Providence Instead of Philadelphia
Originally scheduled to meet the Philadelphia F. C. in soccer at the latter place on Saturday afternoon the program for the Steel Workers was somewhat changed when a later order directed that they play in Providence instead. This change came with keen disappointment to a host of local players for with a big Scottish clan celebration in Philadelphia over the weekend many of the players had planned to participate in the festivities. In going to Providence to meet the Manager Fletcher club the Steel Workers are doing so to play an unfinished game. It will be recalled that with a few more minutes to go in their recent meeting with the Bethlehem going strong Referee McCabe was taken "sick" and established a precedent in league soccer when he halted the game and called it no contest. For that reason Bethlehem must make the extra trip to Providence for one game, a trip that threatens to dig heavily into the bank roll to cover the expense.
Release of Forward a Big Surprise
The release of J. Best, a center forward and inside right of the Providence Club, created quite a bit of surprise in the loop and incidentally has several of the clubs out gunning for his services. Bethlehem probably being included among these. No reason was assigned for letting the front liner go but it is hinted that his release was probably promoted by differences with the club management or players. Wherever Best lands he should be a valuable acquisition for while playing center forward for the Providence club it is understood that he is equally as brilliant as an inside left. In scoring he lead the Providence club with a total of 24 goals and is tied with J. Nelson, of Brooklyn, for fourth position in the list of leading league scorers.