The Globe-Times Bethlehem
Monday, March 18, 1929
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Giants Will Meet Hebrew Booters
The eastern final of the United States Football Association challenge cup competition will be fought between the New York Giants and the Hakoah All-Stars, the latter qualifying by defeating the Newark Portuguese in a bitter fought game on the home field of the All-Stars on Saturday afternoon. Apparently failing to take the Portuguese seriously the All-Stars played an exhibition game the day previous and came near coming to brief by doing so. The Jersey entry, leading at half time, were still in the running at the final whistle, deadlocked in an two all score. In the overtime period the All-Stars accounted for the deciding goal. With the lucrative goal at stake, few teams would be willing to sacrifice chances by appearing any game, no matter how easily it might appear, on the day before a cup clash. That is one of the reasons why cup competitions get preference over league games and when cup games are played the principals are not scheduled for league contests.

Will Materially Swell Coffers
The financial returns in these final rounds of the cup games are eagerly looked forward to by all contenders. It means swelling the bankroll to such an extent as to assure the club participating of coming through the season in the clear and having a neat little nest egg to lay aside. This year especially will the financial income be attractive. By a new arrangement two games will be played in the grand final, on of which will be the East and the other in the West. The idea of what these games mean financially can be gleaned by the approximate attendance of at least 10,000 for each game.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club