Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
Thursday, December 5, 1929
Hub's Hard Luck Is Rhode Islanders' Fortune in Signing Expert Soccer Talent.

No easy game is forecast when Pawtucket comes here on Saturday afternoon to oppose the Bethlehem soccer team in an Atlantic Coast League game for, according to advices received today, the invader will present a quite different and much stronger team than the one that represented the Rhode Islanders in the earlier games this season.

Recently the Boston team decided to quit for the time being and Pawtucket was one of the clubs that profited by that decision for with a raft of players let loose the former threadmakers captured a number of the former Hub celebrities. These players, the identity of which will not be definitely known until the club is fielded, will make their debut under new colors here on Saturday.

Contrary to reports emanating from the local headquarters earlier in the week it is now understood that Stark will not resume his campaigning, although fit to play it is decided to allow him another week to recuperate from a recent leg injury and this is possible with the single game listed for the weekend. An additional week's rest it is believed will put him back into his best physical condition.

With this late shift in the earlier week plans Tommy Gillespie, outside right, will be assigned to center forward and more than likely Alec Dick will assume his vacancy.

Sunday Soccer

A week Sunday Bethlehem may probably witness its first big league soccer. If negotiations are successful t he playing pitch will be the Bethlehem Fabricators field. Much work will be required in getting the grounds into shape for the booting game but this, it is understood, can be accomplished to make a game possible on December 18.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club