|Bethlehem Steel (C)||20||19||0||1||38|
|New York Giants||18||11||2||5||24|
|New York Hispano||14||2||2||10||6|
|New York Celtics||8||0||2||6||2|
Note: Incomplete Table: Table as at 28 December 1928 plus Five Wins for Bethehem Steel to finish out the season. 20 game season.
|New York Hakoah||18||12||4||2||68||23||28|
|Bethleham Steel (C)||15||9||4||2||41||21||22|
|New York Hungaria||16||6||2||8||31||44||14|
|New York Giants||15||6||1||8||52||24||13|
|New Bedford Whalers||8||6||1||1||26||14||13|
|New York Hispano||16||4||1||11||36||49||9|
|New York Celtics||?||?||?||?||?||?||?|
Note: Bethlehem Steel were Champions, New York Celtics disbanded after two months, and New Bedford Whalers, Newark Skeeters and Philadelphia Centennials disbanded after season (or possibly during the season).
|Bethlehem Steel (C)||13||11||0||2||22|
|New York Giants||12||8||2||2||18|
|New York Hispano||10||3||2||5||8|
Note: Before the season New York Hungaria became Victoria Hungaria. Complete Standings apart from one game: Betthlehem Steel v Newark Portuguese.
The second American Soccer League to take the name “Eastern Professional Soccer League”, the league arose out of a dispute between three clubs (New York Giants, Bethlehem Steel and Newark) and the American Soccer League I. The three clubs defied the ASL and entered the US Open Cup, and the ASL then banned them. The USFA (which ran the US Open Cup at the time) then responded by creating the EPSL, which added teams from the Southern New York State Association (SNYSA). The EPSL II played three seasons (Fall 1928, and Spring & Fall 1929) before merging with the ASL I after a peace deal to form the Atlantic Coast League.
At the time Soccer was the big Professional Sport in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New England, with Professional American Football (the NFL) most popular in Ohio, Upstate New York, New York City and the Mid-West (Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan).
Bethlehem Steel included the Irish players Pitt, who joined from Newry Town, as well as McMeekim and Gibson.All three players joined Glentoran in Northern Ireland for the 1931-32 Irish Football League season. [Reference: 2]
 RSSSF / David A. Litterer (2017) Eastern Professional Soccer League II [Internet] Available from: http://www.rsssf.com/usadave/epslii.html [Accessed 3 April 2017]
 “Recorder” (1931) The Goals at the Oval. Belfast Newsletter. Monday, October 12, 1931. pg. 3. [Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ [Accessed 11 September 2020]
Thanks to Richard Mulcahy, Fiona Connolly-Mulcahy, Conor Connolly-Mulcahy, Dara Connolly-Mulcahy, Orla Connolly-Mulcahy & Aodhan Connolly-Mulcahy
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