The Globe – Bethlehem
Friday, December 17, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Bethlehem Due to Cash In
That Bethlehem’s championship soccer team is due to cash in for the laurels in the American Soccer League seems to be a foregone conclusion among many soccer critics in the country. These writers refer to the champions as possessing a well-balanced lineup, where each and every player is a star in his respective position. However, it seems as through the season is a bit too young to take anything for granted, and although Bethlehem is topping the American Soccer League circuit by a margin of something like three games, Fall River and Boston trail in the wake as serious contenders. Possibly Bethlehem’s chances of retaining a secure hold on first place in the circuit dash would be little threatened if the physical condition of the squad were more nearly normal. It is no secret that the management is vitally concerned over illness and injury, which seem determined to wreck the sensational campaigning of the team to date. However, the players are all imbued with a winning spirit and it is that spirit and confidence that has played a dominant part in the success of the steel city representatives. Soccer fans will breath more easily after the two-game tour against New Bedford and Indiana.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club