The following statement was received by Tom Cahill, secretary of the U. S. F. A. for its president, Armstrong Paterson, in Detroit.
"Decision arrived at by National Commission no league has a right to prevent a club entering or taking part in our national competition. Therefore, notify Cunningham that unless the fine and suspension is raised on these clubs by Monday, Oct. 1, the league will stand suspended from all privileges in this association."
Cahill said William Cunningham, president of the American Soccer League, was notified at once by telegram to Boston. The punishment indicated by Patterson's statement means disbarment from organized soccer competition as the U. S. F. A. is the parent governing body of the sport.