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Players of the week: Bethlehem Steel FC

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As the USL season wrapped up, Bethlehem earned their first trip to the playoffs. PSP looks at why the Steel are our "players of the week."

Match report: Bethlehem 3-2 Pittsburgh

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Bethlehem Steel FC returned to the playoff picture with a big win over Pittsburgh, thanks to big days from Santi Moar, Adam Najem, and Cory Burke.

Match report: Bethlehem 1 – 3 Louisville

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While the Steel lost to Louisville, they were not outclassed by the elite side from Kentucky.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2 – 1 Ottawa Fury

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Bethlehem Steel FC took points from the Ottawa Fury at home, and they did so with minimal loans from the Union.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2, FC Cincinnati 0

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Bethlehem picked up their first win since July off the back of a Seku Conneh brace.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-2 Notre Dame

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Najem, Moar, and Epps impress, but Bethlehem Steel fall 2-1 to Notre Dame in the second of two preseason scrimmages.

Philadelphia Union

Youth and pride: If not now, when?

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Shana Tovah! Steve Whisler rings in the Jewish New Year with all sorts of disbelief about the Union's resistance to play their best young prospects.

Philadelphia football: Comparing Union players to Eagles players

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As the Union's season crawls to a disappointing conclusion, the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their season this Sunday in Washington D.C. PSP is here to offer the definitive comparison of the two teams. Some choices are simple (I wonder who Doug Pederson is), while Carson Wentz's counterpart may surprise you.

Trusty, Jones go distance in Homegrown Game

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The two youngsters went all 90 minutes against the Chivas U-20s.

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and midfielder Derrick Jones both earned a start for Brian McBride's MLS Homegrown team on Tuesday night. The pair survived the game's ample substitutions and were able to join in the celebration after Kortne Forde's stoppage-time equalizer.

Curtin’s press conference: homegrowns and swan songs

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PSP recaps Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. The coach touched on two Union players' selection in the MLS Homegrown game, the friendly with Swansea City, and the club's overall first half of the season.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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The Islanders make their yearly pilgrimage to Chester for the U.S. Open Cup.

Philadelphia Union win (again!), Cristiano Ronaldo and Madrid close in on La Liga title: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/18/17

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Another shutout, another win, another day with links.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union 2, Houston Dynamo 0: Instant recap and player ratings survey
Three wins in a row, and the Union are rolling.

Blake reaches 50 career games with start against Houston Dynamo
When the opening whistle blows for Union vs.

Cristiano Ronaldo with another Champions League hat trick, Carlos Vela to MLS?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/4/17

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Hump Day Links!

Philadelphia Union News

Trusty named No. 5 best defender under 20 by Major League Soccer
Future stalwart of the Philadelphia Union backline Auston Trusty was named the No. 5 best defender under 20 years old by Major League Soccer.

Blake second in Union history with 10 clean sheets
In the Union's match against LA this past Saturday, Andre Blake kept the Galaxy off the board, earning the clean sheet.

Player of the week: Hugh Roberts

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Bethlehem's match with Cincinnati came down to a dramatic conclusion, as Hugh Roberts headed home the winner in the 87'. Combined with a stellar defensive performance, it was enough for Roberts to earn PSP's player of the week.

In reserve: Which Union loanees could help them now?

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There might be help for the Union down on the farm from reserve players who have been showing well there. PSP's Tim Jones evaluates Giliano Wijnaldum, Adam Najem, Marcus Epps, Jack Elliott and Auston Trusty for Union duty.

Derrick Jones isn’t Rookie of the Year eligible

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As a second-year pro, Jones isn't eligible for the rookie award

In other sports, Derrick Jones would be firmly in the early conversation for the Rookie of the Year race for his performance in his first three starts. In Major League Soccer as a second-year pro, he isn't eligible for the award Keegan Rosenberry was beat out for last season.

United States U20s capture CONCACAF championship in shootout

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Auston Trusty and company brought home a trophy in Costa Rica

While his teammates were getting ready for their season opener in Vancouver Sunday night, Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and his United States U20 countrymen were hoisting a trophy in Costa Rica after defeating Honduras 5-3 in a penalty shootout.

United States U20s open World Cup qualification against Panama

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Auston Trusty and the U.S. U20 team open World Cup qualification in Costa Rica on Saturday

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and the United States Under-20 team will begin their journey to qualify for the U20 World Cup this weekend in Costa Rica.

They open up play in Group B at the CONCACAF U20 Championship on Saturday against Panama and play Haiti on February 21 and Saint Kitts and Nevis on February 24.

No Yaro, no problem?

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Josh Yaro's injury opens the way for someone else to claim a starting center back spot for Philadelphia Union next to Richie Marquez. Who will step up? PSP's Peter Andrews looks at the candidates.

Auston Trusty: Trailblazer

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Auston Trusty broke new ground in 2016, and he can do so much more going forward.

Junior Lone Star U23s play U.S. U20 team in Orlando

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Friendly was part of a five-day preseason camp in Florida

Junior Lone Star FC's U23 team took on Philadelphia Union homegrown defender Auston Trusty and the United States U20 team in a friendly at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on Saturday.

The U.S. team won the match 5-0 behind a pair of first half penalty kicks and three goals in the second half, according to a post on the club's Facebook page.

Union sign Medunjanin, St. Pauli says Picault to join the Union, more news

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More roster moves for the Union and other Union bits. League news. More.

