The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
April 28, 1927
PHILLIES' SOCCER TEAM BUMPED
Alleged to Have Played 9 Unregistered Players Against Coats.
GIVEN A SUSPENSION
New York, April 23 (AP) -- Management of the Philadelphia F. C., in the American Soccer League has been suspended until it can prove to the satisfaction of the president of the league that it would take the field with a representative team, an official announcement said today. The suspension resulted from the illegal playing of nine unregistered amateurs against the J & P Coats team in a league game at Pawtucket, R. I., April 23. The club was also assessed the "maximum fine allowed by league bylaw."
Games schedule during the suspension period will be forfeited the league official ruled. The Philadelphia F. C. has four games scheduled in the remainder of the season.
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club