The Globe -- Bethlehem
Monday, October 4, 1926
BETHLEHEM HAS BIG LEAD IN SOCCER
Steel Company Champions are nearly 200 Points ahead of Brooklyn
MANY TIE GAMES PLAYED

Saturday Games
Bethlehem 3; N. Y. Giants 1.
Springfield 4; Brooklyn 4.
New Bedford 2; Fall River 2.
Philadelphia 4; Indiana 4.
Coats 2; Providence 2.
Boston 1; Newark 0.

Sunday Games
Bethlehem 3; Providence 1.
N. Y. Giants 2; Boston 3.
Fall River 4; Philadelphia 2
Newark 2; Springfield 1.

The weekend round of the American Soccer League games finds Bethlehem on the top of the league standing with a comfortable margin in the percentage column and also a substantial point lead. The Bethlehems went through their weekend schedule with victories in both games.

Significant in the results of the weekend games is the apparent equality of the majority of the teams. This is indicated most emphatically in the Saturday games, when tie scores resulted in four of the six contests. Bethlehem stands out as the best team in the circuit by virtue of its excellent showing to date. The local clan are the only team in the circuit that has not yet been defeated.

Bethlehem to date has met all but a few of the clubs in the circuit and has shown class in every game. There were two draw games, one of which was against Fall River, but even then when forced to share the points the Bethlehems had the edge throughout the contest. The general impression of this year's makeup, gleaned from the various gossip heard, is that the Bethlehem machine is the strongest in the history of soccer in Bethlehem. The standing of the clubs follows:

 

G

W

D

L

Pts

Pct

Bethlehem

7

5

2

0

12

.857

Brooklyn

6

3

2

1

8

.667

Springfield

8

4

2

2

10

.625

Indiana

8

4

2

2

10

.625

Boston

8

4

2

2

10

.625

New Bedford

8

4

1

3

9

.563

Fall River

8

3

2

3

8

.500

Providence

8

2

3

3

5

.428

Coats

6

2

1

3

4

.417

Philadelphia

8

1

2

5

4

.250

Newark

8

2

0

6

4

.250

Giants

7

1

1

5

3

.214


1926-1927
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club