Bethlehem Steel FC

Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Union sign two YSC Academy grads, 2018 MLS Superdraft, goodbye Ronaldinho

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Union announce two homegrown deals for YSC Academy graduates, 2018 MLS Superdraft is today, Steel FC newest midfielder Omar Holness expresses excitement ahead of 2018 season, plus a couple links honoring the great Ronaldinho.

News roundup: 2018 MLS Schedule revealed, National TV schedule, USWNT star Tobin Heath injured

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Philadelphia Union 2018 MLS schedule released. National TV game times also revealed. Atlanta United FC on verge of another massive signing. Tobin Heath undergoes minor ankle surgery.

12 players with ties to the Union called into U.S. youth summit camp in Florida

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Mark McKenzie, Anthony Fontana, Matthew Real, Justin McMaster and eight current academy players received invites

A dozen players with ties to the Philadelphia Union are among the 153 players heading to Florida next week for a United States youth international camp for players across the U16 through U20 teams.

News roundup: Seattle to face Toronto in final

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MLS Cup finals are set, U17s lose, and more in today's roundup.

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.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Breaking News: Steel sign midfielder

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Bethlehem Steel FC have signed the 2016 5th pick in the Super Draft, central midfielder Omar Holness who is 5 months into recovering from ACL surgery.

The Steel should lock in Burke

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Brendan Burke has grown since the beginning of the Bethlehem Steel project, and his departure would be a significant loss.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1-1 St. Louis FC

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Bethlehem ended the regular season with frustrating home draw, with Matt Real scoring his first goal as a professional.

Steel clinch playoff spot

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Bethlehem Steel FC qualify for the USL playoffs for the first time in their modern history since the Tampa Bay Rowdies eliminated Orlando City B 2-0 Thursday evening. They could finish 8th, 7th or 6th, and will have an away playoff game the weekend of October 20-22.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 0-1 Rochester Rhinos

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Bethlehem Steel FC fall 1-0 to Rochester Rhinos

The Steel and the playoffs – it’s gonna be close

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PSP looks at the Steel's playoff chances, both the old-fashioned eyeball instinctual way and using Chris Sherman's statistics. the techniques both old and new say it will be extremely close against Red Bulls 2 for the final slot and the right to go to Louisville on Friday October 20th.

Match report: Bethlehem 3-2 Pittsburgh

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Bethlehem Steel FC returned to the playoff picture with a big win over Pittsburgh, thanks to big days from Santi Moar, Adam Najem, and Cory Burke.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 2-2 Louisville City

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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2-2 Louisville City

Irma challenges the Steel

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Mother Nature is not helping Bethlehem make the playoffs. Their home Tampa match is postponed to the end of the month, creating a back-to-back home-and-homes within a four-day span.

Steel playoff chances revisited

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At the three-quarter mark of the season, Bethlehem Steel FC are still in the playoff picture but are in a dogfight with four other sides for one of the bottom three qualifying slots. Here's our opinion of their chances.

Match Report : Bethlehem Steel FC 2 – 3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

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Bethlehem Steel FC fail to get a result against in-state-foe Pittsburgh Riverhounds and lose 3-2 on the road in a high-scoring affair.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 0-1 Charlotte Independence

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Bethlehem Steel FC fall 1-0 to Charlotte Independence

Bethlehem Steel’s academy pipeline resets

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As last year's academy graduates leave to pursue college, the beginning of the new school year provides and opportunity to meet new young players. Brendan Burke sets out evaluative criteria and introduces us to some of them.

Dare we think Steel and playoffs?

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A club record unbeaten streak, a 6-point season sweep of last year's champions, lying fifth in the table, and achieving these while missing a major defender and two mainstay attackers provokes thoughts of eastern Pennsylvania sports fans favorite "P" word, "Playoffs."

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – Richmond Kickers 1

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After a 92-minute rain delay, Bethlehem Steel FC and Richmond Kickers played to a 1-1 draw Saturday evening at Goodman Stadium.

Bethlehem, Reading and West Chester play for charity

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Match results were less significant than the act of playing during Tuesday's benefit doubleheader in West Chester, providing support to the Connecticut town that lost so many small children in a 2012 school shooting.

New York Red Bulls

Steel FC Sign Brandon Allen

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Former All-League, Rookie of the Year returns to USL

After the departure of Seku Conneh to the K-League and the first team signing Cory Burke to a contract, Bethlehem Steel FC had a bit of a hole at striker to fill.

