The soccer schedule of the Bethlehem Steel Company team is shortly coming to an end, and as they have two hard games ahead of them, the management has decided that no game will be played this Saturday, thereby taking no chances of injuries to players for the all-important game with the Fall River Rovers at Pawtucket, R. I., on Saturday, May 5th. It is a strange coincidence to have the same two teams again meet for the championship, and it will be remembered that the local team only got away with last year's game by the score of 1 to 0; consequently there will be no under-rating of the Fall River team, as they are distinctly a fighting eleven, and just suited for cup competition. As far as football goes, critics generally concede Bethlehem to be the superior team. The style of play of Fall River is so different to the Bethlehem style that special efforts in coaching the local players will be indulged in for the next ten days.
West Hudson, in defeating the Brooklyn Celtics last Sunday at Newark, qualified to meet Bethlehem in the American Cup. The time and place for the final will be decided next Saturday evening at the Continental Hotel, Newark, N. J. The local management was invited to play at Bridgeport, Conn., the day following the final at Pawtucket, but the offer was declined.
All the players came out of Saturday's game in good condition.