The Globe-Times Bethlehem
Thursday, April 4, 1929
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Mr. Patterson in New York
Several weeks ago when Armstrong Patterson, president of the United States Football Association, visited New York there was plenty to occur in bringing the soccer controversy to an end. It will be recalled that New Bedford was favored with reinstatement and deserted the outlaw ranks and in the wake of this desertion Coats, of Pawtucket, decided that the club was through for the time being. Mr. Paterson is again in New York and the object of his visit, generally understood, to attend the second game in the final round of the National Cup competition which will be waged between Hakoah All-Stars and Madisons, of St. Louis. What else might happen can only be conjectured.

Rumors Continue Persistent
Rumors are somewhat persistent that the present visit of the chief executive of the U. S. F. A. will not be exclusively confined as a spectator in an official capacity to witness a cup game. These rumors intimate that more than one club in the outlaw circuit would welcome some definite action in bringing about peace and that overtures may be made toward this end. The battle between the rival factions, if battle it may be termed, is said to have simmered down to a stage where a truce is imminent and is being delayed only through the determination of the National body not to relent in its attitude toward a single club owner. Regardless of what does occur it is quite certain that Mr. Patterson will be much engaged in conferences, etc., during his visit.


Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club
1928-1929