Archie Stark Leading League Booters
With four games played Archie Stark, goal scoring star in the American Soccer League last year, is topping the list of the individual scorers thus far by a margin of two goals. Stark piled up a total of four against the Philadelphia F. C. in the opening game and an average of one each in t he three games succeeding. In leading the league last season the star goal scorer was a member of the New York F. C. This year with Bethlehem his chances of retaining the honor seem equally as bright. Harold Brittan, former Bethlehem center and now managing player with Fall River is second with a total of five, deadlocked for the honors with the big and speedy Fleisher Yarn center, Stradan, who has counted a like number.
Should Annex Another Two Points
Judging by the superiority displayed against the Philadelphia F. C. in Bethlehem several weeks ago, the Bethlehem Steel should boost their point column in the American Soccer League race with the one game scheduled over the weekend. The Steel Workers meet the Philadelphia F. C. for the second time this week while according to the schedule for the other teams, the topnotchers lock horns in dual bills. This means that probably by Monday Bethlehem will be riding even closer to the top of the percentage table than the position now enjoyed. Philadelphia is the only team in the league that Bethlehem has met twice in a circuit tilt. Incidentally, two of the four games already played have been against Quaker City aggregations.
Trying to Kick Up Trouble
In spite of the action take by the American Soccer League moguls in approving the transfer of Archie Stark to the Bethlehem team, it is rumored that trouble is in the air and that several clubs favor petitioning the league officials to re-open the case. However, that is hardly likely for in that event it is probable that many other old sores would be aggravated and the officials would find themselves involved in bundles of disputes. One of the clubs said to be instigating the movement is Indiana Flooring, now leading the league with a perfect slate and a club that assumed the New York F. C. franchise with which it is understood players were not included. Stark is perfectly content to play in Bethlehem, in fact prefers the local club to any in the circuit.