Crowd Totaled About Fifteen Thousand
From the local soccer management it is learned that the attendance at the Bethlehem-Fall River Eastern final in the National Cup competition staged last Sunday in Brooklyn was approximately fifteen thousand and the paid attendance it is understood was in the neighborhood of twelve thousand and with the price of admission $1 the receipts of the game totaled close to $12,000. Estimates of the crowd have been give as twenty thousand. However, it seemed that the field was taxed to its capacity. Banked on one side by high inclines it is believed that no less than three thousand fans witnessed the game from this point of vantage, bringing the total to the neighborhood of fifteen thousand persons. The attendance was one of the largest ever to witness a soccer game in this country but it is believed that the record attendance up to that time and since is held by Fall River. At any rate, twelve thousand persons is an excellent testimonial to the growing popularity of the soccer game in the Metropolitan district.
Forced Suspension Changes Lineup
When the Bethlehem Steel soccer team goes to the post against J & P Coats in an American League contest on the home field on Saturday afternoon there will be several changes in the lineup over the one that faced Fall River in the Eastern final. Sturdy Maxwell, the brilliant inside left, will be among the missing with Granger probably assigned to assume the vacancy. Maxwell is under suspension and will remain so until the committee of the United States Football Association gets together to air the Maxwell-Lorimer affair which took place in the game on Sunday. Davy Ferguson is in need of a rest and in his stead Jock Young will most likely pair off with Jock Ferguson at fullback. The other change is in the halfback line on which Terris will replace Robertson.