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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.

Philadelphia Union Academy rewind: 2016 highlights

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A look back at an exciting calendar year for the Philadelphia Union Academy

While the end of the calendar year is in the middle of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, it's still a good time to look back on the highlights from the past 12 months in the Union's youth system.

Bethlehem Steel FC Established
The establishment of a USL team was arguably the most important youth development move the Philadelphia Union made in 2016.

La Salle alum named second-team all-USL

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Joe Farrell scored five goals and had an assist in his rookie season with Rochester Rhinos

Former La Salle defender/midfielder Joe Farrell was named to the USL all-league second team after a successful rookie season with Rochester Rhinos.

The Blue Bell, Pa. native who played for his dad Pat Farrell at La Salle from 2012-15, scored five goals and added an assist in 29 appearances for the Rhinos this season.

Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel FC doubleheader yields mixed results

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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.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 Harrisburg City Islanders

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A hybrid side of Steel professionals and Academy amateurs holds Harrisburg City Islanders full preseason squad in the wind in Wayne.

Bethlehem Steel FC announce home opener

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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.

2017 USL takes shape

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What's new for the newly Division 2 USL in 2017?

Union Academy Alumni Roundup

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Joe Farrell haunts Bethlehem Steel FC, Darius Madison goal lifts Kitsap over Seattle Sounders U23 and Brett Campbell scores another for Reading United.

Bethlehem Steel FC appeared to be heading toward a road win when former La Salle star Joe Farrell scored a 90th minute equalizer to give the defending USL champs a draw.

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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 [...]

Philadelphia Union and four area clubs in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup field

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Philadelphia Union, Harrisburg City Islanders, Reading United, Ocean City Nor'easters and Junior Lone Star FC will be in competition opening May 4

The Philadelphia Union and four other area clubs will be part of a modern era record 99 teams participating in the oldest soccer competition in the U.

Updated SEBA Projections through October 16

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Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for the Union.

Updated SEBA Projections through October 9

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The latest SEBA projections have the probability the Union will reach the playoffs at 96.3%.

Updated SEBA Projections through October 2

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Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for the Union following the loss at New York Red Bulls.

Updated SEBA Projections through September 25

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Chris Sherman has the latest SEBA projections for the Union.

Updated SEBA Projections through September 18

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Updated SEBA projections for the Union, Bethlehem Steel, and the City Islanders.

Updated SEBA Projections through September 11

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Welcome to the Statistical Extrapolation Bayesian Analyzer Projection System, which is, of course, a tortured gathering of wordsused to formthe SEBA Projection System. The system consists of a model projecting the probabilities of game results and then a barrage of simulations which account for the remaining luck.

Updated SEBA Projections through September 4

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Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for the Union, BEthlehem Steel, and City Islanders.

Updated SEBA Projections through August 28

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Updated SEBA projections for the Union, Bethlehem Steel, and the City Islanders.

Updated SEBA Projections through August 21

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Check out SEBA's predictions for the home stretch of the MLS season. Plus, expected points predictions for the Union's upcoming matches. Also, plenty of fascinating, updated predictions for USL and NWSL.

Updated SEBA Projections through August 14th

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Updated SEBA projections for Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem Steel, and Harrisburg City Islanders.

Updated SEBA Projections through August 7th

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Chris SHerman has updated SEBA projections for the Union, Bethlehem Steel, and the City Islanders.

SEBA Projections through July 31

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Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem Steel, and City Islanders.

SEBA Projections through July 24

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Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for the Union, Bethlehem Steel, and the City Islanders.

SEBA Projections through July 17

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Chris Sherman has the latest SEBA projections for Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem Steel, and the City Islanders.

SEBA Projections through July 10

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Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for the Union, Bethlehem Steel, City Islanders, and more.

SEBA Projections through July 4

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Chris Sherman has updated SEBA projections for Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem Steel, City Islanders, and more.

SEBA Projections through June 26

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Updated SEBA projections for the Union, Bethlehem Steel, and City Islanders following last weekend's games.

