The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
Tuesday, April 26, 1927
A Swing Along Athletic Row

The Loyal Five
Out in North Bethlehem resides a group of young men whose loyalty to the Bethlehem Steel F. C. in its cup and league games is attested by their circuit trotting, following the tam for its away from home games. They completed the loop with the record of having attended every National cup game and quite a few others. The party includes George Nagle, a red-hot soccer enthusiast, who off and on assumed the managerial duties of the Bethlehem North Ends when the North Ends were the class of Lehigh Valley soccer. The others are Walter Hoffert, Fred Johnson, James Cool and Charles Nagle. Transportation facilities were provided by George Nagle, the owner of an automobile. This quintet of loyal followers comprised about the only native Bethlehem contingent to see Bethlehem downed by Fall River in the Eastern final of the National cup. T hey left for Providence on Saturday afternoon and in 12 hours arrived in the city where Bethlehem lost its last chance to grab the premier American soccer honors. Other places visited in recent weeks when Bethlehem was engaged in cup campaigning were Newark, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Trenton.

A Few More Like These
Box office statistics of the past season indicate an increase in the army of soccer enthusiasts in Bethlehem. While the attendances have been far from what they should be, nevertheless those fostering the sport are highly encouraged with the increase. The Hakoah game drew the biggest crowd of the season. However, all the other games played in Bethlehem were league affairs. Just what a cup game might have meant in the matter of attendance was not determined for the reason that Bethlehem has had but one cup game on the home grounds in two years. Let it be hoped that the fortunes of the draw next year give the Steelmen at least one cup game at home.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club