The Globe -- Bethlehem
Tuesday, September 28, 1926
GIANTS PLAY SOCCER HERE ON SATURDAY
Peppy New York Clan to Engage Bethlehem Steel on Local Pitch
MCDONALD TO BE IN LINE

The New York Giants, that great little fighting soccer machine of Davy Brown and company that always gives Bethlehem a battle, will be visitors in Bethlehem on Saturday for an American Soccer League engagement with the local clan. The game is the first of another twin bill in which the Steel Workers will engage over the weekend.

But the Bethlehems are not worried over the invasion, confident by their success thus far, and are now out to establish a no defeat record for the season. The Bethlehems go to bat on Saturday afternoon as the leading club in the league together with the exclusive distinction of being the only soccer clan in the American circuit that has not finished on the short end of the game this season.

McDonald Recovered

The absence of Whitey McDonald in the game against Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon caused quite a bit of concern among Bethlehem boosters. McDonald was on the side lines with an injured thigh muscle, but reports from the club house are quite cheering, with the announcement that McDonald is none the worse for the injury and will be ready to take his position in one of the games at least this weekend. It will probably be against the Giants in Bethlehem.

Another cripple, although only slightly indisposed, is Johnny Rollo, the diminutive inside left. Rollo is still nursing bruises sustained in the Fall River game here but is too rapidly rounding into condition. In the emergency the management need not worry for with George Forrest playing a bang up game at the inside job the position is capably taken care of.

Otherwise the team is in excellent physical condition and has shown no wear by the hard scheduled played in the very unseasonable weather thus far. Under the torrid rays of a mid-summer sun last Saturday the players stood up well in battling the elements as well as the opponents.

Steelmen in Lead

Bethlehem is topping the league with three games won and two games tied. In the matter of point New Bedford is tied for the top position but then New Bedford has played one game more than Bethlehem and to mar the record of the team two defeats are recorded. Springfield and Brooklyn each have one defeat while all of the other clubs have two or more as the following standing discloses:

 

W

L

D

P

Bethlehem

3

0

2

8

New Bedford

4

2

0

8

Springfield

3

1

1

7

Brooklyn

3

1

1

7

Boston

3

1

1

7

Indiana Flooring

3

2

0

6

Fall River

2

3

1

5

Providence

2

3

1

5

Coats

2

3

0

4

Philadelphia

1

4

1

3

New York

1

2

1

3

Newark

1

5

0

2


1926-1927
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club