Although there was a possibility of Bethlehem’s soccer team playing a home game here on Saturday afternoon that has been knocked into a cocked hat when the Philadelphia F. C. management decided to put its field in playing condition. Finances are not any too lavish with the Philadelphia management these days but realizing Bethlehem as the best drawing card, the Quakers have decided to play this game at home.
As a result the league leaders and national champions will play before a Philadelphia crowd and Bethlehem will invade the City of Brotherly Love determined to turn in a victory. The experience of the past has always been a neat battle in which Bethlehem wins out but in which also the Phillies usually play better than they know how.
There will be much inactivity on the home field during the month of February in spite of the fact that of the thirteen league games yet to be played eight are listed for at home. The Steel Workers will play at home on February 5 with Newark as the opponent and also on Washington’s Birthday, but on the remaining dates will be on the road. The February schedule for Bethlehem follows:
February 5 – Newark, at Bethlehem.
February 12 – Newark, at Newark, (first round A. S. L. cup).
February 19 – New Bedford at New Bedford.
February 22 – N.Y. Giants at Bethlehem.
The dates of February 26 and 27 have been reserved for the second round of the American Soccer League cup competition.