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News Roundup: preseason results, Sané to Orlando, and LinkedIn

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Plus a Union Academy hire, cold weather, and chaos in Portugal

News roundup: Union interested in Venezuelan, SheBelieves Cup roster, $12K fine for thrown gelato

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Also: Eagles player invited to Union match, Steel's Omar Holness gets a green card, cringe-worthy pre-season tackle, more.

News roundup: Bethlehem Steel friendlies, Stewart rejected Dutch, more

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Plus Union mid-week contest, Earnie's European offer, Jay Heaps to USL, and more!

Springtime in January

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Spring offers hope for what's to come. At an open practice in January, Spring came a little early.

News roundup: More on Accam, Bethlehem Steel grad to Atlanta, Pro/Reg in USL?

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Also: new Union jersey today, MLS' Miami team to be announced Monday, Leeds United's badge upsets Internet, and more.

Philadelphia Union sign Matt Real to homegrown deal

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The Academy grad and Bethlehem Steel full back gets his MLS contract

The Philadelphia Union have announced that former academy and Bethlehem Steel product Matt Real has been signed to a homegrown deal. Real becomes the seventh homegrown player in Union history.

The Drexel Hill, Pa. native spent last year with the Union's USL affiliate, Bethlehem Steel and really grew into the starting left back role on the team.

The Union biggest need isn't the players, it's the staff

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The Philadelphia Union are undermanned, and not just on the pitch.

It's been a quiet offseason for the Philadelphia Union so far. While other teams have made deals, signed free agents, and looked to bring in players from elsewhere, the Union have only announced player and coaching departures thus far.

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?

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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

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Steel FC Announce Home Opener

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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.

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."

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Coach of the Year: Brendan Burke

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Brendan Burke earns honors for steering Bethlehem Steel FC to their first ever playoff birth.

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.

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.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 2-2 Louisville City

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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2-2 Louisville City

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Omar Holness acquires green card

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The Jamaican born player will now no longer occupy an international roster spot

Omar Holness is Jamaican by birth but has spent the last six years in the U.S., playing college ball at UNC Chapel Hill and as a professional within Real Salt Lake's organization.

Just before Bethlehem Steel played FC Motown last Saturday, Holness received his green card, designating him as a permanent resident in the United States.

Steeling Info: Brandon Aubrey

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Who better to talk to about Brandon than someone who watched him a bunch last year?

Bethlehem Steel FC feel a bit different this year. They're coming off a very successful 2017 campaign that saw the club make the playoffs in USL play. They also had success in developing kids like Matt Real, Anthony Fontana, and, to a lesser extent, Cory Burke and Mark McKenzie, who have all been rewarded with first-team deals.

Union Academy goalkeeper called into United States U18 camp

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Kris Shakes returning to Florida for U.S. camp

After participating in the first ever United States Youth National Team Summit in Florida last month, Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Kris Shakes is returning to Florida for a camp with the U.S. U18 team.

The 16-year-old keeper has split time between the Union U19 and U17 teams this season while also training with Bethlehem Steel.

Steel FC announce preseason dates

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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!

Bethlehem Steel sign Olivier Mbaizo

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The Cameroonian defender was a teammate of Eric Ayuk at the Africa U20 Cup of Nations

Not to start off with a shameless self plug, especially during player signing things but here's that international player I alluded to on the USL Show.

Bethlehem Steel FC needed a right back that they wouldn't have to share with the Union and now they have their man.

Get to Know: Philly’s 2018 Draft Picks

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Welcome to Chester/Bethlehem, Mike, Aidan and Matt!

So, the MLS SuperDraft just ended! For those of you unfamilar or, if you want to try and get a head start on some potential Bethlehem Steel players for next year (speculation of course) here's your primer on the Union's third and fourth round picks.

News roundup: Sapong call-up, Gonzalez to El Tri, Steel striker, more

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C.J. Sapong joins January camp, the U.S. miss out on prized dual-national D-mid Jonathon Gonzalez, D-Jones was apparently in England this whole time, and much more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.