The presence of Vidano, the brilliant outside left on the Chicago team will once more raise the question as to who is America's greatest outside left, Tommy Fleming, the star of Bethlehem, or the clever little forward whom western critics consider to bet he peer of any man in his position, and Saturday's game ought to settle once and for all who is entitled to the position of honor with the American soccer lovers. Fleming has given several erratic displays this season, but one great point in his favor is that he seems always able to rise to the occasion when Bethlehem needs his services most and his great number of admirers confidently expect him to outdo the western representative, but latest information from the West would seem to indicate that the brilliant Tommy will have a hard time holding the limelight when the Chicago streak gets under way.
Other players in the Chicago lineup whose work will be compared with Bethlehem players in the same position are Heath at inside right, and Browmley at left fullback. Both of these players have been showing great form of late and will bear watching during the entire game. Browmley will have to be in great form to outshine Ferguson, Bethlehem's great fullback and Heath will also have to live up to his reputation to outplay Forrest, Bethlehem's inside right, who is traveling at a fast clip.
The great majority of soccer fans are under the impression that Bethlehem Steel has presented the same lineup for the last three or four years and just how misleading this impression is may be gained from the fact that only six players who played in the semi-final last year will be seen wearing Bethlehem's colors on Saturday. The players who took part for Bethlehem in the semi-final last year and who will also play against Chicago are: Duncan, Ferguson, Campbell, Pepper, Ratican and Fleming. The men who will be missing in the lineup are Fletcher, Murray, Kirkpatrick, Murphy and Easton.
Bethlehem Steel will play the pick of the Shipyard League on Saturday, April 5, at Bethlehem Steel field, and on this occasion the fans will be treated to a double-header. North Ends and Cross Roads will play off the final of the Wilbur cup. The game between the later teams will start at 1:30 o'clock.
Bethlehem Steel scored twelve goals in the National cup this year against three for their opponents and in all games during the season have scored seventy-four goals to seventeen. This is easily the best performance of any team in the country.