The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
Friday, March 1, 1929
Several Thousand Soccerites Expected to Witness Semi-Final Cup Clash

One of the greatest soccer scraps in recent years will be fought at Dexter Park, Brooklyn, Sunday where the New York Giants and famous Bethlehem teams will battle in a semi-final tie of the National Challenge Cup competition for the right to enter the Eastern final for the coveted trophy, the highest soccer award in the United States.

After a week’s special training, both teams are primed for the battle of their lives with a desperate effort to reach the big final with the big money and the title of National champions.

The teams afford a contrasting difference in style of play, the rugged robust Giants comparing with the mechanical Steelworkers who battle for the entire ninety minutes like a well oiled machine.

Bethlehem has won the cup five times and been runner up on three occasions but never in the history of the competition have they ever been called upon to surmount such a stiff hurdle to overcome such sterling opposition as the dazzling Giants to reach the final.

Referee Charles Creighton will have charge of the game which will be played rain or shine and the lineup will be as follows:

New York Giants – Bethlehem
J. Brown – G – McClure
Glover – RFB – Marshall
Moorhouse – LFB – H. Reid
Cameron – RHB – W. Reid
Herd – CHB – Carnihan
McKenny – LHB – MacGregor
Findlay – OR – Gillespie
Ballantyne – IR – Jaap
Stevens – CF – Stark
O’Brien – IL – Massie
D. Brown – OL – Rollo

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club