Try to Stop Them
The aim of every soccer team in the American Soccer League is now to stop the fast traveling Bethlehem outfit. NO victory will be more cherished. Bethlehem is not making a runaway race for the league honors, but is gradually adding to the substantial lead it now enjoys. The next two months will tell the tale. There are sixteen playing dates over this stretch, in which the champions are to participate in twelve. Of this number the Bethlehem team meets an equal portion of clubs in the New England and Metropolitan districts. Five of the even dozen games up to and including January 30 will be played at home, with a game scheduled here for Christmas Day afternoon against Philadelphia. The hardest grind will be over the weekend of January 22, when Springfield will be the Saturday opponent and Fall River the Sunday opponent. Bethlehem has experienced similar grueling undertakings this season, one in particular recalled when the team played three games in as many days and covered territory which reached from Pawtucket, R. I., to Toronto, Canada, and made it a three-ply win. Local fans have been exceptionally fortunate in having many home games this season. This weekend, however, there will be a break, for the single game scheduled will see the champions conclude their present league schedule against Providence.