Hanging It On Good
The Mackenzie F. C., one of the aspirants for the Western soccer championship, played four ineligible players and by so doing succeeded in bowling over the Ben Millers, 2 to 0. The latter protested and investigation revealed the identity of the ineligible booters. The game was thrown out and the Ben Millers given the game. During the meting of the U. S. F. A. in Philadelphia, the matter was brought to the attention of the National Commission, and the Mackenzie Club plastered with a $500 fine and a one year suspension. Each of the players was also suspended. The courage of conviction and severe penalty is what American soccer needs. Executives have been too lenient and with a few more such decisions, club owners and players will begin to respect rather than bulldoze the executives. It is a step in the right direction and one that indicates the soccer solons mean business.