The Globe -- Bethlehem
Friday, December 21, 1917
Soccer Notes

Great interest is being shown in local soccer circles in the big Christmas Day national league game between Disston and Bethlehem Steel, and a big crowd is expected to be on hand. These teams have met on two occasions this season, Disston winning in the league at Philadelphia, Nov. 10, by the score of 3 to 1, and the Steel Workers winning the Red Cross game at Franklin field, Philadelphia, on Dec. 8, by the score of 3 to 2. The Disston management has been making a big effort to belittle the Steel Workers' victory, claiming that both captains agreed to call the game if Bethlehem equalized, but no such agreement was made, and they knew it. The Steel Workers were willing and anxious to see the game through, especially after they had played the whole of the first half against half a gale augmented by snow and sleet. However, the Steel Workers feel convinced that they have nothing to gain by a useless controversy and every one is determined that they will be able to prove their superiority both in the league game Christmas Day and in the national cup, Dec. 29, at Philadelphia. Nevertheless, the Tacony team will not be under-estimated, as their ability is well known and respected and if the Steel Company team wins, as they expect to do, it will be after a game equal, if not superior, to any soccer game ever seen in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club