The Globe Bethlehem
Tuesday, October 31, 1922
NATIONAL CUP GAME SATURDAY
Fleisher A. C. of Philadelphia Will Visit Local Field in Big Soccer Tilt
FERGUSON AT FULLBACK

Fleisher F. C. of Philadelphia will visit Bethlehem on Saturday next, Nov. 4, to play the Steel Workers in the second round of the National Cup. The game should give local fans a good opportunity to see the Steel lineup at its best, because the Fleisher outfit is anything but an easy mark for any team. Several Bethlehem players were injured in the New York game last Sunday, but none of the injuries was of a serious nature and the team that beat New York most likely will take the field for Bethlehem. The Fleisher forward line is regarded as the best in the Philadelphia district and Center Forward Stradan has direction in his parting shot that is the envy of many of the stars of the game. All he did last Saturday for the Fleisher was to locate the net four times. The Bethlehem defense will do well to shadow him from the start.

Notes

The National Cup is the most important of all soccer honors and the play is usually so keen that anything is liable to happen. Many teams that looked like winner on paper have been found on the wrong end of the score at the final whistle.

Bethlehem fans will have the opportunity on Saturday of seeing David Ferguson play left back, the position so long and ably filled by his famous brother John, who is now playing for the J & P Coats team of Pawtucket. IF David displays the game against Fleishers that he did against Paterson and New York he is not likely to suffer by comparison with his admittedly clever brother.

The American League looks like being the most evenly balanced league ever organized in this country. The following is the standing to date:

 

G.P.

W.

L.

D.

P.C.

Philadelphia

6

3

2

1

7

New York

4

3

1

0

6

Paterson

4

2

1

1

6

Bethlehem

3

2

1

0

4

Fall River

3

1

2

0

2

Harrison

4

0

4

0

0


Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club
1922-1923