The Globe -- Bethlehem
Thursday, July 29, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

A Step in the Right Direction
It is understood that Nat Agar, manager and owner of the Brooklyn Club of the American Soccer League, expects big business and in anticipating such the progressive and enterprising manager has secured Ebbetts Field, the home of the Brooklyn National League baseball club. Nat is to share the diamond with the Brooklyn professional football team, but the dates in arranging the schedule can be set so as to avoid any conflict. It is the leasing of the field that impresses us most, for in our opinion it is a step in the right direction, which other New York clubs and still others throughout the circuit would be wise to follow. The Oval, the band-box playground in the American circuit, and incidentally the home of the New York Giants and Indiana Flooring Club has long ago outgrown its usefulness. It was OK a number of years ago. It might be said that the league has been enterprising in every direction, but he ground question, in our opinion, is of most importance. Bethlehem has the best field in the circuit. Again, referring to Mr. Agar, he was shrewd in snagging a quarter of the popular Hakoah players and unless we miss our guess, is going to enlist a raft of new fans to the soccer ranks, remembering that the Hakoahs played to something like 50,000 spectators in New York while touring this country.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club