The Globe -- Bethlehem
Saturday, March 29, 1924
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Bethlehem in "Croocial" Series
That the outcome of the two game series in which the Bethlehem Steel soccer team engages today and tomorrow will have a material bearing in deciding the champion of the American Soccer League r ace is an undisputed fact. Bethlehem is playing two games in the league while Fall River is engaging in the National final at St. Louis and by so doing will conclude its total to within one game less than the number played by Fall River. The latter, the league leaders, are leading in the race by a margin of something like 5 points and unless Bethlehem comes through for a victory in both settos this margin in the number of points will loom up as big as a mountain. On the other hand if Bethlehem defeats J & P Coats today and the National Giants tomorrow, the four points garnered will bring them within point of the total amassed by Fall River and really give the Bethlehems the advantage, even though not leading the league, by having one more game to play to reach the number played by Fall River. This is possibly the most crucial series for the Bethlehems this season in that on the outcome hinges the chances of capturing the American League bunting.

Angling for Soccer Stars
With four more clubs included in the American Soccer League race, bringing the total membership to twelve, luring the talent promise to be an interesting and busy pastime for the various managers during the off season. The Brooklyn Wanderers according to reports are losing no time in fortifying its outfit, and by the acquisition of George Brewster, claim the greatest capture in the history of soccer football in this country. Brewster is a Scotch international star and is scheduled to make his first appearance with the Brooklyn team tomorrow afternoon in a game against the New York F. C. Brewster, it is said, was purchased by Everton from Aberdeen for $15,000 and later the Wolverhampton Wanderers purchased his release from Everton. He is considered one of the greatest center half backs playing the game and was capped for Scotland against England in 1920.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club