Hakoah Wins in Chicago Game with Score of 6-1
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Hakoah Wins in Chicago Game with Score of 6-1

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Hakoah soccer team of Vienna defeated the Sparta club, of the Chicago major league, at the White Sox park, yesterday, by a score of 6 to 1. A crowd of 15,000 watched the game.

The Hakoah team made a brilliant attack and a sustained defense that had the Sparta players completely baffled.

It was the playing of Neufeld, at outside right, and Gruenwald, at inside left, that gave Hakoah its triumph. Neufeld outsmarted the Sparta defense continually and made one goal, while Gruenwald sent the ball crashing into the net for three tallies. Fabian, at goal, played a great defensive game.

Ike Walker was the outstanding star for Sparta.

Both teams threatened in the opening minutes, Gruenwald scoring the first goal when the period was about half gone. Clever offensive work by Neufold drew the Sparta defense out of position and gave Gruenwald a clear shot. The Hakoah inside left again found the net five minutes later with a hard drive after Schoenfeld had headed the ball to him. Before Sparta could recover the Jewish eleven rushed the ball down the field for another goal. Neufeld worked the ball down to the 18-yard line and passed to Wortmann, who netted the shot. The half ended with Hakoah leading, 3 to 0.

Sparta returned in the second half with an altered line-up and opened up with a drive that brought its only score. After the ball had been booted within the 18-yard line, Nevrkla sent a drive straight at the net. Fabian blocked the kick, but was knocked down by the force of the blow. Krabec took the ball on the rebound from Fabian’s chest and drove it into the net before the Hakoah goal could regain his feet.

Schoenfed scored for Hakoah near the middle of the half on a short hard kick that did not leave the ground. Eigbrecht got his hands on the ball but could not hold it and it trickled through for a point. Gruenwald narrowly missed another marker a moment later when his kick hit the crossbar and bounded into the right field bleachers. Just before the final whistle he again crossed the Sparta defense for his third goal.

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