The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
Wednesday, August 28, 1929
Court Ruling Restrains Eisenhoffer From Playing With Agar's Jewish Booters

The United States Football Association indirectly scored another victory in the several legal entanglements which arose since the controversy with the outlaw American Soccer League when Supreme Court Justice Callaghan in Brooklyn yesterday issued a temporary injunction restraining Joseph Eisenhoffer from carrying out a contract to play for the new Hakoah team of the American Soccer League, owned and operated by Nathan Agar.

It will be recalled that in previous legal entanglements it was the outlaw clubs who sought injunctions but after the cases were aired they were dismissed.

The injunction was granted on the application of the Hakoah Exhibition Co., Inc., of which Dr. Max Krauss is president, an organization of all-Jewish soccer players and members of the Eastern Soccer League. Dr. Krauss alleged that Eisenhoffer had signed a contract last April to play for his organization for the 1928-1929 season at $300 a month and a bonus of $500, but had recently signed a contract to play for Agar's team at an advanced salary.

Justice Callaghan said there was no doubt Eisenhoffer, an expert in three positions, left outside, left inside and left halfback, is a soccer star, and that his services are unique and extraordinary. He required the exhibition company to give a bond of $2,250 to protect Eisenhoffer against any loss occasioned by the injunction and said he may have a hearing before an official referee to determine whether the injunction is to b e continued, pending trial on two days' notice.

Arrange Games

The Eastern Soccer League will open its 1929-1930 schedule next Sunday with three games, all in New York City. Hakoah will meet Bethlehem at Starlight Park, the Giants will face the Rangers at McGoldrick Field, Greenpoint, and Hispano and Hungaria will clash at Steinway Oval, Astoria.

Hispano and Newark will make their first appearance the following day, Labor Day, meeting at Newark. On the same day the Rangers will play Hungaria at McGoldrick Field and the Giants and Hakoah are scheduled for Starlight Park.

What must be considered one of the most important soccer captures of the season was announced by President Moscose, of Hispano, F. C., when Jack Deal, center forward of the American Olympic team, which played at Amsterdam two years ago, appended his signature to a form for the Eastern League club.

When the Hispano president got in communication with Deal, he had only faint hope that he would be successful in his quest, but "took a chance" and was agreeably surprised when the player journeyed from Philadelphia and walked into the Hispano office yesterday.

Deal who, of course, as a member of the Olympic team, is American-born, is very speedy and full of dash. He was a unanimous choice of the selectors for Amsterdam, and Hispano officials are delighted to have secured his services. Deal's home is in Philadelphia.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club