Negotiations are under way with a view of having Disston of Philadelphia play Bethlehem Steel, Saturday in a National League game. Both clubs are without a game Saturday on account of Babcock and Wilcox and Scottish Americans playing a tie National Cup game last Saturday.
The Bethlehem Steel players came out of Sunday's game without any serious injury and are ready for Disston or any other club that may be secured to play them Saturday.
Many good judges of soccer claim that the Paterson game last Sunday was the hardest contest the Steel Workers have ever taken part in. It certainly was a hummer for the full 90 minutes.
Paterson played a hard aggressive game, starting off with dash so familiar with cup games, and maintaining a fast pace until the closing minutes when the Steel Workers' superior condition began to tell, but too late to turn the game in their favor.
Capt. Fred Pepper worked like a veritable Trojan for the entire game, taking many hard knocks without a murmur and striving hard for the goal that was not to be.
No player in the Bethlehem defense can be singled out above the others, every one furnishing a brand of soccer that will be long remembered in Paterson.