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Philadelphia Union

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 21

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Philadelphia moves up to 7th in SEBA's power rankings. NYCFC takes the top spot overall. USOC second round is complete with the fourth round draw decided.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 14

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Philadelphia jumps up to 10th in Power Rankings. Toronto takes 1st. U.S. Open Cup 1st round is finished and the 3rd round draw is complete.

The Union Academy’s future

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The academic portion of the Philadelphia Union's Academy is of necessity undergoing a transition, as it explores a cutting edge in educational technique while still displaying mainstream, rock-solid, independent school values. PSP's Tim Jones, a retired teacher, explains.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 7

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Philadelphia climbs out of last in the power rankings and moves in the right direction towards improving playoff odds.

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

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 30. Orlando takes over 1st place in power rankings. Philly needs to bank a win before it can move out of the cellar.

News roundup: The Streak, Perrella departs Steel FC, xG’s, MLS roundups, more

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The Streak picks up steam and headlines, Ayuk makes his debut, and a whole bunch of takes on all the weekend action.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 23

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 23

News roundup: Hot messes, hot ‘Lando, takeaways, power rankings, more

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More moribund post-game analyses, league lessons and takeaways, Yallop takes off like a Phoenix, and the US goalkeeper pool shows its age.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

Players of the week: Union U17s

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The Union lost in Chester. The Steel lost in Harrisburg. In Frisco, a group of teenagers brought joy to the field, finishing fourth in the Generation Adidas Cup. The Philadelphia Union U17s are PSP's players of the week.

News roundup: Money talks, Najem debut, no thanks Terry, pro Pugh, more

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The Union can't afford to be bad, Najem makes a dream come true, and wunderkind Mallory Pugh is turning pro.

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.

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 9

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Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 9

USL team provides Philadelphia Union flexibility on international player slots

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The Eric Ayuk loan means the Union have an available international slot to work with thanks to USL loans

Eric Ayuk's loan to the Swedish first division, which was finalized earlier this week, was mostly about getting the 20-year-old midfielder playing time and experience in a top-flight league.

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 2

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Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 2

News roundup: Sapong super-sub, Marquez backup plan, Zlatan, CCL action, more

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More analysis from the Union's disappointing weekend adventures, what to do about centerback depth, Vancouver and Dallas head to Mexico to make some history, and what the Zlatan?

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through March 26

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through March 26

Rochester Rhinos add two more players with ties to the Philadelphia Union

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Former Union defender Raymond Lee and former Union youth Todd Pratzner sign with the USL club

Add two more players with ties to the Philadelphia Union to the list of players to sign with USL club Rochester Rhinos this year.

Former Philadelphia Union defender Raymond Lee and former Union youth Todd Pratzner were announced as new signings on Monday.

News roundup: Union fan survey, new Steel brass, Panama previews, more

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The positives and negatives of being a Union fan and every angle imaginable ahead of tonight's WCQ match versus Panama.

Philadelphia Union 3, Bethlehem Steel FC 1

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The scoreline is secondary to some really solid play between the two pro teams in the Union organization

It was a perfect day to soccer in Chester, as the Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC met for a scrimmage in front of a few dozen fans. While there were referees and score was kept, that was less important than the squads getting a tune up and the coaches getting a chance to evaluate the players.

2017 Season Preview: Bethlehem Steel FC

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After a rocky first year, the second should be much improved for Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel FC

Founded: 2016

Affiliation: Philadelphia Union

2016 Record (W-D-L): (6-10-14) Good for 11th in the East; did not qualify for playoffs

Key additions: Hugh Roberts, Matt Real, Chris Nanco

Key departures: Derrick Jones, Bolu Akinyode, Ryan Richter

Ideal XI: McGuire-Real,McKenzie,Roberts,Jones-Nanco(LM)-Chambers(CM)-Moar(CAM)-Najem(CM)-Epps(RM)

2016 in review: From a results standpoint, 2016 was about as pedestrian as it gets for Steel FC.

Steel profile: Anthony Fontana

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Is Newark Delaware's Anthony Fontana, a YSC Academy junior who practiced with the Philadelphia Union start-to-finish this preseason, their next home grown signing?

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through March 12

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* As I will be on vacation next week with limited access to my computer/programs, there will not be a new forecast next week. I will run it for over-time-graph purposes, but the next published forecast will be on the 29th. Below are the updated season forecasts using data [...]

