The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
Thursday, January 31, 1929
Meet Canton Club in First Round Soccer Classic at Baltimore

Journey of the Bethlehem soccer team to Baltimore on Sunday afternoon for the first round game in the National Challenge cup tie competition is creating quite some interest in the Maryland metropolis and a record breaking attendance is expected at the game.

The visit to Baltimore to meet the Canton Club will be not the first time the Bethlehem boosters have displayed their wares in that city. The team has played several exhibition games there and incidentally both games were against the Canton Club.

In Baltimore the soccer devotees are predicting a win for the Bethlehem contending that the Canton Club must fall prey to the experienced and clever Bethlehem machine, but nevertheless look for a hard game and one that will be quite interesting for spectators to watch.

Realizing the importance of the cup games, Bethlehem is taking the engagement seriously and even though expecting no difficulty in turning in a victory and advancing to the second round , the players are training hard as a precaution against any unexpected turn.

The Bethlehem dribblers will present one of the most formidable teams in weeks but at that will not be at full battle strength. One regular who will not be able to don his uniform is "Bill" Carnihan, veteran center halfback, who is nursing a stubborn arm injury. Carnihan is taking part in no practice this week, foregoing the workouts to receive treatment.

While Carnihan will be missed, Bethlehem has a capable understudy to take his place in Matt Wilson, regular fullback, who for this game will be shifted to the halfback line. This is possible with Billy Allan and Jock Marshall in condition to play.

The forward line with Gillespie, Jaap and Mulhall recovered from illness and injury, will again be at its strongest. While no definite choice is made of the starting combination, it is likely that Gillespie and Jaap will take care of the right side of the line with Archie Stark, at center forward, and Rollo and Massie on the left. Both Mulhall and Malloy will be available if a last minute change is necessary.

In compliance with the usual routine when cup games are played, Bethlehem will be idle on Saturday. League games are never scheduled before a cup classic.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club