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USL Final Preview: Louisville City takes on Swope Park Rangers

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The hopes of lifting the USL Cup for both Louisville City FC and the Swope Park Rangers come down to tonight as the two square off in Kentucky.

Both teams are looking for their first ever USL Cup, as Louisville City are making their first appearance in the final. The top team in the 2017 Eastern Conference standings, is facing off against the fourth-place finishers in the West.

In Pictures: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 St. Louis FC

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Rob Simmons was on the scene as Bethlehem Steel FC drew against St. Louis.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 2-2 Louisville City

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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2-2 Louisville City

USL Week 19 Rewind: Reno rolls past Swope Park Rangers, Battery stumble, and more

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The Charleston Battery once again stumbled and all of the Eastern Conference challengers capitalized on the opportunity.

The Charlotte Independence, Louisville City FC, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, and the Rochester Rhinos all made up ground on the waning Eastern leaders with big wins. The Eastern Conference's top six teams are now separated by just seven points heading into the final third of the season.

USL Week 18 Rewind: Kickers upset Steel, OCSC move closer to playoffs, and more

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The USL's longest unbeaten run came to a sudden end this weekend at the hands of an unlikely foe, as the Richmond Kickers upset the Bethlehem Steel.

The Kickers had been struggling to earn points and were on a 13-game winless streak and gave Bethlehem their first loss since May 25th. Elsewhere in USL action,

Let's take a look at the rest of this weekend's action.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1

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Playing for the first time in 2017 without any players loaned from the Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem maintained its undefeated streak by drawing the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1-1. The team's "character players" rose to the challenge.

Matthew Real

Homegrown Watch: Matthew Real has strong case for first team contract

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The 18-year-old Drexel Hill native could be the next to travel the Union development pathway to the first team

When defender Matthew Real signed a USL contract with Bethlehem Steel FC in January, it signaled two things: one that Wake Forest was no longer an option and two that he would be available for the long haul of the season.

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."

Philadelphia Union

PSP roundtable: The state of the Union

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We asked PSP's writers the big questions about the state of the Union. Here's what they had to say.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through October 22

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MLS playoffs begin. Bethlehem out of USL playoffs. Philadelphia exits with a statistically complete performance.

News roundup: Union break records (good & bad), MLS playoff field set, more

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The Union's record-setting day, final numbers on the Union's season, MLS playoff field set, tons of news from Atlanta-Toronto, more news.

Bethlehem Steel won’t leave the Lehigh Valley, but they should still move

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As Columbus Crew SC is ripped away from it's fanbase, a Lehigh Valley native ponders how moving a team could be a good thing.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/19/17

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Alberg wants to stay, Hamid wants to leave, and Donovan to run US Soccer?

Philadelphia Union News

Roland Alberg says he'd like to remain with Philadelphia Union
What do you, the fans think?

Philadelphia Union issues vague statement about Bethlehem Steel's future
Statement says the club is "committed to our goal of a long-term future in the Lehigh Valley" but not whether the team will play next season.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through October 15

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Portland wins the NWSL. Bethlehem makes the playoffs but with the hardest first round match-up. Philadelphia slides a bit in power rankings for what that means.

PSP’s chat with Bobby Warshaw, American soccer’s most unique new voice

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Harrisburg-area native Bobby Warshaw is perhaps the most unique voice in American soccer, and he talked recently with PSP's Dan Walsh about his life after soccer, life behind the scenes for pro soccer players, new book, frustrations with Philadelphia Union, and recent time spent in a Syrian refugee camp overseas.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through October 1

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Philadelphia is officially out. Bethlehem has nearly in the playoffs though. NWSL on to the finals.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through October 1

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Philadelphia playoff odds climb past a whole percentage point thanks to NYRB stumbles. Bethlehem stumbles put them in jeopardy of making USL playoffs. NWSL playoffs about to begin.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through September 24

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Philadelphia holds steady in playoff odds. Bethlehem moves closer to their playoffs. NWSL playoff teams are set with one week to go.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through September 17

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Philadelphia survives mathematically with a statistically lucky draw. Bethlehem inches closer to the USL playoffs. Final USOC forecast for tonights match.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through September 10

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Philadelphia's odds at playoffs remains above zero but barely

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through September 3

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Bethlehem Steel odds increase a bit. New York City FC effectively clinch playoff spot to join Toronto in SEBA 100 percent club.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through August 27

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Philadelphia playoffs chances edge closer to zero, Bethlehem playoff chances closer to 50/50 now, but hey, we added some historical Union plus/minus player analysis.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through August 20

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Philadelphia's last-minute loss of two points continues to decline the Union's weak playoff odds. Tonight's @ Toronto match doesn't provide great odds.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through August 13

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Philadelphia playoffs chances plummet. New Union player +/- analysis is available though!

News roundup: Crippling loss, untrust the process, Cinci Open Cup semi, more

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The implications of the Union's loss to Montreal set in, Bethlehem looks for a USL playoff berth, and FC Cincinnati host NYRB tonight in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through August 6

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The Union improve slightly in this week's SEBA updates.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through July 30

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Philadelphia's playoff chances actually increase a bit, but nowhere near as far as they need to. Bethlehem shows its belly and joins the fray of teams fighting for playoff slots.

Updated MLS, USL, NWSL, and Gold Cup SEBA projections through July 23

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Philadelphia's chances at the playoffs take a steep dive. The USMNT has a very winnable Gold Cup final, even against Andre Blake.

Updated MLS, USL, NWSL, and Gold Cup SEBA projections through July 16

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The USA moves on to the quarter-finals, and the U.S. Open Cup makes progress.

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.

Updated MLS, USL, NWSL, and Gold Cup SEBA projections through July 9

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Philadelphia keeps pace with expectations, but still needs to over-perform to make a serious push at playoffs. Gold Cup projections are thrown in as a bonus for those interested.

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Steel outlast Junior Reds in Bethlehem

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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

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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.

The Rest

News roundup: Maher on the move, Jersey girl to SKC, and Jürgen’s new job

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Also- Jermaine Jones in your ears, Pogba playing Uno, and American Outlaw optimism.

Breaking News: Moar finalist for USL Rookie of the Year

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The Bethlehem Steel's Santi Moar is one of three finalists for the 2017 USL Rookie of the Year Award.

Steel playoff update

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With a win Bethlehem will finish 6th and play at the Tampa Bay Rowdies. With either draw or a loss, they will finish 8th and play Louisville in Louisville Friday night.

News roundup: Steel playoff hopes, NWSL final set, make or break in T&T, more

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Bethlehem Steel can clinch a playoff berth tonight in Rochester and the Yanks head to wet Trinidad & Tobago with the World Cup on the line.

In Pictures: Bethlehem Steel 3-2 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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New PSP photographer Rob Simmons shares photos from Bethlehem Steel's huge 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.