Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender one of 23 players on U.S. roster
Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender Mark McKenzie will be traveling to Slovakia later this month with the United States U18 team for the Slovakia Cup.
The Bear, Delaware native who is committed to play at Wake Forest University this fall, has made two starts this season for Bethlehem Steel FC and has a goal in nine appearances this season for the Union U18 team.
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.
Bethlehem Steel fought back after City Islanders charged furiously out of the gate. But after pulling even, Bethlehem fell at the death. Former Union men Aaron Wheeler and Pedro Ribiero contributed to the City Islanders' win.
The Rhinos did not excite many with a scoreless draw at Toronto last weekend and prepare for a defensive showdown with Charleston Battery on Saturday
This past Friday, the Rochester Rhinos traveled north to face Toronto FC II and the team brought a point back over the border with them. In their second game of the 2017 USL season, the Rhinos failed to generate the same attacking fervor they did against Bethlehem Steel FC that sparked excitement in the fanbase.
After 26 combined matches, a member of the Philadelphia Union organization has earned a win. Bethlehem Steel FC took three points from Cincinatti. With the result, one player stood out to earn PSP's player of the week.
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.
Bethlehem Steel FC finally had a game go their way. Sure, FC Cincinnati was unlucky with a non-contact injury ending Justin Hoyte's night after 15 minutes and a red card shown to Paul Nicholson. That being said, seeing Steel FC finally play out a win with some professional possession and burying two chances for the first time since JULY 14th was a pleasure.
Tonny Temple played for the Union U14 team from 2013-15
United States U17 forward Tonny Temple trained with Bethlehem Steel FC while he was back in the area over the weekend.
The Millville, Pa., native, who is part of the final class at the U17 U.S. Soccer Residency Program in Florida, came off the bench in the second half of a scrimmage for Steel FC against the first team on Saturday.
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.