The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
Monday, November 29, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

A True Championship Team
Any doubt of Bethlehem’s superiority in American League Soccer was convincingly disproved in the victory over Fall River here on Saturday afternoon. Against one of the best clubs in the circuit, the national champions rolled up the decisive score of 4 to 0. Most impressive in the performance was the fact that Bethlehem was leading at half time by the score of 2 to 0. In this half Fall River had every advantage, a good fresh club to start the game and a stiff breeze to play with. Furthermore the league champions had the advantage of the sun to its back. To hold the Marksmen scoreless in the first half was as much as might have been expected. However, when Bethlehem did accomplish the feat and in addition scored two goals, the game was as good as won when Referee McCabe called a halt to the hostilities at the end of the first forty-five minutes of play. The heated rivalry existing between the two clubs was more than once reflected during the game, particularly on the right wing, where Johnny Jaap, the Bethlehem outside right, and Gibson, the Fall River left back, were frequently having a little argument all their own.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club