Chris Nanco signing with Bethlehem Steel completes draft class

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Former Syracuse star inks a USL deal, becoming the fifth 2017 SuperDraft pick to sign with the organization

While the Philadelphia Union didn't have a first round pick in January's SuperDraft, Earnie Stewart and company still managed to put together a decent draft class while also acquiring one of the top college prospects via a trade with New York Red Bulls.

News roundup: Trash talk, USWNT in Chester, Dallas through in CCL, Steel down Nova, more

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Alejandro Bedoya reveals Union locker room dynamics and the USWNT score a victory in Chester.

Player to Watch: Derrick Jones

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Mental quick study Derrick Jones may become the first product of the Union Academy and wholly-owned affiliate Bethlehem Steel FC to start for the Union as a complementary player to Haris Medunjanin and Alejandro Bedoya.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Interchangeable parts, 2017

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Earnie Stewart's interchangeable parts idea may work better with soccer players than previously thought.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 0-1 Charleston Battery

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An early goal and a solid defensive effort saw Charleston Battery drop Bethlehem Steel on the road.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 0-2 Orlando City B

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Bethlehem Steel were beaten Sunday by a brace that included the Orlando shooter's first professional goal.

Should Bethlehem play in the second or third division?

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PSP explores the question of which division Bethlehem should play in once USL splits into two divisions.

Bethlehem Steel outlook for 2017

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Preseason is over for the Steel. It is time to fearlessly forecast their future. PSP's Tim Jones looks at Bethlehem's projected lineup, how they'll play, and how the Union loanees and Union Academy players fit in.

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.

FC Cincinnati

Match recap: Bethlehem Steel FC 1, FC Cincinnati 0

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Hugh Roberts scores as Steel take the season series against Cincy

"I wouldn't have marked those two off as wins, so yeah, we're happy with that." I know I should probably lead with some sort of phrase that I come up with, or maybe talk about a really nice team effort. That being said, Brendan Burke's above quote reflects just about everyone's feelings towards these games.

USL Look Ahead: Week 2

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After a very successful opening weekend for the new second division league, Week 2 seeks to deliver further entertainment for the USL.

Saturday opens the slate with several compelling matches to watch. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds and FC Cincinnati clash in a regional rivalry match after the former tied in a shootout in week one with the New York Red Bulls II, who themselves will face the Richmond Kickers.

Harrisburg City Islanders

Bethlehem Steel fall to Harrisburg City Islanders 2-3

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Chris Nanco and Santi Moar impress despite the defeat

Starting out slow plagued Bethlehem Steel FC, with Harrisburg City Islanders only needing the opening 20 or so minutes to take a 2-0 lead on Saturday night. Apparently the theme this year, at least early on, is having former Union players score goals.

Academy newcomer Jacob Shaffelburg makes debut in Bethlehem Steel FC friendly

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Berkshire School standout makes debut for Steel against Harrisburg City Islanders

A highly-ranked youth prospect from Canada has joined the Philadelphia Union Academy, making his debut for Bethlehem Steel in a friendly against Harrisburg City Islanders at YSC Sports on Thursday.

Jacob Shaffelburg checked into the game in the 70th minute for fellow countryman Chris Nanco.

The Rest

Match recap: Bethlehem Steel FC 1, Toronto FC II 0

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Bethlehem steal a win up north

Last year, this type of game was all too familiar for Bethlehem Steel FC. Too many games were decided by one nil results that went against Bethlehem, and really those results were the only thing that kept them from a playoff appearance. All that to say Bethlehem will be more than happy with another clean sheet and stealing a victory on the road.

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 [...]

Photos: Temple limits Bethlehem Steel to one goal in friendly loss

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Adam Najem's first-half goal was the only blemish on an otherwise impressive day for the Owls

Facing a professional team even in preseason is never an easy task for a college program, but it was one the Temple Owls passed with flying colors on Saturday at Power Training Complex.

With some help from the wind to slow the Steel attack, the Owls proved difficult to break down in the 1-0 loss.

Bethlehem Steel edges Villanova in preseason clash

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Three first half goals powered Steel to their second straight preseason win on Wednesday

Three first half goals were enough for Bethlehem Steel to win a preseason match against a heavily depleted Villanova University squad on Wednesday. But it wasn't always pretty.

Academy midfielder Josue Monge opened the scoring early for the visitors with a shot from outside the 18 just six minutes in and 10 minutes later Josh Heard set up a goal-bound Santi Moar shot that was cleared off the line right to Yosef Samuel for his second goal of preseason.