The Globe -- Bethlehem
April 23, 1919

The American Cup final schedule for Saturday at Tacony, between Paterson F. C. and Bethlehem Steel will be as good if not a better contest than the National Cup final heat last Saturday at Fall River, as both teams are now familiar with each other's style of play. Each team will be sure to concentrate their attack at whatever part of the opposition they consider the weakest. Bethlehem Steel were in better physical condition than Paterson last Saturday and outplayed the Silk Soccers in the second half of the game. Manger Vandewedge stated after the game that his team would be in as good shape as the champions for the A. F. A. final, so that Bethlehem need not expect to have any advantage in staying power. Disston Field is much larger than the Fall River ground, so that condition will play an important part of the result.

Some fans are under the impression that the Steel Workers will have an easy time on Saturday, but nothing could be further from the truth. Paterson will play with a desperation that will call for the best that the Steel Workers can furnish to counteract and only by ninety minutes of hard work can Bethlehem expect to win.

The A. F. A. final will be the first final played in the Philadelphia district in six years, so that the fans ought to turn out strong if weather conditions are favorable.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club