The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
April 7, 1927
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Nothing But Hakoah
If ever a soccer game in Bethlehem was all smoked up, the visit of the Hakoah eleven to Bethlehem on April 20 to meet the national champion Bethlehem team is creating quite a disturbance. Not only in Bethlehem but Jewish organizations proud of the excellent record of the representatives of the Vienna, Austria, welfare organization, are spreading the word throughout the Lehigh Valley and in cities as far distant as Reading, Lancaster, Lebanon, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and many other places. Present indications forecast that all previous records for soccer attendance in Bethlehem will be shattered. Not only broken but a new attendance record hung up that will probably stand for a long time. With the able co-operation of Jewish organizations, the Bethlehem Booster Club and soccer patrons in general, the management has planned to make this a gala occasion. While social functions, street parades, etc., will be accorded the visitors on their visit to this city, the fans must not lose sight of the fact that they are in store for a rattling good game. It is the ninety minutes of hostilities in Taylor Stadium that promise to be the real treat. Bethlehem has been honored with the opening game of the tour -- quite a distinction since it is more than certain that when the Hakoahs lineup on the Polo Grounds in New York for their third game, they will be greeted by a crowd estimated at fifty thousand or more.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club