On November 4, 1929, the USFA, FSA, and ESL agreed to end the football war. The ASL and ESL would come together to create a league known as the Atlantic Coast Soccer League.  The ESL therefore suspended its season, said Bethlehem Steel champion and began negotiating the upcoming merger. A second, completely separate plan for the training of Austrian police and gendarmes in the handling of American weapons was drawn up by the USFA headquarters at the request of Chancellor Figl. The purpose of this plan is, of course, to enable the Austrian police, who are now grossly under armed, to deal with an emergency that could be caused by the protection of workers or other communist elements. The Austrian Minister of the Interior and representative of the headquarters, USFA, have agreed on the details of this plan and it is to be hoped that the commanding general of the United States. Zone, police and gendarmerie officers from Salzburg and Upper Austria will start implementing the programme at the end of September. The Eastern Professional Soccer League was created in response to an attempt by the American Soccer League to break the United States Football Association`s control over professional football in the United States. This conflict, known as the “Soccer War,” had its roots in 1925, when the ASL boycotted the National Challenge Cup, now known as the U.S. Open Cup, to play a unique American professional soccer championship with the St. Louis Soccer League.
  This led the USFA to briefly suspend the ASL just to reinstate it when the League agreed to include its teams in the next Challenge Cup. The ASL posed further problems for the USFA in 1927, when the League hired many high-level European players on lucrative contracts. This led FIFA to consider a suspension from the USFA. However, at FIFA`s sixteenth annual congress, the USFA offered several concessions that resulted in an agreement between national organizations on player contracts.  In 1928, several ASL team owners began to submit to USFA rules again. The most annoying was the participation in the National Challenge Cup, which ran during the league season. The ASL had two main objections to the Challenge Cup, one financial, the other eventually. . . .