SEBA Projections through June 19

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Updated SEBA projections for the Union, Bethlehem Steel, and the City Islanders.

US Open Cup in pictures: Union 3-2 City Islanders

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow's look at the Union's US Open Cup win over the City Islanders.

Union overcome adversity to advance in U.S. Open Cup

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Photo by Derik Hamilton/USA Today Sports

CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union have faced every wild scenario possible during their deep forays in the U.S. Open Cup over recent years.

Wednesday night was no different for Jim Curtin's men as they conceded a pair of late goals before Roland Alberg rescued the victory with one of the final kicks of the match.

Alberg's stoppage time free kick fires Union in U.S. Open Cup fifth round

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union's quest to reach a third straight U.S. Open Cup final began with awild finish in front of the home crowd at Talen Energy Stadium.

Roland Alberg's free-kick strike in second half stoppage time handed the two-time runners' up a berth in the fifth round of the competition against the Harrisburg City Islanders.

USOC match report: Union 3-2 City Islanders

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A glorious Roland Alberg free kick allowed the Union to sneak by the Harrisburg City Islanders after giving up a two goal lead on Wednesday night in Chester.

GAME THREAD: U.S. Open Cup 4th Round - Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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Coming off two Finals appearances, the Union begin their 2016 U.S. Open Cup run tonight.

2016 USOC 4th Round
VS
Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
7:00 PM ET
Online Streaming: Philadelphia Union Live
TBG Game Preview
Starting XI
Fabian Herbers Forward Aaron Wheeler, Paul Wilson

Walter Restrepo, Roland Alberg, Ilsinho

Vincent Nogueira, Warren Creavalle

Midfield Matthew Bolduc, Danny DiPrima, Bobby Warshaw, Jose Barril
Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Ken Tribbett, Ray Gaddis Defense Shane McLaws, Shane Johnson, Liam Doyle, James Thomas
John McCarthy Goalkeeper Nick Noble
Matt Jones, Anderson, Keegan Rosenberry, Brian Carroll, Leo Fernandes, Tranquillo Barnetta, Sebastien Le Toux Bench
Numbers of Note
22 - Saves by John McCarthy for the Philadelphia Union in 2015
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SEBA Projections through June 12

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Because of the Copa America break, the focus of the MLS projections is on changes over time.

Union SEBA Projections through June 6

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Chris Sherman has the latest SEBA Projections for the Union, as well as Bethlehem Steel and Harrisburg City Islanders.

Union SEBA Projections through May 29

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Chris Sherman has the latest SEBA projections for the Union, Bethlehem Steel, and Harrisburg City Islanders.

The Rest

Old Guard Shield highlights tradition in USL

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The Supporters Group-founded cup looks to remind everyone how they got here

Last Friday morning, you might have noticed a pretty interesting story develop. Headed up by the Steel Army out in Pittsburgh, the Old Guard Shield is an upcoming regular season tournament (think Cascadia Cup) between the Rochester Rhinos, Richmond Kickers, Harrisburg City Islanders, Charleston Battery and (obviously) the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Harrisburg City Islanders Academy rejoining Super Y League for 2017 season

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Youth teams will play 10-game summer schedule

The Harrisburg City Islanders will once again have boys and girls youth teams competing in the summer Super Y League in 2017.

The City Islanders will join cross-state USL rivals Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the league. They plan to play home matches at Central Dauphin East High School in Harrisburg.

Match report: Bethlehem 0-1 Harrisburg

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A late goal by Harrisburg was enough to down Bethlehem in a match between current and former Philadelphia Union affiliates.

US Open Cup match an opportunity for Bethlehem Steel FC standouts

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Bethlehem Steel FC isn't able to compete in the competition, but that doesn't mean some of their players can't.

Earlier this year when U.S. Soccer announced that MLS-owned teams in the USL would no longer be eligible to compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, it was a big blow to the Bethlehem Steel FC fanbase.