Bethlehem Globe-Times
Tuesday, September 27, 1927
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Soccer Upsets Many
Forecasts of a close and hard race in the American Soccer League are indicated by the results of games played to date in which some of the lowly clubs of last year are perched quite high in the standings. Philadelphia, never a serious contender, looks to be class with the complete outfit of Irish booters representing the Quaker City. Thus far the accomplishments of the Phillies have been to lie low for Fall River, national champions, and Boston, the latter also a formidable club. Equally surprising was Newark’s victory over the Phillies.

First Defeat for Fletcher Clan
Prior to the game on Sunday, Providence, the club managed by Sam Fletcher, former Bethlehem Steel player, was perched high in the club standing, deadlocked for first place. And prior to Sunday, Providence played all of its games away from home and turned in victories in each. It remained for Bethlehem to visit Providence and hand the team its first defeat of the season. Gleaned from comparative scores thus far, with special reference to the draw game against New Bedford, a club that defeated Fall River on the home grounds for the first time in three years, the league champions will be very much in the running again this season.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club