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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 [...]

Bethlehem Steel FC signs Hugh Roberts

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Bethlehem gives everyone a Christmas gift by signing a very promising center back

Bethlehem Steel FC have announced the signing of Hugh Roberts for the 2017 season. Joining from Richmond Kickers in the USL, the All-League First Team center back put together 30 games with 2700 minutes and will definitely aid an otherwise troubled center back position for Bethlehem Steel FC.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Yosef Samuel signs pro contract with Bethlehem Steel FC

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The Philadelphia Union Academy grad made his debut for Steel FC on Sunday

Philadelphia Union Academy grad Yosef Samuel made his Bethlehem Steel FC debut on Sunday afternoon as the club's latest signing.

Samuel, 19, subbed into the match in the 62nd minute against Orlando City B. Steel FC lost 2-0.

NYRB II roster a future model for Bethlehem Steel FC

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The Baby Bulls' game day roster against Steel FC on Sunday showed what a team full of current and former Academy players looks like.

When NYRB II sent out its starting XI for Sunday afternoon's game with Bethlehem Steel FC at Lehigh University, there was a common thread connecting more than half of their players.

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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.

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?

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.

Auston Trusty: Trailblazer

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

Bethlehem Steel announce 2017 schedule

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The Steel will face Harrisburg City Islanders and Pittsburgh Riverhounds, as well as FC Cincinnati and Toronto FC II, three times in 2017.

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.

The next wave of potential Union Academy breakthroughs

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Auston Trusty and Derrick Jones blazed the trail. Now PSP's Tim Jones takes a look at the wave of Philadelphia Union youth prospects bubbling up through the academy to Bethlehem Steel.

Bethlehem’s problems and solutions may lie on the practice field

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It's rare for Bethlehem Steel's entire starting lineup to practice together before a game. It happened last week, and the results were impressive. PSP's Tim Jones wonders whether this will be a lesson learned and implemented for next season.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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James Chambers scored a beauty of a goal, but it wasn't enough as Bethlehem was mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Match report: Charleston Battery 2-1 Bethlehem Steel

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Maurice Edu went the full 90 for Bethlehem, but it wasn't enough as Bethlehem's winless streak extended to 10 on Saturday.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 0-2 NYRB2

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Maurice Edu started for Bethlehem Steel, but the Union's USL affiliate still lost to extend their winless streak to nine.

Match report: FC Montreal 3-2 Bethlehem Steel

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Bethlehem surrendered two goals in the final 15 minutes to drop a key road game to last place Montreal.

Match Report: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-1 Bethlehem Steel

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Two players who grew up near Bethlehem and Philadelphia led a Pittsburgh team that downed Bethlehem on Saturday night.

Bethlehem Steel’s roster is too small and too flawed

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Bethlehem Steel FC have played multiple games without a full substitutes bench, going without a backup goalkeeper or backup center back.. What gives? PSP's Tim Jones explains the situation.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 2-2 Charlotte Independence

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Bethlehem salvaged a point at home on a late Ryan Richter penalty but, aside from Richter's typically stellar play, were thoroughly outplayed by a clinical Charlotte squad.

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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.

We want you! Help wanted at PSP

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PSP is looking for volunteers to write about Philadelphia Union, MLS and Bethlehem Steel FC, among other things, as well as editors and copy editors to help run the site.

Strength of schedule and other Union bits, SoB election update, league news, more

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Union news and more.

Union quiet so far, Re-Entry Draft approaches

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Once again, Philadelphia Union have had a quiet start to their off-season. PSP's Dan Walsh takes a look at this and the impact of late signings in previous years. Then, a look at several players who could draw interest in Thursday's MLS Re-Entry Draft, stage 2.

The maddening Roland Alberg and the midfield domino effect

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When everyone's available, the Union can beat anyone. But when they're not, the midfield is a mess. PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out.

“It is just one game,” quick turnaround for Union, Steel lose it late, Neymar leads Brazil to gold

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Union wilt at home, Steel give up two late goals, Neymar's free kick and penalty lead Brazil, and Robbie Rogers posts about homophobic abuse in USL match.

Why did Bethlehem and Philadelphia loan a top player for nothing?

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Bethlehem Steel's playoff chances may have ended once they loaned former USL all-star center back Mickey Daly to the Carolina RailHawks, seemingly for nothing. So why were Bethlehem and parent club Philadelphia Union so charitable? Tim Jones has a theory.

Commentary

Bethlehem Steel FC’s identity crisis

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PSP's Dylan Gerstley recaps the overarching themes of Bethlehem Steel's inaugural season and sees a team with a bit of an identity crisis.

The player development path and latest notes on Cap’n Mo

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Tim Jones on how the Union's development path differs from NYRB's and observations on Maurice Edu's 90-minute performance with Bethlehem against Charleston Battery.

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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.

Eric Ayuk called up to Cameroon U20s

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The Cameroonian winger will head to Zambia to play in the Africa U20 Cup of Nations

Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC winger Eric Ayuk got an early birthday present, getting another call up to the Cameroon U20s side. The Cameroon U20s will face off against the Sudan U20s on Thursday, March 2 in the opening round of the 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Zambia.

Cory Burke gets another opportunity to shine with Jamaica

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The Bethlehem Steel FC Striker will figure into the Reggae Boyz fixtures against the United States and Honduras

Cory Burke has been on a tear this off-season. For the third consecutive time this year, the stand out forward will represent his country along with Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake for their upcoming matches against the United States on February 3rd and Honduras on February 16th.

Bethlehem Steel and Samir Badr part ways

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Badr's departure leaves Bethlehem with one rostered goalkeeper.

Footy on the Telly, Sept. 2-8

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and satellite radio: Union, USA, Bethlehem Steel, City Islanders, and more.

Match Report: Louisville 1-0 Bethlehem

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Bethlehem falls on the road to Louisville and are now winless in the last seven games.