Played First With Bethlehem
Findlay Kerr played big league soccer for the first time in this country as a member oft he crack Bethlehem team a few years back. He is one of the veterans of the game in this country. He left the Bethlehem club along with Harold Brittan, Alec Lorimer and other local players when Marks in his second year as manager and owner of the Fall River team practically wrecked the old Bethlehem machine with his wholesale raid on Bethlehem talent. Blair was Marks' ace in the hole and played sensationally for the Marksmen. Whatever happened, if anything, really did between player and manager, it was quite surprising when the elongated Kerr was benched in favor of Blair and playing only occasionally his game suffered as a result. Playing regularly with Coats, Kerr should recover his old time ability and regain his place among the league's leading goalies.
Revamped Providence Club
Sam Fletcher, one of the old Bethlehem guards, who off and on played with Providence last year but devoted most of his attention in handling the managerial reins of the Rhode Island dribblers, is very much in the soccer picture this year. Fletcher always had a good club but not quite good enough to cop any of the major soccer honors but is stepping out this year in hopes of realizing such an ambition. The former Bethlehem fullback is liberally supported by his backers and with such encouragement will present practically an entirely revamped team for the 1927-28 season. Heretofore, Fletcher confined most of his scouting for talent to this country and Canada. This year, however, he has gone abroad and soccer gossip emanating from the camp of the Fletcher clan announces that he has secured four players who are heralded to rank among the greatest ever to trod an American playing pitch. Fletcher newcomers include William Stevenson, a goalie; William Agnew, an inside right; Bob Finlayson, an inside or center forward, and Fleming Faulker, a halfback.