The Globe-Times Bethlehem
Saturday, April 13, 1929
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Boston Changes Hands
Reports from Boston announce a change in the ownership of the Hub soccer team in the American Soccer League. The franchise is said to have been purchased by Judd Griffith, a prominent sportsman, who is the head of a syndicate said to be comprised of Boston businessmen. The sale of the franchise is not surprising since reports of financial difficulties were heard for some time and the club threatened to hit the skids. The name of Griffith is new hereabouts to soccer and it might be of interest to ascertain his identity and to what extent he has been associated with soccer. It may be that he has had other connections with the American Soccer League clubs.

Snared En Route
A few days ago a Mr. Harper, who officiated as custodian for Sam Marks and his Fall River team, made overtures to come to Bethlehem and was expected to talk business. Apparently he was snared en route for along with the announcement of the change in ownership of the Boston team is the announcement that Harper will play goal for the Hubmen. In commenting on his acquisition the Boston papers acknowledge his original intent to come and talk terms with Bethlehem. How conditions do change. In the early stages of the soccer warfare efforts were made to wreck the Bethlehem team. Now it appears the other way around with the same clubs having their hands full to retain their players. Bethlehem, however, is not interested in putting in the works and whatever players are acquired from the outlaw organization have come to the Eastern League clubs to talk terms unsolicited.


Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club
1928-1929