The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
Saturday, October 27, 1928
A Swing Along Athletic Row

The Claims
In the latest chapter of the soccer controversy between the American Soccer League and the U. S. F. A., both sides claim to be in right. The reference is to the Southern New York Association withdrawing from the parent organization. The league took the stand it did because it alleged that the United States Football Association, in allowing the Eastern League to be formed, violated the territorial rights of the Southern New York Association. The contention of the U. S. F. A. is that the American Soccer League having been suspended was technically non-existent and that the Eastern League did nothing more than take up the place formerly occupied by the American body. Regardless of contentions the action of the Southern New York Association might perhaps be traced directly to propaganda distributed by Nathan Agar, money man of the Brooklyn Wanderers in the American League. It must be remembered that Nat was an executive of the New York body prior to the action and since was elevated to acting president when Dr. Manning resigned.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club