The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
Tuesday, October 30, 1928
Spanish Aggregation Will be Local Opponent in League Game Saturday

The Spanish colony in Bethlehem which supports two soccer teams in the Lehigh Valley Soccer League, will be among the local fans who will greet the home schedule of the Bethlehem soccer team for this weekend. At a meeting held in New York last night the local booters were slated to meet the New York Hispano, an aggregation of hard playing Spanish players, for the game here on Saturday.

While conditions generally were discussed and mostly business of routine nature was transacted there was one important issue brought up for disposition. This was the unfinished game between the New York Hakoah and the New York Giants at Starlight Park on Sunday afternoon.

The league put to rest any suspicion of commercializing by refuting the announcement that the game would be replayed and ordered that the teams finish their game the next time they were scheduled to meet. This means that after the regular game the teams with the lineup identically as it was when the mob surged out on the field, will battle out the six or seven minutes which will remain to be played. Also that the Hakoah's will have available only nine men, being minus the two players who were banished, while the Giants will be at full strength with eleven men. When the game ended Hakoah was leading 3 to 2. A replay would undoubtedly have meant a gate of several thousand dollars but the league in its ruling makes it plain that the new organization is for good and clean soccer.

The players who were involved in the decisions which ordered their removal from the playing field were each fined $10. In imposing this fine the league reminded the representatives of all the clubs that the home club is responsible for the conduct of its players and spectators and must provide ample protection to keep their field free of spectators. For any future rebellious act on the part of the spectators, the home club will be held to account and subject to drastic punishment.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club