The Old Reliable
"Whitey" Fleming, the blond topped wing forward, who for years starred with his drives, is still active in the booting game. One of the original old guards of the famous Bethlehem Steel machines, he is in fact the only member of the one-time famous Steel outfit still active in the game. Now and then "Jock" Ferguson, Bethlehem trainer, dons his uniform to play a back position but only on rare occasions such as unexpected emergencies or exhibition tilts. Fleming is listed as one of the wing forwards with the Boston club and will probably be seen in action against his former team in the first of the two final round games in the American Soccer League cup competition which will be played in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.
Never the Lewis Trophy
While Bethlehem Steel has shared in all of the major soccer laurels and in fact won the majority of them, the Steelmen have never been successful in capturing the honors in the league cup competition for the Lewis trophy. IN fact, the Steelmen never advanced to the final round in this tournament until this year which is the fourth annual. Usually it was the gate in the earlier rounds and from opposition where elimination was quite unexpected. Bethlehem has crashed through to victory in the National Cup no less than five times and has won league championships, but never has the Lewis cup adorned the trophy room of the Steelmen in this city. On the other hand, Boston has won the honor two out of three starts and is again on the top to battle Bethlehem for the trophy this year. It's been a long time since Philadelphians had the opportunity of witnessing a cup clash and incidentally it was the Bethlehem team that provided that opportunity a number of years back. In the season of 1919, to be exact, when the American Cup was still in force, Bethlehem defeated Paterson by the score of 2 to 0.