The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
May 22, 1929
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Hitting on a New Plan
An interrupted soccer season is a new plan to be experimented with by the outlaw American Soccer League for the next season, according to advices from New York. This play is to start the season earlier and then operated an interrupted schedule. That is, shut down for a two-month mid-winter vacation during January and February when the weather is unreliable. It is planned to start the season on Aug. 10. Whether this play will meet with success remains to be determined. One thing certain is that the mid-winter vacation will upset tradition of playing through a season regardless of the prevailing elements.

No Kick on Weather
In recent seasons soccer magnates had little occasion to find fault with weather conditions and a perusal of the campaigning the past season especially will disclose few games were called off on account of inclement conditions. And perhaps where commercialistic motive and financial gain were the main objects several of the games canceled could really have been played. The early start is another matter of grave importance for it infringes on the baseball season at a time when interest is most intense with clubs staging their final lap in league races. A soccer fan, of course, will go to see soccer and dove-tailing the season with that of baseball will probably have no material effect on the attendance and enthusiasm in some cities. But it surely would in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club