The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
March 30, 1928
STEEL SOCCER TEAM LINEUP SHIFTED
Many Regulars Not to Play Tomorrow Because of Big Game Sunday

When the Bethlehem Steel soccer team lines up against Newark in an American Soccer League game on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, fans who have been trailing the fortunes of the Steelmen will hardly recognize the club as the same which has chalked up a string of consecutive victories.

The changes are to be made probably to preserve as many fresh players as possible for the Sunday tilt against Brooklyn on the latter's grounds. Incidentally this will be the last league meeting between these two clubs this season.

Another reason is to give the reserves, who are recognized as capable as the regulars, a chance to squeeze in an occasional game. The lineup will see changes in both the offensive and defensive departments of the club.

On the forward line will be a newcomer in Hughes, late of the Irish League, who comes to Bethlehem reputed as a first class inside forward. He is selected for a tryout in the Saturday game and will play the inside position on the right with the flashy Tommy Gillespie at outside right.

"Waddie" Jackson, crack center forward of the Bethlehem team several seasons back when his brother Alex was also a star, will don the harness in that position on Saturday. Since joining the club Jackson has played in numerous games but this will be his first start at his former position.


1927-1928
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club