Must Adapt Themselves to Conditions
The path of the Bethlehem Steel F. C., to the pennant laurels in the American Soccer League campaign is by no means one of ease but rather one on which the Steel Workers must adapt themselves to the conditions if they hope to be successful. Playing at home on a soft and smooth greensward of regulation size, the players are themselves but when the journey to fields away from home seem to lose their effectiveness. This was apparent in New York on Sunday, where playing on a hard and frozen pitch on a field quite some smaller than the Bethlehem lot, the Steel Workers seemed all at sea during the first half. It is adapting themselves to such conditions which is vitally important. And players of their experience should have little difficulty in doing so. The pennant is not lost but the two points with each [ . . . ] will not be gathered in with regularity in playing on the home field.