Hakoah Team Will Come to U.S. This Winter

The return of the Hakoah soccer team, the Viennese all-Jewish team, to America was announced by Abraham Tuvim, who directed the last American tour of the Hakoah.

The coming tour of the Hakoah is scheduled for January and February of 1927 and may be extended into March. The principal sections to be covered by the Viennese players will be Cuba and Florida and some other cities in the south. A number of engagements in these sections were promised when the Hakoah was last here.

In discussing the present condition of the Hakoah team, and the migration to America of several of the Hakoah star players, Mr. Tuvim said: “The loss of these players to the Hakoah of Vienna proved to be psychological rather than actual and has made no difference to the aggregate strength of Hakoah.

“It is undeniable that the men who left for America were stars of the first calibre, but the Hakoah has always been so situated that it could draw from a list of several hundred excellent players who have always sought an opportunity to join the first team of Hakoah. It was therefore simple to replace the men who left by the second team men who were fit for promotion and by the addition of new players. The newly constituted team of the Vienna Club has just concluded a tour through Poland and Latvia, which resulted in a string of eight impressive victories. I saw several of these games and I am certain that Hakoah will do as well, if not better, on its next tour in America.”

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