Bethlehem Steel F.C.

Bethlehem Steel F. C. from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was one of America's most successful football teams in the 1910s and 1920s.

Mainly because of the strong financial support of the local Bethlehem Steel Corporation British players could be required that contributed significantly to the success of the club.

First, the team wore from their home games at East End Field and later at the Elizabeth Avenue in Bethlehem.

His first league season played Bethlehem in 1911/12 in the Allied American Foot Ball Association ( AAFBA ). In the following two years, the team got there in each case the title. 1914/15 played Bethlehem Steel in the American League of Association Football Club ( ALAFC ) and won there as well.

Also in cup competitions, the team has been highly successful. She won in 1915, 1916, 1918, 1919 and again in 1926 in the U.S. Open Cup. With five titles Bethlehem is still U.S. record cup winners. In addition, she won the American Cup, namely in 1914, 1916-1919 and 1924.

Between 1919 and 1921, Bethlehem Steel respective masters of the National Association Foot Ball League ( NAFBL ). It was introduced as the season 1921/22, the professional American Soccer League ( ASL), the leadership disbanded the club and founded the Philadelphia Field Club, where most of the former Bethlehem Steel players were hired. Not surprisingly won the Philadelphia Field Club the championship, but the team moved because of financial difficulties and a lack of fan support back to Bethlehem. 1926/27, managed the Bethlehem Steel F. C. in the ASL another title. In 1928, the club member of the Eastern Soccer League ( ESL), in which he took two titles at once. End of 1929 merged the ESL and ASL for Atlantic Coast League. The Bethlehem Steel F. C. but was resolved after the first round of the season 1930.

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