The Globe -- Bethlehem
Friday, October 12, 1923
FIRST BIG SOCCER GAME OF SEASON
Steel Eleven Will Oppose Strong Team In Game Here Tomorrow
STANDING OF CLUBS

To oppose a league leader is the lot of the Bethlehem F. C. in opening its American League Soccer season at home when tomorrow afternoon on the Bethlehem Steel Field, with kickoff promptly at 3 o'clock, the local clan of soccerites will wage battle against the scrappy reinforced New York F. C.

After a strenuous week of practice the Bethlehem management has arrived at a definite conclusion as to which of the bevy of stars will start the game and several changes are noted in the makeup over that of last week.

Of the new acquisitions, four of the possible six or seven have impressed favorably and have won the choice by their excellent combination play with the players who sported the colors last season.

Carson, of the early arrivals of the new men will be seen in the position of goal held down last year by Highfield and Kerr. The latter is now at Fall River while Highfield has been retained as a capable reserve.

A. Jackson, outside right, and W. Jackson, center forward, complete what soccer critics throughout the East contend a million dollar line, taking exception to similar boasts made by the Fall River management in spite of the fact that Harold Brittan, star center forward and former Bethlehem player, is included in the makeup. On the forward line with the Jacksons will be the reliable and speedy Maxwell, Grainger and last but not least Goldie, a trio of players whose excellent teamwork, accurate passing and deadly goal shooting ranked with the most brilliant witnessed last season.

One other newcomer, not quite as well known to local soccer fans due to his late arrival is Cassidy, a youngster, who in barely more than a week convinced the management that he is the logical selection at left fullback. In winning the choice Cassidy had anything but an easy job for opposing him was no less a celebrity than the veteran Jock Ferguson. The latter, returned this season from Pawtucket where he played with J & P Coats in the game against the Brooklyn team last Sunday. Jock has lost none of his old time effectiveness in turning back a threatening movement and it will be with interest that the work of Cassidy will be compared with that of Ferguson's whose style and ability is so well known.

New York, too, will come here with quite an array of new talent and players that were scouted in the belief that with their addition the Gothamites could annex the laurels. The game will be started promptly at 3 o'clock with the probable lineup as follows:

Bethlehem New York
Carson G Geudert
D. Ferguson RFB Kelly
Cassidy LFB Ferrier
Rattray RHB T. Stark
Carnihan CHB Ferris
Terris LHB Herd
A. Jackson OR Duggan
Maxwell IR A. Stark
W. Jackson CF Crilley
Grainger IL McGuire
Goldie OL McGhee
Referee Horace Williams.

The New York F. C. and Harold Brittan's Fall River club are tied for the lead in the American Soccer League race, each team having won the opening game. Bethlehem, which meets New York F. C. in the game here tomorrow afternoon, is running even with J & P Coats of Pawtucket, and Brooklyn Wanderers, and the New York Giants, Newark and Philadelphia bring up the rear.

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

P

New York

1

1

0

0

2

0

2

Fall River

1

1

0

0

2

1

2

Bethlehem

1

0

1

0

1

1

1

Pawtucket

1

0

1

0

2

2

1

Brooklyn

1

0

1

0

1

1

1

N. Y. Giants

1

0

0

1

3

4

0

Newark

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

Philadelphia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0


1923-1924
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club