Bethlehem Steel FC
The scorelines weren't encouraging, but the nature of the day and the opponents looked to really benefit the club
Bethlehem Steel FC played a doubleheader at blustery YSC yesterday, with the first game against USL rival Harrisburg City Islanders and the second against a travelling Notre Dame team.
What's new for the newly Division 2 USL in 2017?
A hybrid side of Steel professionals and Academy amateurs holds Harrisburg City Islanders full preseason squad in the wind in Wayne.
Steel blanked Temple on the back of an Adam Najem goal. Fellow Union players Brian Carroll, Giliano Wijnaldum and Marcus Epps also featured.
Bethlehem Steel FC create competition and depth at left back by signing University of Kentucky trialist Charlie Reymann from Worthington, OH
A glance at the potential of Bethlehem Steel midfielder Josh Heard
Bethlehem dominated the NPSL side from Philly in a scrimmage that was as much for conditioning as it was for the soccer.
Bethlehem's lone returning veteran, James Chambers, will play a central role on a young squad in 2017.
The Steel will face Harrisburg City Islanders and Pittsburgh Riverhounds, as well as FC Cincinnati and Toronto FC II, three times in 2017.
Former University of Tulsa keeper was drafted by the Houston Dynamo in January
The Philadelphia Union signed a third goalkeeper on Friday, inking a deal with former University of Tulsa standout Jake McGuire.
McGuire was drafted in the second round, 30th overall, by the Houston Dynamo in January's MLS SuperDraft but was released by the club to trial with the Union earlier this month.
The Union come away with a point from the Pacific Northwest
The Philadelphia Union opened up the 2017 season with a 0-0 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Fans got a good look at many of the Union's offseason additions with Jay Simpson, Oguchi Onyewu, Haris Medunjanin, and Derrick Jones making the starting XI, with Fafa Picault being substituted into the game in the 71st minute for Chris Pontius.
Former Temple and Red Bulls Academy defender latest to sign with Philadelphia Union organization
Former Temple University defender Matt Mahoney won't be going far to continue his soccer career.
The Buffalo, New York native who spent time in the New York Red Bulls Academy signed with Philadelphia Union USL affiliate Bethlehem Steel FC on Friday.
A late goal leads to a Union draw, Bethlehem crushes Junior Lone Star, all-MLS CCL draw, and a bevy of preseason action.
Full Union preseason roster with jersey numbers, Bethlehem announces three preseason games, Ayuk called up to Cameroon U-20s, Nanco offered Bethlehem contract, and more.
PSP continues our series of profiles looking at key contributors for Bethlehem Steel FC. Up this week is Jamaican international Cory Burke.
Auston Trusty broke new ground in 2016, and he can do so much more going forward.
Union announce three preseason games, select three in final rounds of draft. Union Academy product Matthew Real signs with Bethlehem. League news. More.
The former Bethlehem Steel FC full back will play his soccer on the other side of PA in 2017
Taylor Washington, who was released from his contract at the end of the MLS season, has been signed by the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Taken 23rd overall by the Philadelphia Union in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, the George Mason graduate featured primarily for Bethlehem Steel FC, making his only Union appearance against Crystal Palace in the summer.
Union bits. Union Academy's McGann scores in US U-17s big win over Portugal. Toronto-Seattle MLS Cup final. Chapecoense plane reportedly ran out of fuel. More.
Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for the Union.
The latest SEBA projections have the probability the Union will reach the playoffs at 96.3%.
Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for the Union following the loss at New York Red Bulls.
PSP's Tim Jones provides a brief look at some of the changes coming to Bethlehem Steel and USL this season.
PSP's series of Bethlehem Steel player profiles actually starts with the coach.
We also learned they play Harrisburg two weeks later
The USL released the home openers yesterday for every team in the league ahead of a schedule release which should be sometime next week. That being said, we know who Bethlehem Steel FC will face when they open Goodman Stadium for their second season.
Tim Jones on new Bethlehem Steel signing, and Union Academy product, Matt Real.
Union Academy defender previously committed to Wake Forest
Philadelphia Union Academy defender Matthew Real has signed a professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC.
The 17-year-old left back from Drexel Hill, Pa. previously committed to attend Wake Forest University this fall and is highly regarded by TopDrawerSoccer.
US youth international becomes third Union Academy product to sign with Bethlehem Steel.
Steel sign 2016 USL All-League First Team defender and Defender of the Year finalist.
Bethlehem secure the Irish midfielder "to a multi-year contract."
The Jamaican international joins Bethlehem on a permanent basis after being with the team on loan from Rivoli United in the 2016 season.
USL reducing the number of substitutes from five to three
Regular reminders about the five-substitute rule on Bethlehem Steel FC match days will no longer be necessary.
USL is reducing the number of substitutes to three for the 2017 season, according to an announcement made by the league office Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday should be a fun one at YSC
Bethlehem Steel FC have announced a few changes in their preseason schedule due to potential weather coming in this week. Instead of a Wednesday game away against Harrisburg at Millersville University, HCI has agreed to come down to YSC Sports in Wayne to play at 11 AM on Thursday the 16th instead.
Santi Moar led Bethlehem to victory in another warmup for the Union's USL affiliate.
Reading opens its 2017 campaign at home against Lehigh Valley United on May 13
Reading United Athletic Club kicks off its 22nd season in the Premier Development League at home on May 13 against local rivals Lehigh Valley United.
The Philadelphia Union's PDL affiliate will play a 14-match schedule, which was released on Friday by the league.
Philadelphia's tradition of Christmas Day soccer games continued a hundred years ago in 1916 with games within the city and beyond.
In case you thought this wasn't going to be a busy offseason
Bethlehem Steel FC have made a move for the future, parting ways with four players ahead of the 2017 season.
Nick Bibbs, Jamie Luchini, Gabe Gissie and Fred have all been released shortly after the end of the inaugural season for Bethlehem.