The Globe -- South Bethlehem
March 22, 1917
Corporations May Enter Teams In Professional League

Already a committee from the St. Louis Soccer League, the professional organization, is in the field trying to arrange for a renewal of the lease on Robinson Field but with Secretary Seekamp in Texas and the reorganization of the club in progress, there has been no chance to accomplish anything so far. The haste in trying to secure the grounds is undoubtedly caused by talk of two of the big corporations around St. Louis, the Wagner Electric plant, in St. Louis, and the American Steel Company, of Granite City, following the lead of the Bethlehem Steel Company and other big Eastern corporations in putting teams in the field. With the Pullman Company building a big plant at St. Louis there is also likelihood of a team from that company. This company has always been strong in promoting soccer, and at times has had one of the crack teams of the country.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club