The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
April 13, 1927
STEELMEN CAN CLINCH SOCCER TITLE APRIL 16
Victory Over Indiana Flooring Here Sunday Will Mean League Crown
PLAY N. Y. GIANTS SUNDAY

With only two more rounds to be played in the National Cup and the American Soccer League cup competition completed, league games will again come into their own over the weekend, with teams engaged in the final lap in the race for the league championship

While Bethlehem is topping the circuit and is established in first place by a considerable margin, there is still a mathematical chance for Boston and Fall River. However, each of these clubs must win all their remaining games while Bethlehem would have to lose all of their seven games remaining.

Play Indiana Next

The Steelmen, who have advanced to finalists in the Metropolitan bracket of t he Eastern division National Cup, have two league games booked over the weekend, one of which will enable the home town patrons to see the champions in action after a lapse of several weeks and prior to the clash with the Hakoah team in Taylor Stadium next Wednesday afternoon.

On Saturday afternoon Bethlehem will field a strong club against Indiana Flooring in hopes of clinching the American Soccer League title and also as a conditioner for the big International game the following Wednesday. Injuries may make it necessary to somewhat rearrange the lineup for the Saturday game, but it is assured that every player with the exception of "Bill" Allen will be physically fit and at his post for the International clash.

Meet Giants Sunday

On Sunday afternoon the Steelmen will journey to New York oval to meet the Giants, co-sponsors with Bethlehem of the Hakoah tour. Victory in both these tie games would settle the league issue for the 1926-27 season and return Bethlehem the champion.

Only one cup game is booked over the weekend and that is the semi-final in the National Cup in the New England bracket, in which Fall River and Providence will meet at Tiverton, R. I., the home grounds of the Marksmen. While the majority of critics are stringing with Fall River to advance tot he final round, there are many, nevertheless, familiar with the game usually played by Providence against its neighboring New England rival, who would not be surprised if the Sam Fletcher clan cam out on top. The game promises to be a bitter combat. The weekend schedule of league and cup games, together with the referees, follows:

Saturday
American League
Bethlehem vs. Indiana Flooring, at Bethlehem. Referee, J. Spence.

Boston vs. J & P Coats, at Boston. Referee, R. Rose.

Philadelphia vs. Newark, at Philadelphia. Referee, E. McCabe.

Sunday
American League
N. Y. Giants vs. Bethlehem, at New York Oval. Referee, M. Bloom.

Brooklyn vs. Newark, at Brooklyn. Referee. W. Fraser.

National Cup

Fall River vs. Providence, at Tiverton, R. I. Referee, James Walder. Linesmen, J. Hayes and G. Ferrier.
1926-1927
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club