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.
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.
* 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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.