The Steel Workers are reported all in good condition for the game with the New York F. C. tomorrow afternoon, in New York, and confident that victory will also mark the second contest of the season. Another game that will be watched with interest is the Merchant Ship of Bristol and the Paterson F. C. Soccer enthusiasts pick Bristol as one of Bethlehem's most dangerous opponents and a fair comparison can be drawn by the result of the Sunday game. Bristol comes here next Saturday.
The draw for the first round of the American Cup competition will take place this evening at the Continental Hotel in Newark, N. J.
Regret is expressed that the Fall River Rovers, of Fall River, Mass, which appeared in the National Cup final last year and which won the cup the year previous, will not again participate in the competition this year. The tam had to disband owning to the loss of nearly all its players through enlistment and the draft.
Bethlehem, present holders of the National Cup and also winners of the American Cup competition last year, will again make a bid for the premier honor.
According to those in charge of the National Cup tourney, it is expected that at least 35 times will be in line when the drawing is made. Last year 54 clubs competed in the blue ribbon event while the previous year 87 clubs participated. The falling off, however, in entries is not due to any lack of interest in soccer, but because of the number of teams having had to disband owing to a scarcity of players.