Bethlehem Steel

Steel down Penn FC in friendly

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Bethlehem outlast Penn FC 5-2 in a gorgeous preseason friendly

Bethlehem Steel played their first match up against USL opposition Wednesday afternoon, coming away with a victory to the tune of 5-2. Instead of posting a full recap like it's a regular season match (and not having the benefit of a livestream to help everyone out) here are some themes and talking points coming out of today's match.

Steel FC announce preseason dates

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

You, yes you can come out for some free preseason soccer!

Bethlehem Steel FC have announced five preseason matches spanning a wide variety of leagues that will be held at both YSC Sports near King of Prussia as well as the Power Training complex outside of Talen Energy Stadium in Chester. These are all open to the public and free of charge, so come out and get a look at Bethlehem's 2018 side!

Steel FC Announce Home Opener

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

We'll get our first in person look at Bethlehem on March 18

Bethlehem Steel, along with the rest of the USL have announced home openers for the 2018 season on Friday.

This year, the USL will start the 2018 season on the weekend of March 16-18. Steel FC start their home campaign at Goodman Stadium on Lehigh University's campus on Sunday, March 18th against the Richmond Kickers.

Steel outlast Junior Reds in Bethlehem

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Bethlehem keep proving themselves when it matters

The most complete game from Bethlehem Steel FC all year. Full stop. After a big win over Charleston and an even bigger draw against Charlotte, Brendan Burke didn't even mention Toronto FC II's standing in the Eastern Conference all week in preparation for a difficult match.

Richmond Kickers finally find the net in win over Bethlehem Steel

Black and Red United at related • 0 views

The Kickers' 3-2 win was their first victory since April

Good news out of Richmond over the weekend. The Kickers broke their 13 game winless streak during an epic 3-2 match, and D.C. United loanee Jalen Robinson played a big part in the victory over Bethlehem Steel FC.

Richmond was committed to the attack, throwing players forward early and often.

Yosef Samuel ready to compete at the next level with Bethlehem Steel FC

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Philadelphia Union Academy grad entering first full season with Bethlehem Steel FC

When Yosef Samuel signed his first professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC last September, he had only a 29-minute cameo in the last game of the season to introduce himself to the league.

Five months later, the 19-year-old is back with the club in preseason preparing for his first full year in Bethlehem.

USL-Bethlehem: The Union’s best move in years

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
The Union's decision to launch a USL club in Bethlehem may be the club's best move in years. PSP's Dan Walsh breaks it down, from the player development and logistics to economics and politics -- and the view that Bethlehem is just a cool town.

#TBT: Unleash Full Bag of Tricks (3/7/1925)

New England Soccer Today at related • 0 views

Photo: American Soccer League 1921-1931: The Golden Years of American Soccer

Welcome to this week's edition of "Throwback Thursday," where we take a trip back in time to spotlight some of the clubs that made their mark on the New England soccer landscape over the past century.

This week, weventure back toanAmericanSoccer League contest between the Providence Clamdiggers and mighty Bethlehem Steel back on Mar.

A matter of identity

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
Philadelphia Union's throwback jersey isn't merely an homage to Bethlehem Steel's soccer club. If you look a little deeper, it's far, far more. PSP explains.

Hugh Roberts

Steel announces roster moves

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

One day later, Bethlehem follow the Union's lead

These always suck. A day after learning about the (potential) futures of pretty much everyone on the first team, we get some good news and some bad news from the USL side. Let's start with the good.

Captain James Chambers, dynamic wingers Santi Moar and Chris Nanco, defenders and both guys named Matt (Mahoney and Real) as well as Jamaican international and Pittsburgh Riverhound terrorizer Cory Burke will all be returning for the 2018 season.

Steel Battle Louisville in First Playoff Appearance

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

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.

Bethlehem Steel FC

Match preview: Steel hosts Jacks

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Bethlehem take on Charlotte in what could be a first round playoff preview

Match: Bethlehem Steel FC vs Charlotte Independence

Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern, 4:00 p.m. Central, 2:00 p.m. Pacific, 9:00 p.

Found Him! Maurice Edu to Bethlehem

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

The former USMNT international is joining Bethlehem for a rehabilitation game

There we go. According to well, everyone, Maurice Edu is making a stop in Bethlehem before joining the Union after all. We sort of speculated about it here, but now we've found Maurice Edu. The 30 year old is coming off a stress fracture that has sidelined him since the end of last season, and ever since Union head coach Jim Curtin alluded to the idea, we've been waiting for this day.

Bethlehem Steel FC sign Daly, Gissie, & Akinyode

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
Bethlehem Steel sign experienced defender, young striker, and former NYRB II midfielder ahead of inaugural USL season.

Eric Ayuk

Recap: Bethlehem Steel FC Draw Orlando City B 2-2

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Steel FC draw Orlando to stay undefeated in four straight despite being down a man for over an hour.

Bethlehem played a strong first half, getting out to a 2-0 lead in 14 minutes Saturday night in Orlando. Offensively this is one of the better games they played. Eric Ayuk showed why he's so valuable to Steel FC by terrorizing defenders all night.

