmen take up their cup activities. The first round game will be against the Phillies on March 26 and the winner of this round will meet the winner of the Trenton F. C. and Viking A. C., of New York, on one of the two latter fields, in the second round. One of these games would have been welcomed at home.
March 13 (league) -- J & P Coats, at home.
March 19 (league) -- New Bedford, at New Bedford
March 20 (league) -- Providence, at Providence
March 26 (first round, National cup) -- Philadelphia, at Philadelphia
April 3 (second round, National cup) -- Away at Trenton or New York