The Globe -- Bethlehem
Thursday, February 18, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Expect New Attendance Record
The biggest soccer attendance for a cup classic in soccer is 14,375 paid admissions. That is the record, according to the statistics submitted by the United States Football Association. But this mark will fall, is the confident expectation of soccer moguls, on the coming Sunday at Fall River, if the weather conditions are anywhere near favorable. Boston and Fall River met in their replay cup competition, the result of the first meeting last Sunday ending in a one goal draw. The game was played during a steady downpour of rain. In spite of the elements and with the knowledge that under the conditions the players could not give their best, 6,698 fans paid the price to stand out in the rain to see the players slush through a quagmire. If under such conditions, close to seven thousand paid to see the contest, there is little doubt that again as many and more would venture forth with ideal conditions prevailing.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club