More Union preseason dates, Bedoya and Pontius in USA-Serbia draw, Bradley on Trump travel ban, more

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Union bits. How did Bedoya and Pontius do in the USMNT's scoreless draw with Serbia? Bradley "sad and embarrassed" by Trump travel ban. More news.

Video: Philadelphia Union Media Day

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Interviews from Union Media Day with Jim Curtin, Josh Yaro, C.J. Sapong, Auston Trusty, and Fabian Herbers.

Union bits, more news

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SuperDraft Rounds Three and Four today. NYRB trade Dax McCarty to Chicago. More news.

Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft today, Union home opener on March 11, league news, more

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Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft today. Union opens 2017 on the road. Is SheBelieves Cup coming to Chester in March? League news. More.

Jones and Trusty get US U-20 call up, MLS Cup final on Saturday, league news, more

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US U-20 call ups for Derrick Jones and Auston Trusty and other Union bits. MLS Cup final on Saturday. Garber quotes. NASL update. Blatter feels disrespected. More.

Brendan Burke on Bethlehem Steel lessons learned

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Bethlehem went from being a mid-table team getting hot in July to a 12-game season-ending winless streak. Head coach Brendan Burke talked to PSP to reflect on the season, the lessons learned from it, and how that could impact Bethlehem going forward.

“A sense of urgency”: Union news, USA-New Zealand, more

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Curtin acknowledges team feels "a sense of urgency" ahead of final two games of the season. U-17s wrap up regional Generation adidas Cup qualifiers. US hosts New Zealand tonight. More.

Josh Yaro

The kids aren’t alright

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The Union plan to build through their academy. But there's no proof the current staff can manage young players once they're ready for first-team minutes. Peter Andrews on the regression of the Union's youngsters this season.

Josh Yaro undergoes shoulder surgery

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The Union announced that Josh Yaro will miss three to four months after shoulder surgery.

Commentary

Bethlehem Steel and the USL to MLS pipeline

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Bethlehem Steel FC has already developed an MLS quality player, with two more potentially on the way. But what should fans really make of the Union's USL setup?

Lessons from the Steel’s loss to Orlando

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As PSP readers struggle to discern a way forward for the Philadelphia Union organization, here are some follow-up thoughts from down on the farm.

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In pictures: Bethlehem Steel vs Notre Dame U.

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PSP photographer Mikey Reeves was on hand for Bethlehem Steel's preseason match with the University of Notre Dame on March 17. Auston Trusty clears the ball away from the Notre Dame attacker. Hugh Roberts brings the ball up the pitch. Jake McGuire quickly throws the ball out to the [...]

Justin McMaster commits to Wake Forest

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Bethlehem Steel FC and Union Academy forward has college soccer in his future planning

Wake Forest lost one recruit from the Philadelphia Union Academy for the fall but could be gaining another.

Forward Justin McMaster has committed to the ACC power for the fall, joining Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC teammate Mark McKenzie in the Demon Deacons potential 2017 recruiting class.

United States

United States U20s qualify for World Cup, advance to final in win over El Salvador

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Auston Trusty made a rare start at left back in match

Auston Trusty and the United States U20 team booked a spot in the World Cup in South Korea and advanced to the final of the CONCACAF U20 Championships with a 2-1 win over El Salvador on Friday night.

Trusty made his first appearance of the tournament with a rare start at left back in a game the U.

Auston Trusty named to United States U20 World Cup qualifying roster

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The U.S. begins their qualifying quest at the CONCACAF U20 Championship on Feb. 18 in Costa Rica

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty is one step closer to getting a chance to represent the United States in another youth World Cup.

The Media native has been named to U.S. U20 head coach Tab Ramos' 20-player roster for the CONCACAF U20 Championship later this month in Costa Rica.

The Rest

Steel Battle Louisville in First Playoff Appearance

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Playoffs baby!

Match: Louisville City FC vs. Bethlehem Steel FC

Date: Friday, October 20th, 7:30pm Kickoff

Officials: REF: Marcos DeOliveira AR1: Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein AR2: Johann Pedolzky 4TH: Aaron Hernandez

Projected XI LCFC: (3-4-3) – GK: Greg Ranjitsingh; D: Sean Totsch, Sean Reynolds, Tarek Morad; M: Kyle Smith, Speedy Williams, Paolo DelPiccolo, Oscar Jimenez; F: George Davis IV, Luke Spencer, Brian Ownby

Projected XI BSFC: Bethlehem (4-2-3-1) – GK: Jake McGuire; D: Aaron Jones, Hugh Roberts, Auston Trusty, Matt Real; DM: James Chambers, Derrick Jones; AM: Santo Moar, Adam Najem, Cory Burke; F: Seku Conneh

What to Expect:

Well, amid all these awful distractions about who is playing where at basically every level of soccer in this country (except for the USMNT, we know where they won't be in 2018) there's some USL playoff soccer to be played.

Auston Trusty scores in U20 World Cup blowout of New Zealand

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Trusty made his U20 World Cup debut and added to New Zealand's woes with a goal off the bench

Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty isn't known for scoring goals or dabbing, but he did both after coming off the bench in a 6-0 round of 16 win in the U20 World Cup for the United States over New Zealand on Thursday morning.

Philadelphia Union Academy rewind: 2016 highlights

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A look back at an exciting calendar year for the Philadelphia Union Academy

While the end of the calendar year is in the middle of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, it's still a good time to look back on the highlights from the past 12 months in the Union's youth system.

Bethlehem Steel FC Established
The establishment of a USL team was arguably the most important youth development move the Philadelphia Union made in 2016.