The Globe -- Bethlehem
April 21, 1928
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Champion vs. Champion
After the New York Nationals qualified for the Eastern final in the National Challenge Cup, the Stoneham clan was assigned to come to Bethlehem for a league game and the Bethlehem booters on that occasion made the Nationals look anything but the championship it is today. If remembered correctly, Bethlehem had something like three or four goals up on the contenders for the National honors in a one-sided contest. That visit was a sorry occasion for the Stoneham clan for it brought about one of the most humiliating defeats of the season. In the meantime the Steelmen were ahead and won the Lewis trophy, emblematic of soccer supremacy of the big time professional clubs. Can Bethlehem repeat in doling out a severe trouncing to the Nationals? That's a question to be determined on Sunday afternoon when the Bethlehem booters invade the Polo Grounds, the home tent for the Stoneham crowd. Of more than casual significance, this game will see the champions of the premier soccer honors of the country in competition. If New Yorkers are looking for color the receipts should top those of the draw game played there between the Nationals and the Chicago Bricklayers, the latter Western finalists in the U. S. F. A. cup competition.


1927-1928
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club