The Globe -- Bethlehem
Thursday, February 25, 1926
4 League and 2 Cup Contests Saturday and Sunday -- Newark Plays Here

American Soccer League teams will engage in four league and two cup contests this weekend. The Bethlehem Steel F. C. is included for a league game, meeting Newark F. C. on the Steel Field on Saturday afternoon at three.

Local Lineup Changed

When Bethlehem faces Newark it is likely that there will be quite a switch in the Steel Makers lineup. It is practically certain that the new Holland Internationalist Visser and John McGraw, a goal keeper from Detroit, will make their first appearance with the team.

One other change may be in the halfback line. Carnihan will probably be laid up for another rest and in that event Bob MacGregor will go to center half with Frank Harris a former English big leaguer, in MacGregor's position at left half. Just what other changes will be made are not definite at t his time, although it is known that the management is determined to try out some of the players who have been idle for weeks.

While the Jerseyites have failed to impress much in their league campaigning, nevertheless, against a rearranged lineup they should give the Steelmen a hard battle. One player who stands out with the Jersey clan as the topnotch back in the league is Jock Marshall, famous Internationalist.

Marshal was originally with the Brooklyn club and when he [...] relations every club in the circuit made overtures for his services. Bethlehem was one of these clubs and it was with keen disappointment when Newark snared the player.

Stark not to Play

The absence of Archie Stark in the Bethlehem lineup will be regretted but fans are anxious to see the new Holland star in action. Visser joined the club with an excellent reputation. He is about twenty-three years of age but in his brief career represented his country in seven international matches and was on the Holland Olympic team which was runner up for the championship. Visser is a center forward and can play either of the inside front line positions.

Danny Oates, popular Philadelphia official, will referee the game. The time of starting has been changed from 2:30 to 3 o'clock due to the late arrival of the Newark team.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club