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Four Union Academy grads return to Reading United

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Will Campbell, Kevin Carvalho, Mo Conde and Zach Zandi to spend summer in Reading

Four Philadelphia Union Academy grads will return to Reading United for the 2017 Premier Development League season kicking off on May 13.

Defender Will Campbell (North Carolina), midfielders Kevin Carvalho (Northeastern), Zach Zandi (Villanova) and Mo Conde (University of Mobile) were announced as returnees by the club on Friday.

Union Academy alum Connor Maloney drafted by Columbus Crew

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Maloney was the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall

Philadelphia Union Academy alum Connor Maloney was drafted on Tuesday by the Columbus Crew SC with the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

Maloney, who will turn 22 in May, was on the Union team that won the 2012 Generation adidas Cup but did not qualify to sign a homegrown contract despite spending time at Reading United and training with the first team as recently as last summer.

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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.

Reading United A.C. defeats Lehigh Valley United Sonic 1-0 in PDL opener

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The Philadelphia Union's PDL affiliate remains undefeated thanks to a Khory Bennett goal.

David Musante - Brotherly Game Khori Bennett scores in the opening minute

Sunday afternoon saw a unique doubleheader in the Lehigh Valley, as two Philadelphia Union affiliates took to the pitch at Goodman Stadium at Lehigh University.

Reaction to draw with Galaxy, Reading United and West Chester United advance to USOC second round, more

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Reaction to Union's come-from-behind draw with LAG. Reading United and West Chester United advance to second round of US Open Cup. More news.

Reading United tops Atlanta in U.S. Open Cup opener

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The Philadelphia Union's PDL affiliate will face off against Chattanooga FC in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup.

David Musante Reading's Khori Bennett battles two defenders for the ball

The first game with a group of new players is always difficult. The 2016 edition of Reading United A.

Reading United A.C. kicks off the 2016 season with player meet and greet

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The Philadelphia Union's PDL affiliate starts their 21st season in the Lehigh Valley.

Reading, Pennsylvania has a long history of developing minor league talent into professional major league caliber players. The Reading Fightin Phils are in the middle of their 50th season with the Philadelphia Phillies, and more recently the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League joined forces with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Steelmen add 5 to technical staff

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BSFC technical staff takes shape.

Reading United’s 2016 schedule released

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Reading's home opener is on May 28 against New York Red Bulls U-23s.

The return of Brendan Burke

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Why is the naming of Brendan Burke as head coach of Bethlehem Steel such a positive for the Philadelphia Union organization? Sean Doyle explains.

Brendan Burke named head coach of Bethlehem Steel FC

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Former Reading United head coach, and Union assistant coach, named head coach of Union USL side Bethlehem Steel FC.

Philly and the US Open Cup Final

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As the Union prepare to host their second US Open Cup final, a look at Philadelphia-area teams in the final throughout the history of the country's oldest national soccer tournament, which has had local winners ten times since 1914.

Union bits and more

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No news is good news, right?

John McCarthy: He’s one of us

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Sean Doyle on new Union starting goalkeeper John McCarthy.

Union sign goalkeeper John McCarthy

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Union solidify goalkeeping depth with the signing of Philly native John McCarthy.

2015 U.S. Open Cup Schedule Released

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Local teams find out when they'll take part in the 2015 tournament.

While they may not know who they'll face, the Philadelphia Union, Harrisburg City Islanders, and Reading United all know when they're scheduled to start play in the 102nd Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tournament. The tournament's initial pairings will be announced on April 8, with the Play-in Matches taking place between April 22 to 26.

Philly and the US Open Cup Final

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As the Union prepare to host their first US Open Cup final, a look at Philadelphia-area teams in the final throughout the history of the country's oldest national soccer tournament, which has had local winners ten times since 1914.

Union wins Reading friendly, PPL Park parking wars go federal, Altidore out for Portugal game

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Union tops Reading with late goals. Parking company files federal racketeering charges against Chester and company that owns Union. US Open Cup results. Altidore our for Portugal game. More.

Recaps from Union win, US tops Turkey, Villa signs with NYC FC, new Qatar WC bribery allegations

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Recaps from Union win. USA tops Turkey. David Villa signs with New York City FC. Widespread calls for 2022 World Cup revote after new report alleges widespread bribery. More.

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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.

Harrisburg City Islanders sign Barbados NT goalkeeper

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The Delaware native also has played with Reading United and the Ocean City Nor'Easters.

The Harrisburg City Islanders have signed Barbados National Team goalkeeper Keasel Broome. The 24 year old from Claymont, Delaware was taken in the third round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes, but was released by the team after injuring his shoulder in camp.

Match preview: Charlotte Independence vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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Both teams are looking for their first points of the year.

Game: Charlotte Independence vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

Date: Saturday, April 2

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Ramblewood Soccer Complex (Charlotte, NC)

Referees: REF: Jaroslaw Werel, AR1: Ryan Dos Reis, AR2: Daniel Richman, 4TH: John Barr

Television: None

Streaming: USL Soccer.

