The Globe-Time -- Bethlehem
April 21, 1926
SOCCER GAME WILL NOT BE REPLAYED
Steel-Philadelphia Game Stands, 1-0; Referee's Decision Sustained.
PROTEST IS DISALLOWED
There will be no replaying of the first round American Soccer League game between the Bethlehem F. C. and Philadelphia F. C. as threatened by a protest of the Philadelphia management. The clubs met last Saturday in Philadelphia and Bethlehem Steel won y the score of 1 goal to none. The management of the Phillies claimed the decision by Referee Young deprived the club of tying the score and presented a protest.
Met in N. Y. Tuesday
A meeting of the league executives was held in New York City on Tuesday night and after hearing both sides, voted unanimously to disallow the protest. The representatives of the Bethlehem Club were heard first and so confident were they of the action to be taken, that they did not tarry long and came home. Upon arriving in Bethlehem they were notified over long distance phone that the protest was disallowed. As a result, the Bethlehem Club will now continue plans to oppose Newark in the second round at the latter place next Sunday afternoon.
It is understood that the Philadelphia management did not receive the edict of the league officials favorably, but was so incensed that injunction proceedings were threatened against the continuance of the American Soccer League cup competition. The latter assertion, however, was not taken seriously by the league executives.
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club