The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
May 22, 1929
Meet Bricklayers and Sparta Club in Exhibition Games Over Weekend

Players of the Bethlehem soccer team will depart tomorrow night en route to Chicago, where two games will be played over the weekend. On Saturday the Steelmen meet the Bricklayers, one of the most formidable clubs in that district, and on Sunday will clash with the crack Sparta Club, the later a team played by Hakoah two weeks ago.

Unless favorable negotiations are completed for a game against the Preston East Ends, the English touring team, the Chicago trip will be among the closing games. Arrangements for only one other game have been completed and that is for an exhibition in Philadelphia on Memorial Day against Hakoah for a Jewish charity.

Rested up over the weekend when no games were played the players are in fine fettle and ready for the two hard games expected in Chicago. The team will be well fortified with reserve talent if needed, for with very few exceptions, the entire squad will make the trip. These will include Beveridge, goalie; Marshall, Gibson and Allan, backs; Maxwell, Reid, Carnihan and McGregor, halfbacks; Gillespie, Jaap, Stark, Massie, Rollo and Jackson, forwards. The team will be in charge of Robert Terris and Jock Ferguson.

Matt Wilson, a fullback, with the club this season, has severed his relations with the local club and left for a Summer sojourn with relatives in Canada. No contract was signed before leaving and given his optional release is free agent for next season.

At present there is a tentative arrangement to have Bethlehem play the Preston North Ends either in Brooklyn or New York either in Brooklyn or New York on June 9. However, nothing definite is determined.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club