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Viennese Hakoah Team to Come to U.S. on Second Soccer Tour

November 1, 1926
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Arrangements for the next American tour of the soccer team of the Vienna Hakoah Sportclub have been completed, according to an announcement by Nathan Agar, owner of the Brooklyn Wanderers. The tour will be sponsored by the Brooklyn Wanderers, the team which numbers nine Jewish stars, five of whom are from the Hakoah of Vienna.

The Vienna Club through Dr. Koerner, its president, has accepted the invitation to come here during the months of April and May of the coming year. Under the rules of the United States Football Association such tours must be sponsored by a member club of the U. S. F. A. At the same time the American Ort, which directed the first tour of Hakoah in America, announces that it will participate in the direction of the forthcoming tour, Mr. Agar stated.

“The United States Football Association has already invited the Hakoah to come here again. It is conceded that the Jewish team from Vienna did more to advance the welfare of this sport than all of the past efforts combined and in football circles it is felt that the Viennese Club should be encouraged to make yearly tours to America for the good of the sport and for the wholesome influence its sportsmanship and playing technique have on the Jewish youth of America,” Mr. Agar stated.

While no itinerary has as yet been announced it is stated that in addition to New York, the Hakoah team will go to Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia.

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