The Globe -- Bethlehem
December 15, 1922
EXPECT SNAPPY SOCCER GAME
Steel Eleven Finishes Training for its Match Saturday With Paterson
CHANGES IN STEEL TEAM
The Bethlehem Steel soccer team finished training yesterday for the American League game against Paterson F. C. at the Steel field tomorrow. At least two changes will be made in the Bethlehem lineup due to injuries received in the Pawtucket and Fall River games. James Turner from Albany, N. Y., formerly of Edinburgh, Scotland, will be seen in the center forward position in place of McNiven who is still on the injured list. McFarlane and Cox will probably play in the half back line in place of Raeside and Terris who are also on the injured list. Despite the changes that will be necessary in the Steel lineup, Paterson may have anything but an easy time because all the players who will substitute for the regulars on the local lineup are men of much experience and they are fully aware of the fact that tomorrow is their opportunity to gain a permanent berth in the team.
Paterson is still smarting under the defeat handed them before their home fans a few weeks ago by the Steel Workers and they are sure to be out for revenge. Bethlehem is just as determined to maintain a clean slate at home so that a real battle is in store for the fans. Both teams play the short passing game and for real football they have no rivals in the League. The Paterson forward line has been more effective than the Steel Workers' scoring 19 goals in 9 League games to 12 in eight games for the locals. However the Bethlehem defense seems to be the stronger as only five goals have been registered against them to 14 against Paterson.
Renzulli the Paterson goalkeeper is of the temperamental type who is liable to stop everything sent in his direction in a way that will make the fans marvel. He is also liable to be beaten with shots that look easy. The backs are sound but not brilliant, but it is in the halfback line that the strength of Paterson is most apparent. Scott, Fryer, and Herd, have no superiors in the game.
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club