Steelmen Show Class
The Bethlehem Steel soccer team returned from one of the most successful invasions experienced this season. Taking the measure of New Bedford with the brilliant goal-scoring Stevens in the lineup on Saturday afternoon, the Steelmen invaded neutral territory to defeat J. & P. Coats on the home grounds of the Fall River club. By virtue of the dual victory Bethlehem added four points to its league standing, all of which were more than necessary to cop the championship. The Steel men go to bat in their next game on home soil next Saturday afternoon against Boston F. C.
To Prolong the Season
With league schedules very nearly completed, the American Soccer League executives are going to spill a plan which would bring the three clubs to win the major soccer league honors in competition. While no definite action has yet been take, a suggestion unanimously approved was to arrange a sort of triangular series involving Bethlehem, American Soccer League champion; Fall River, National champion, and Boston F. C., winner of the American Soccer League cup competition. Just what plan would be resorted to has not been worked out but will if all the clubs involved are reciprocal to the idea. From the spectators' point of view such a three-team arrangement should meet with approval. Clubs licked in each of the big title affairs would have an opportunity to square accounts. And that seems to be the idea of each of the clubs, each contending that his outfit is superior to that of his rival, despite the season's result.
Hakoahs Hang Up Figures
Estimates vary on the attendance at the Polo Grounds on Sunday afternoon when the New York Giants and Hakoah battled to a two-goal draw. However, they all agreed that the crowd was bigger than 40,000, some soaring in their estimates as high as 48,000. The scribes were also unanimous in agreeing that the crowed was as big as the attendance at the first game of the Hakoah tour last year. One local patron who witnessed the game described the attendance: "there was very little space left for more in the vast plant at the Polo Grounds." Those fostering the trip of the Jewish booters are much encouraged and believe that the tourists will return to Vienna with more money to carry on their welfare work than they did last year.
Fall River Wears Bethlehem's Crown
Fall River is National soccer champion. The Marksmen earned the right to sport the title shorn from the brow of the Bethlehem Steel F. C. with a decisive victory over the Holley Carburetor F. C. in Detroit on Sunday afternoon. Eleven thousand fans witnessed Fall River emerge the victor by the score of 7 to 0. One again the supremacy of Eastern soccer was pronounced. The Holley gang had been doing remarkable playing and many were inclined to believe that the Detroiters might make it interesting for the Marksmen, but Eastern soccer proved so far superior to that played in the West that the champions could step out and win as they pleased. For real competition it is the Eastern cup and league games.