The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
March 22, 1927
STEEL SOCCERMEN ON EDGE OF CHAMPIONSHIP
Only 3 More Points Needed to Clinch victory in American League
BOSTON MUST BE BEATEN

Only three points stand between the Bethlehem Steel soccer team and the championship of the American Soccer League and with this slight margin necessary the Steelmen expect to clinch the title in the next few games. That only a complete collapse could throw the Steelmen out of the running for the league honors is gleaned by the fact that the National champions have seven more league games to play, five of which will be played at home.

Must Beat Boston

Fall River and Boston are the contenders. However, it is Boston that is the real threat for the Steelmen for Bethlehem has two more games to be played with the Hub booters. One of these games will be played away and the other at home. A victory for Bethlehem in either of these games would clinch the title, as Fall River, even though a contender, has played three more games than either Boston or Bethlehem and regardless of the outcome of the games, is out of the running entirely.

The two away-from-home games for the Steelmen are Boston and Giants. The home games include one each with Boston, Coats, Brooklyn, Indiana and New Bedford. In winning from Sam [ . . .]her's Providence team on Sunday afternoon, the Bethlehem team had a clean sweep by taking every one of the four games played.

Bethlehem's league activities will probably be suspended for several weeks, the time depending entirely on the success of the Steelmen in defending their championship. On Saturday afternoon Bethlehem journeys to Philadelphia to meet the Quakers in the first round of the National Cup competition. The following rounds will be conducted over the consecutive weekends.

The team standing follows:

 

P.

W.

D.

L.

Pts.

PC.

Bethlehem

37

26

6

5

58

.784

Fall River

40

22

8

10

52

.650

Boston

37

20

6

11

46

.622

New Bedford

39

21

6

12

48

.615

N. Y. Giants

39

19

5

15

43

.551

Indiana Flooring

35

15

7

13

37

.529

Brooklyn

39

16

6

17

38

.487

Providence

36

12

9

14

33

.471

J & P Coats

37

8

13

16

29

.392

Newark

36

10

5

21

25

.347

Philadelphia

36

10

4

22

24

.333

Springfield

44

7

7

30

21

.239


1926-1927
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club