The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
Friday, December 17, 1926
League Leading Steel Dribblers Invade Enemy Territory for Weekend Circuit Contests.


While the Bethlehem soccer team will visit both the New England and Metropolitan districts for two American Soccer League games over the weekend, Fall River, twice pennant winner and the champions most dangerous rival, will likewise be engaged in contests away from the home pitch. That sort of evens up matters.

The Bethlehem players left this afternoon en route to New Bedford, Mass., where the first game will be played on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday the Steel City booters return to New York to meet Indiana Flooring. Incidentally the latter engagement is of paramount interest to the Bethlehem players for Indiana happens to be one of the three teams that was able to defeat the national champions this season.

Phillies are Tricky

Philadelphia is known to do the unexpected quite frequently on the home loam, defeating teams that seemingly are far superior at times when least looked for. The Quakers are a good home club and inspired with the cheering of a loyal home gathering simply outdo themselves as exponents of the dribbling sport. In that event Fall River, a visitor to the Quaker’s pitch on Saturday afternoon will probably meet with stiff competition. And the Sunday game for the Marksmen sizes up like anything but a pink tea. On the Sabbath the Fall River contingent will honor the Brooklyn team with a visit across the bridge. Brooklyn has a snappy little club and when in a winning mood are a hard eleven to beat.

Insofar as the league standing is concerned much can happen over the weekend to either increase or decrease the margin separating Bethlehem and Fall River in the league race. For that reason this weekend’s trip away from home is one of the most important encountered by the league leaders this season. The layout of games for Saturday and Sunday follows:


New Bedford vs. Bethlehem at New Bedford. Referee: George Lambie.
Springfield vs. Brooklyn at Springfield. Referee: J. Stirrup.
Philadelphia vs. Fall River at Philadelphia. Referee: James Walder.
Boston vs. New York Giants at Boston. Referee: W. Stone.

Brooklyn vs. Fall River at Brooklyn. Referee: E. McCabe.
Indiana Flooring vs. Bethlehem at Indiana-New York Oval. Referee: M. Bloom.
Providence vs. Coats at Providence. Referee: A. White.
Newark vs. New York Giants at Newark. Referee: T. Cunningham.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club