The major outdoor sports attraction in Bethlehem on Saturday afternoon will be the American Soccer League game in which the Steel Workers will oppose the Philadelphia F. C. It is the only league game scheduled for the Steel Workers over the weekend and one of the very few still remaining on the schedule to be played at home.
In opposing the Phillies the Steel Workers will present a lineup somewhat rearranged over that of the last several games but a team whose strength should not be the least impaired since all with the exception of John McCormick, the new goalie, are and have been regulars in the Bethlehem lineup.
In view of the hard games to follow and the possible chance of winning the pennant, the Bethlehem management has decided to rest up some of the players who have been in practically every game for months and is taking advantage of this opportunity to do so. Whitey McDonald, a halfback will be among the missing passing up his first game since he joined the team.
This change was possible when it was determined to again use Capt. Carnihan on Saturday. The brilliant center halfback early in the season underwent a dental operation and is arranging to undergo another but has postponed the treatment until next week. With Carnihan at center half, MacGregor will be on the right side and Jack Evans at left half.
The Fergusons, the veteran Jock and his younger brother Dave, will be the backs. Decision is made relative to the forward line with the exception of one position. That involves Granger and Maxwell and the choice will probably not be made until shortly before starting time. Archie Stark, the premier scorer of the league, who has not missed a game since joining the club, will be at center forward. The contest will mark the return of Johnny Rollo at inside left after a layoff of several games.
Although the Phillies are not regarded as a dangerous opponent, Quaker City teams have always proven a hard club for Bethlehem to beat. It is understood that the Phillies have included several new players to their ranks and will be seen at their best in the game against Bethlehem.
Danny Oates, the Philadelphia official, who has been selected to handle the league cup final between Fall River and Boston has been assigned to this game. Oates is popular with local fans and very efficient to handle a fast game. The kickoff will be at 3 o'clock and the teams will lineup as follows:
Bethlehem -- Philadelphia
McCormick -- G -- Bevlle
Ferguson -- RFB -- Davis
D. Ferguson -- LFB -- Gaw
MacGregor -- RHB -- Rundell
Carnihan -- CHB -- Clark
Evans -- LHB -- McDonald
Turner -- OR -- Mylett
Granger or Maxwell -- IR -- Russell
Stark -- CF -- Riley
Rollo -- IL -- Harvey
Goldie -- OL -- Andrews