The big national cup semi-final game on next Saturday between Chicago F. C. and Bethlehem Steel F. C. in Taylor Stadium is creating great interest in soccer circles and the record crowd of the season is expected to witness the game. The Chicago aggregation are also making special preparations for the contest and the greatest exhibition of soccer ever seen in this district ought to be the result of the clash. Teams from the west have tried for years to bring the coveted trophy from the east, but have never been successful and Bethlehem Steel have usually been the team that put the final crimp in their championship aspirations and they feel confident that they will be able to once more drive the invaders back defeated, however, on this occasion they will find the task harder than ever, as they will be gathered together for the express purpose of defeating the champions.
Chicago F. C. who play the Steel Workers next Saturday in the national cup semi-final have been undefeated to date, winning nine games and tying two, scoring forty goals against eight by their opponents. They are probably the only undefeated tam in the country to date.
The greatest crowds that ever attended soccer games in this district were gathered together on Lehigh field when the champions met teams from Pittsburgh, Chicago and New York and if weather conditions are favorable, Saturday's classic ought to again draw a great crowd of soccer lovers.