Reflections From Bethlehem Steel's 5-0 Victory Against Syracuse University

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Bethlehem played a great first half and clamped down on Syracuse to see out a 5-0 win

Bethlehem Steel played their first true preseason game against a formidable Syracuse University team early yesterday at the Union Training Center in Chester. True to form the USL team put on a great game winning 5-0 that included some great starts from captain and long term Sacramento Republic defender Ryan Richter, a deadly combination of pace and speed from the front three of Gisse-Diallo-Ayuk and Bolu Akinyode showed us real promise going forward.


"Glory To Torsten Frings"

the yorkies at related • 0 views
"Torsten played in Bethlehem Bremen"SkyDome is being hung with wreaths, Stan Bentley has put on his festive gentleman's loungewear, The Rumoumeter is frozen this week by TFC's lack of activity and Collin Samuel just ate all the stuffing. With the holidays upon us, we want to take the time to join together with you, our cherished readers, for a classic Christmas carol sing-a-long in the key of "Hark The Herald Angels Sing".

Little Donkey...more problems

Things and stuff at related • 0 views
Quite like this, a good way to bring the problems of the Holy Land into focus for us westerners.

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool walking from Nazareth to Bethlehem, retracing the journey made by Joseph and Mary, pregnant with Our Lord. He's keeping an online video diary and a blog as he does so :

BBC : The Road to Bethlehem

Will be following with interest.


Pre-Game Primer

U.S. MNT Blog at related • 2 views
Press notes available here. Here's the highlights:

• With two goals and one assist, Stuart Holden is tied on top of the scoring charts at the CONCACAF Gold Cup after group play with Panama's Blas Perez. Five other players have scored two goals.
• The U.S. has now been undefeated in group play at all 10 Gold Cups with a 23-0-2 record.

Second International in Philly

U.S. MNT Blog at related • 3 views
The U.S. will makes its second appearance for a full international in Philadelphia, and the first in more than 40 years, when they take the field Saturday against Panama. The U.S. Men haven't played a match in Pennsylvania since 1993 in Bethlehem, and the appearance in the City of Brotherly Love is the first since a friendly with England's Sheffield Wednesday at Veterans Stadium on Aug.

The Rest

Heartless: Steel Blasted by Independence

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Simply not acceptable by a team with playoff hopes

Bethlehem got outplayed, outworked, and out-coached in the Lehigh Valley Saturday night, with Charlotte running wild to the tune of a 4-0 win. Let's give credit where credit is due: Mike Jeffries is the probable coach of the year in the USL (definitely the East) and he has Enzo Martinez and Jorge Herrera who are two of the most clinical finishers in the league.

Harrisburg City Islanders vs. Bethlehem Steel FC preview: Brotherly Banter

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Evan and Chris chat Bethlehem and Harrisburg ahead of the I-76 Derby match this Sunday

Ahead of Bethlehem's match against Harrisburg (or the opposite of that depending on who you are), we thought it would be overkill to write two previews of the same match. Below is a transcript of a conversation that our two USL experts had, but before that, let's get your details sorted out.

Match Preview: Bethlehem Steel FC at Charleston Battery

Brotherly Game at related • 0 views

Somehow, BSFC is still in the hunt for that last playoff spot

Match: Bethlehem Steel FC at Charleston Battery

Date: Saturday, September 10th

Time: 7:30pm EST

Venue: MUSC Health Stadium (Charleston, South Carolina)

Referees: REF- Aleksandar Zhelyazkov AR1- Brian Marshall AR2- Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein 4TH- Jack Schultz


Steel FC all time record: 0-0-1

Yeah, thanks to Wilmington on Wednesday, Bethlehem can still edge in a spot to the playoffs.

Sean Johnson shows what the Union are missing

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
The Chicago goalkeeper's amazing stretch of saves stole points Sunday from the Union and demonstrated what Philadelphia is missing, PSP's Dan Walsh writes. Also, notes on the U.S. Open Cup, USL PRO in Bethlehem, and "so Union."

You Have a Kantian Moral Obligation to Donate $10. Right Now

FutFanatico at related • 0 views

So, a new sports website, featuring the likes of Bethlehem Shoals, Eric Freeman, and Fredorrarci, is nearing lift off. There's just one problem: NASA has privatized space travel, so these fine gentlemen need your kind contributions to get this ship off the ground. They have around two weeks left to raise about $10,000 a bit of a task, but they've already raised over $40,000.

The Second Comin by William Butler Yeats

Things and stuff at related • 0 views
Feeling all poetic today so here's one by William Butler Yeats :
The Second Coming :

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Liverpool Football Club Lights Up Alder Hey Childrens Hospital

Anfield Talk at related • 1 view

To anyone who reads this article and feels that it should not be on here as it is not really football related - please stop and think for a moment.

We have now reached the time of year when everyone should be in good spirits and ready for the two greatest events that take place every year.

Nazareth gets a new saviour and his name is John Gregory

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Ex-Villa boss follows in footsteps of Son of God John Gregory has been appointed as the new manager of Maccabi Ahl Nazareth. The Israeli outfit gave the former Derby County and Aston Villa boss the chance to return to coaching after a prolonged absence. No word yet on whether he has planned an away trip to Bethlehem [.