The Globe -- Bethlehem
Saturday, December 20, 1919
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Growth of Soccer in This State
The growth of the kicking style of football is shown by the 1,800 to 1,900 registered players enjoying membership in the territory embraced in the Eastern Pennsylvania and District Association. Those registered are in the open leagues such as the Allied, Industrial, Boys' Clubs and the Bethlehem & District Football Association League. The cricket clubs, college and school teams are not included in the enrollment of soccer. The children of Bethlehem are taking up the sport with greater vigor than ever and recently in describing the activities and knowledge of the game displayed by them, a well-known English soccer enthusiast who has had the pleasure of seeing some of the biggest games in this country paid them a compliment in remarking "Those kids in a few more years are going to be real players."

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club