The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
April 8, 1927
Vienna Hakoahs Open Tough Schedule Here April 20 -- May meet Fall River

Soccer patrons thus far are to be favored with thirteen games comprising the Hakoah soccer team schedule in this country, and there is a strong likelihood that at least two more games will be added. The Bethlehem Steel soccer team and the New York Giants, who are fostering the trip of the Jewish team, are quite liberal in their intentions and are making every effort to present the great dribbling eleven in as many cities east of Chicago, as their stay in this country will allow.

In arranging the schedule the assistance was given by Abraham Tuvim, United States representative of the Jewish organization. The Hakoah soccer team will sail for the United States tomorrow from France on the Aquitania for its second tour of this country. The squad left Vienna on Thursday and is due to arrive in this country next Friday.

The schedule for this, the second tour, comprises five games more than last year's invasion, when ten games were played before more than 200,000 people. This year's tour will be launched in Bethlehem, on Wednesday, April 20, against the National champion Bethlehem Steel team. The second game will be at Philadelphia on the 23, and the first New York game will be at the Polo Grounds on Sunday, May 1. Following the New York contest, the eleven will tour the West.

Team Stronger This Year

The visit is not purely a commercial enterprise such as has been the case of many touring teams, but rather an invasion for a worthy cause as well as demonstrating an international game in which comparative merits will be determined. The Hakoahs are coming to America with a team of players said to be even better than the great array of talent that comprised the makeup last year and many of which players are no contributing their strength with some of the foremost soccer clubs in this country. In the case of the New York Giants there will be plenty of color to this game for former Hakoahites will be included in the lineup of the Giants to wage conflict against the present representatives.

The schedule follows:
April 20 -- At Bethlehem.
April 22 -- At Philadelphia.
May 1 -- At New York.
May 7, 8, 14 -- At Chicago
May 15 -- At Cleveland
May 22 -- At Detroit
May 24 -- At Toronto
May 28 -- At New York
May 30 -- At Philadelphia
June 4 -- At Brooklyn
June 5 -- At Baltimore

The dates of June 11 and 12 are yet to be filled and more than likely these will be assigned to Newark and Fall River.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club