The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
April 8, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Set on Winning Dewar Trophy
An atmosphere of confidence is prevalent out around the quarters of the Bethlehem Steel F. C., where the players are daily going through their paces in keeping on edge for the grand final of the National Challenge Cup competition. It is felt that this is the year for Bethlehem once again to annex the coveted trophy, and it is with this aim in mind that the players are concentrating more determinedly in rounding into condition than for any other game this season. It is realized that if Bethlehem wins the trophy there is a possibility of an exhibition tour, together with the distinction of winning the laurels in the greatest soccer classic in the country. In view of the present day competition, the title of National champion is one reflecting great merit on the ability of the players as soccer exponents.

If History Repeats
If history repeats, the trophy will rest with the Bethlehem Steel F. C. for the year. Against Western clubs the superior playing of the Steelmen has always been pronounced and the team has been highly successful on its previous invasions. The St. Louis and other western clans have been unable to frustrate the scientific play of the big eastern clubs with their rush and kick tactics, a style typically American. The game on Sunday will witness two exclusive branches of football, the one a product of native born players and the other the highly efficient style imported from the old country.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club