The Globe Bethlehem
Wednesday, August 20, 1924
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Looks Like the Stuff, Say Soccer Fans
Pete Purdian, a new and in facts the only recent acquisition to the ranks of the Bethlehem Steel Soccer Team, sizes up like the stuff, according to those in on the know and promises to play an important role on the Steel Workers' forward line during the coming season. A close up of Purdian in the preliminary sessions started this week in preparation for the American Soccer League season indicates that he is chuck full of football and will be an excellent running mate to the celebrities who now comprise the Bethlehem forward line. Purdian started out around Gillespie, a little mining town within easy reach of St. Louis. Before migrating to this country, which it is understood was several years ago, Purdian was a comer in European football. The new player impressed the local management on its recent trip to St. Louis where a series of games were played and then when homeward bound a one day stop over to meet the Gillespie team of which Purdian was a member was made. The most brilliant display of the newcomer was probably in a game against the crack Vesper-Buicks of St. Louis which gained him national renown as a soccer forward. Purdian, if he lives up to this reputation, should prove a material asset to the local clan of dribblers.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club