Harrisburg City Islanders eliminate Reading United 3-0 and advance in U.S. Open Cup

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Harrisburg City Islanders advanced to the 3rd round of U.S. Open Cup play Wednesday night with a 3-0 victory over Reading United A.C.

Harrisburg made quick work of Reading United A.C. Wednesday scoring two goals in the first ten minutes and cruising to a 3-0 victory. Danny DiPrima opened the scoring with an assist from Cardel Benbow in the 8th minute.

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Reading United A.C. midweek update

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We take a look in at the Philadelphia Union's PDL affiliate Reading United A.C.

David Musante - Brotherly Game Reading United players welcome special guest Brayden Zackon

Reading United moved back into first place in the Mid Atlantic Division of the PDL with a 2-1 win at home against Jersey Express.

Recap: Reading United 2-1 Jersey Express

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A 76th minute penalty kick from Ignacio Maganato gave Reading a 2-1 win over the Mid-Atlantic division leading Jersey Express.

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Union Academy Alumni Roundup

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Updates on Union Academy alumni from the first half of June.

Zachary Zandi's first season in the Premier Development League has been a fruitful one as the Villanova sophomore landed on the Team of the Week with a two-goal performance for Reading United against Ocean City Nor'easters on June 4.

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.

Union Academy Alumni Roundup

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Will Campbell and Billy McConnell anchoring the Reading United defense; Brett Campbell scores his 11th career PDL goal and more.

Billy McConnell and Will Campbell have made quite the pair in the middle of Reading United's defense so far this season. The Union Academy alums have paired three out of Reading's four games so far this season, anchoring a defense that has not surrendered a goal.

Reading United roster includes seven with ties to Union Academy

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Reading United AC's roster published on the PDL website includes seven Philadelphia Union Academy alumni.

Seven former Philadelphia Union Academy players and two others who play college soccer locally are part of the 28-man roster for Reading United's upcoming Premier Development season.

Academy alums Zachary Zandi (Villanova), North Carolina midfielder Sean Wilson, Northeastern midfielder Kevin Carvalho and Lehigh forward Doyle Tuvesson join previously announced roster additions Brett Campbell, a forward at Georgetown, Indiana defender Billy McConnell and North Carolina defender Will Campbell.

Three Union Academy alums added to Reading United roster

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Brett Campbell, Billy McConnell and Will Campbell are the latest roster additions to the Union's Premier Development League club for the upcoming season.

Three college players with experience suiting up for the Philadelphia Union Academy are the latest roster announcements ahead of Reading United's upcoming season in the Premier Development League.

Brett Campbell goal gives Reading United U.S. Open Cup win

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Union Academy alum Brett Campbell scored the winner in Reading United's U.S. Open Cup win on Wednesday night.

Georgetown forward Brett Campbell's goal in the 19th minute held up as the winner for the Union's PDL affiliate Reading United on Wednesday night.

Reading United beat Maryland Bays 1-0 in the game to set up a second round Open Cup match with Harrisburg City Islanders next week (May 20 at Don Thomas Stadium, Exeter Township Sr.

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Stephen Hogan named head coach of Reading United

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The new Reading United head coach will also serve as an assistant coach at Bethlehem Steel.

Preview: Reading readies for crucial two-game weekend

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A crucial two-game home stand could see Reading at the top of the table.

Preview: Reading United v FA Euro

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Reading United look to bounce back from Tuesday's US Open Cup loss when they host Brooklyn's FA Euro on Saturday.

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Reading United schedule released

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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.

Yardley native signs with Reno 1868 FC

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Jimmy Ockford joins USL expansion side for 2017 season

Yardley native and former Seattle Sounders defender Jimmy Ockford will be back in USL for the 2017 season, signing on with expansion team Reno 1868 FC.

Ockford, 24, made only one appearance for the Sounders first team after being drafted 21st overall out of the University of Louisville in 2014 while making 13 appearances for Seattle's USL team and 10 appearances on loan to the New York Cosmos in the NASL.

Reading United lands another prospect on the PDL Top Twenty List

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For the second season in a row, Reading United has landed another prospect in the annual PDL Top Prospect list. Last year, former United defender and current Philadelphia Union starter Keegan Rosenberry found himself high on the top prospect list. After finishing his senior season at Georgetown, Keegan was selected with the 3rd overall pick in the 2016 MLS Super Draft by the Union.

Reading United A.C. vs. LVU Sonic in Photos

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Our photo gallery of the Reading United win over Lehigh Valley Sonic.

Sunday May 15, 2016 saw the 2016 debut for Reading United A.C and LVU Sonic at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University. Reading scored early in the game and held on for a 1-0 victory. Below is a selection of my favorite images from Sunday's action.

Steel add three more to coaching staff

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Comisky, Khan, and Peck round out BSFC coaching staff.

We already knew that Brendan Burke is the head coach and that he'll be joined by Reading United head coach Stephen Hogan as well as former Union Academy coach Jeff Cook. Now we can add three more coaches to the staff.

First will be Dave Peck, who is being brought on as the athletic development coach for Bethlehem Steel.