The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
Tuesday, March 26, 1929
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Echoes from Fall River
Intimating that New Bedford will be given an opportunity to play in the National Challenge Cup competition, apparently to create sentiment against the operation of the U. S. F. A., is the gist of a news story appearing in a Fall River paper. IF that were true soccer fans would have a legitimate kick against the manner in which the U. S. F. A. conduct their affairs. It would be a rank injustice to all other teams that competed. However, the report must be far from true for the National Cup insofar as the Eastern division is concerned was sewed up last Sunday when Hakoah All-Stars eliminated the New York Giants and it will be the Hakoah All-Stars that will fight it out with the Western division, survivor for the national title. It is nothing short of ridiculous to believe that the U. S. F. A. could have the affront to include New Bedford reinstated hardly more than a week ago, in this important classic.

A Different Version
Reference to rumor afloat in New York the last several days and having to do with Nat Agar and his Brooklyn Wanderers, was not complete. It was rumored that after the game on Sunday Agar informed the players that he was through with soccer. A more recent version is that in addressing the players, he reported to have said “he was through unless the players accept a 50 percent decrease.” IF the latter assertion can be accepted with any credence Agar might not be through right now but conditions are gradually leading up to a stage so threatening that he will possibly shortly abandon his soccer promotions.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club