Bethlehem Steel soccer team will meet Federal Ship F. C. in a Natinoal League game on Saturday next on Bethlehem Steel field. This will be the second visit of the Federals to Bethlehem this season, the last occasion being the American cup contest in which the Steel Workers were victorious. The locals still have a chance to win the national league pennant, but they must win every game to do so.
Fore River and Fall River Rovers will play their fourth round American Cup game on Saturday and the winner will meet Robins Dry Dock in the semi-final. The winner of the semi-final will meet Bethlehem Steel in the final. Bethlehem expects to travel to Bristol on Sunday to play Merchants F. C. in a national league game.
There is great joy in the Fore River camp as the result of the victory against the Robins last Saturday and soccer fans who are familar with their long struggle for national prominence are glad to know that they are the eastern representatives in the final.
All the Fore River players are amateurs and several of them will have to be given serious consideration when the time comes for selecting the team to represent America in the Olympic games.
Thomas Harris, the Bethlehem Steel player, has returned to Canada and expects to play during the summer with his old club in Hamilton, Ontario.
Clever footwork is a very desirable asset in the soccer game, but like anything else it can be overdone. Goals decide the games, and some of the Steel Workers would do well to curb their penchant for over-elaborate work. The American cup and national league are still among the possible honors for this community, but only everlasting teamwork will bring the tropies to Bethlehem.