Enter Brandon Allen, who you might remember as the former USL all-league and 2016 rookie of the year selection.

Match preview: Bethlehem Steel FC host New York Red Bulls II

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Bethlehem look to take another season series off a big rival this Sunday

Match: Bethlehem Steel FC vs New York Red Bulls II

Date: Sunday, July 9th

Time: 5:00pm Eastern, 4:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Pacific, 9:00 pm UTC

Venue: Murray H Goodman Stadium, Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.

USL Match report

Match report: Louisville City FC 4-0 Bethlehem Steel FC

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Louisville controlled the match against a Bethlehem side that couldn't overcome the absence of Santi Moar and the presence of some very one-sided officiating.

Match Report Bethlehem 2-2 Tampa Bay

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Bethlehem Steel score two equalizers to take a point from the 4th place Tampa Bay Rowdies, only the second point they have taken from an eastern conference top four side all season. But both have occurred in the last 12 days.

Match report: Bethlehem 1 – 3 Louisville

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While the Steel lost to Louisville, they were not outclassed by the elite side from Kentucky.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2 – 1 Ottawa Fury

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Bethlehem Steel FC took points from the Ottawa Fury at home, and they did so with minimal loans from the Union.

Match report: Richmond 3 – 2 Bethlehem

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Richmond Kickers ended Bethlehem Steel's undefeated streak while stopping their own string without a win 3-2 at City Stadium in Virginia's capital.

Local Spotlight

Local Spotlight: More than just a soccer match on Sunday in Bethlehem

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Bethlehem Steel FC have partnered with Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley for a Gold Match this Sunday against in-state foe Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Steel FC players will play in honor of PCFLV children and families.

Local Spotlight: Yosef Samuel

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Yosef Samuel's journey from Ethiopia to the USA has proven to be successful. Samuel has been finding his stride of late with 14 straight appearances in the 18-man matchday roster for a very hot Bethlehem Steel FC team who begin the second half of their season Saturday.

Auston Trusty

The kids aren’t alright

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The Union plan to build through their academy. But there's no proof the current staff can manage young players once they're ready for first-team minutes. Peter Andrews on the regression of the Union's youngsters this season.

Bethlehem Steel and the USL to MLS pipeline

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Bethlehem Steel FC has already developed an MLS quality player, with two more potentially on the way. But what should fans really make of the Union's USL setup?

Charlotte Independence

Bethlehem Steel FC take on Charlotte in midweek clash

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USL game of the week time!

Match: Charlotte Independence vs Bethlehem Steel FC

Date: Wednesday, August 16th

Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Central, 4:00 p.m. Pacific, 11:00 p.m. UTC

Venue: Sportsplex at Matthews (yes, really)

Refs: REF: Ismir Pekvic AR1: Howard Ash AR2: Olivia Urig 4TH: Eric Barnes

Stream: Due to Game of the Week status, ESPN 3 and the WatchESPN app live is it.

Match preview: Steel hosts Jacks

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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.

The Rest

Steel FC sign Jamaican International Omar Holness

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The midfielder joins from Real Salt Lake

Well, the rumor was a younger guy with a huge pedigree and a lot of experience for his age would be heading to Bethlehem Steel FC.

The 23-year-old Jamaican international Omar Holness fits that bill perfectly.

Starting in college at the University of North Carolina, Holness notched five goals and 11 assists in 59 matches while helping to lead the Tar Heels to three NCAA tournament appearances.

Brotherly Game Daily links 10/14/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Bethlehem Steel FC Secures First USL Playoff Berth
With the help of a conference foe, Bethlehem Steel FC has earned a spot in the USL Playoffs for the first time in the club's modern history.

MLS News

MLS playoffs: Schedule, dates & teams in the race for the MLS Cup
Goal has your complete guide to the upcoming playoffs as Major League Soccer prepares for its most exciting time of year.

Bethlehem Steel FC could make history in Rochester

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It's as easy as win and in

What a year it has been. In a season of twists and turns, hot and cold runs, and a few surprising season series wins, Bethlehem Steel FC are three points away from the USL playoffs. They just have to get past a pretty cohesive Rochester side.

After a solid and really entertaining throttling of a struggling Toronto FC II side, Bethlehem just need another similar performance against Rochester, who are also practically a lock for the playoffs this year.

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.

A closer look at Tuesday’s Sandy Hook soccer benefit in West Chester

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The beautiful game will be used In West Chester Tuesday night to raise awareness and provide assistance in on-going response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy of 2012. PSP describes and explains.