The Globe -- Bethlehem
Monday, October 14, 1918
Soccer Notes

No National League soccer games were played on Saturday or Sunday, influenza being responsible for a complete stoppage. The New York Babcock & Wilcox game at Lenox Oval was called off on account of six members of the Bayonne team being down with the malady, while the Paterson-Scottish Americans game at Kearny, N. J., was postponed owing to a ruling by the health board who ordered all athletic meetings canceled.

The dreaded Spanish influenza has wrought terrible havoc among well known soccer players during the past week, numbers being affected while death claimed two prominent Paterson players -- Sammy Busard, the brilliant halfback, who formerly played with the Brooklyn Celtics, and Brown, their speedy outside left, who previously played for the West Hudsons. Pete Sweeney, the famous outside left of the Babcock and Wilcox team is at present lying dangerously ill.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club