The Globe -- Bethlehem
Wednesday, November 12, 1924
Nineteen Year Old Will Play Center Forward For Dodgers In

When Brooklyn invades Bethlehem on Saturday afternoon for the clash with the Bethlehem F. C. the visitors will introduce a center forward, recognized as the find and front line sensation of the season, in Johnny Nelson, a nineteen-year-old youngster, who is setting the American Soccer League afire with his brilliant work. Much of the success of the Brooklyn team to date is attributed to the accurate toe and deadly shot of this quite recently christened professional.

Other center forwards who stand out foremost in the American League are Archie Stark, the Bethlehem Steel scoring ace, and Harold Brittan, center forward and manager of the Fall River team. Nelson, who lacks by many years the extensive experience of both Stark and Brittan, is said to be a sensation, and Brooklyn fans concede him second to no other center forward in the country.

Nelson, as said, is only 19 years of age, and this is his first year in professional football. He attracted attention with a team in Yonkers, and when purchased by the Brooklyn club made good from the very start and was assigned the permanent center berth. Thus far in the league campaigning Nelson has scored ten goals and the majority of these were against teams of the caliber of Boston and Fall River, indicating that he is a player not to be trifled with. With proper coaching critics predict that the youngster should develop into one of the most dangerous forwards in the country.

Pitted against the veteran Stark, the comparison in the play of the two center forwards, to clash on Saturday, [REMAINDER OF TEXT MISSING]

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club