The American Cup semi-final game between Robins Dry Dock F. C. and Bethlehem Steel F. C. will be played on Harrison Field, Newark, N. J., instead of Clarkes Field, as originally planned. This change ought to work to the advantage of the Steel Workers as the Federal Field is as big as the Bethlehem Steel Field and the Champions' style of play is more suited to a large field. The morale of the Bethlehem team has been greatly strengthened since the National League pennant has been annexed and they should emerge winners by a comfortable margin. Nevertheless, they will take nothing for granted and will be prepared to travel the full time at a fast pace. Yesterday afternoon every player on the list went through a hard training session and the same strenuous work will be continued on Thursday and Friday. Particular emphasis was placed on the shooting end of the practice with a view to rectifying the weakness which was so evident last Saturday.
Jack Lance, who formerly played for Bethlehem, will play for Robins, taking the place of Laverty who broke his leg here in the National League game.
Bethlehem Steel travel to Chicago March 30th to play the semi-final of the National Cup and it is probable that they will play the Goodyear Rubber Co. of Akron, Ohio, on their return journey.
If Bethlehem Steel succeed in winning the National and American Cups they will have achieved something considered impossible by many of the best critics of the game, that of winning the National League which is easily the strongest league in the country, besides the two open competitions which symbolize National supremacy.