The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
Friday, November 12, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Comment on Phenomenal Stamina
Newspapers of Toronto extol the praises of the Bethlehem Steel soccer team. The phenomenal stamina of a team that could bowl over two league opponents on successive days and then make an all night journey to Toronto to beat the Canadian champions on a third day is the subject elaborated upon by the writers there. “The best game ever witnessed in the Dominion,” briefly describes the unanimous opinion, emphasizing also the vast multitude that turned out to see Bethlehem bowl over the champions. For Bethlehem that game is now forgotten. The spoils of victory have been brought home and the club is now gunning for the major honors in American soccer. That another meeting between the American champions and the Canadian champions is in the making and will be played on American soil is whispered by a reliable source. Plans it is understood are under way to play the game in Brooklyn, on Sunday, Nov. 21.

Every Man A Star
“Every man sporting the colors of the New Bedford soccer team is a star player,” is the reference to that team which will clash with Bethlehem on the latter’s field Saturday afternoon. When Harold Brittan, former Bethlehem center forward, was let out by Fall River and took over the Whaler outfit, he started cleaning house and used a new broom to do it. Harold is a business man from the word go and sentimental times were entirely ignored in rebuilding the club. New Bedford is a hot little soccer town and the fans endorse the activities of its new playing manager. Familiar with the players , Brittan brought in new men until his outfit was complete and now boasts one of the strongest clubs in the league. In regard to this boast, recall that New Bedford is the only club to defeat Fall River in the latter’s home yard this season. Others tried it out did not succeed. That feat in itself assures the booting patrons here that the engagement on Lehigh field on Saturday afternoon is going to be anything but a pink tea.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club