The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
April 1, 1927
SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE BEING DECIDED
Eastern, Western and National Victors Picked by Process of Elimination
STEELMEN PLAY AT TRENTON
As the latter rounds of the National Challenge Cup championship approach, the attendance at the various first round games would indicated that a banner season is in store for the United States Football Association, under whose auspices soccer's supreme test is conducted each year.
Ben Millers in Semi-Finals
St. Louis and Detroit have been selected as the sites for the playing of the divisional semi-finals, in which clubs from four different states will be represented. The Mound City fixture will bring together last year's finalist, the Ben Miller F. C. of St. Louis, and the Sparta A. & B. A. of Chicago, Ill. At the University of Detroit Stadium, the Holley Carburetor F. C. of Detroit, a qualifying club which has been eliminating opponents since last October in order to reach its present position, will clash with the American Hungarian F. C. of Cleveland, Ohio, the lone standard bearer of the Buckeye State, which defeated the MacKenzie F. C., of Akron, last Sunday by 5 goals to 0.
The winners in these matches will meet on April 18, in a city yet to be selected, to determine the western champions.
Two second round games are down for decision in the so-called Metropolitan district next Sunday. Fans in New York City will be treated to a match at Indiana-New York Oval, between the Indiana Flooring Company and the Newark Soccer Club, the latter aggregation surprising eastern soccerdom by eliminating the Brooklyn Wanderers to enter this round, while the Floorlayers took the measure of the Giants in a first round game. The Bethlehem Steel F. C. and the Trenton F. C. by victories over the Philadelphia and Viking Clubs, respectively will meet at High School Field, Trenton, and battle for entrance to the Metropolitan semifinal.
14,280 at One Game
Mark Stadium, at Tiverton, R. I., was the site of the record attendance for the present season, last Sunday, when 14,280 fans poured through the turnstiles to witness the inter-city first round match, in which Fall River eliminated New Bedford by 3 goals to 2. This same field will be the scene of the second round fray between the Fall River F. C. and the Fore River F. C., of Quincy, Mass., conquerors of Boston in the initial match of the competition proper.
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club