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Local Soccer Notebook 7/15/17

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Benfica podcast checks in with C.J. dos Santos, Colton Storm scores first goal as a professional and more

Sporting Kansas City defender Colton Storm (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) scored his first professional goal for Swope Park Rangers in a 4-0 win over Rio Grande Valley FC Toros.

Deshorn Brown could start against the Philadelphia Union this weekend

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Jim Curtin expects the former Reading United and current D.C. United forward to get the nod on Saturday.

So far, Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin is one-for-one on predictions. We'll have to wait until Saturday to see if he remains perfect.

In his weekly press conference, Curtin said this about D.

U.S. Open Cup: Philadelphia Union will host winner of Reading United/Harrisburg City Islanders

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The Union will face a familiar foe in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in June

The Philadelphia Union's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign will begin in mid-June against a familiar opponent.

U.S. Soccer officially announced the pairings and the venues for the fourth round of the 104th edition of the tournament on Thursday afternoon.

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.

Premier Development League

Reading United clinch playoff berth with lopsided win; Ocean City play spoiler

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Frantzdy Pierrot scored his second hat trick of the season for Reading while a former player helped Ocean City tie New York Red Bulls U23

Reading United booked a spot in the Premier Development League playoffs for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons with a convincing 5-0 win over Jersey Express on Saturday.

Reading United edge Ocean City Nor’easters, West Chester United stay unbeaten

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A look back at last week in local PDL and NPSL action

A deflected goal gave Reading United a 1-0 win over rival Ocean City Nor'easters in the Premier Development League game of the week on Friday night in Exeter Township.

Scoreless through 81 minutes, Reading found the breakthrough in the 82nd minute when Hugo Delhommelle delivered a low cross to Aaron Molloy and his shot was deflected past Ocean City goalkeeper Todd Morton (West Chester, Pa.

Lehigh Valley United PDL roster loaded with former Union Academy and Continental FC players

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LVU opened their season with a 3-1 loss to Reading United on Saturday with some familiar names in the lineup

Lehigh Valley United opened their Premier Development League season with a 3-1 loss to Reading United on the road on Saturday with a number of familiar names in the lineup.

Starting goalkeeper Logan Keys (Whitehall, Pa.

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.

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.

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.

New York Red Bulls

Reading United and Ocean City Nor’easters split series in battle for playoffs

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Reading United has the advantage to advance to the PDL playoffs

The two-team race for the second and final playoff berth out of the Mid-Atlantic Division is deadlocked after Reading United and Ocean City Nor'easters split a home-and-home series.

But Reading United's two games in hand give them the advantage in the final weeks of the season.

Reading United and Ocean City set for critical two-game set in battle for playoffs

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Teams will play tonight and Thursday

With New York Red Bulls U23 threatening to run away with the Mid-Atlantic Division, playoff hopes for Reading United and Ocean City Nor'easters may be resting on a critical two-game set the rivals will play beginning tonight at John Gurski Stadium in Reading.

Ocean City sweeps Jersey Express; Reading United & Lehigh Valley United both win

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Ocean City tied on points with division leader New York Red Bulls U23 after two wins; Frantzy Pierrot scored a hat trick for Reading

Ocean City swept Jersey Express in a home and home series last week to improve to 5-2-0 on the season and stay within three points of first place New York Red Bulls U23.

West Chester United

Bethlehem, Reading and West Chester play for charity

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Match results were less significant than the act of playing during Tuesday's benefit doubleheader in West Chester, providing support to the Connecticut town that lost so many small children in a 2012 school shooting.

Local pro, semipro clubs to play Sandy Hook benefits in West Chester

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Bethlehem Steel FC, Reading United, and West Chester United will join Connecticut-based -- and undefeated this year -- Newtown Pride for the benefit. Tickets are available.

Harrisburg City Islanders

Local Soccer Notebook 5/19/17

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More local Open Cup action, overseas trips for local colleges, recruiting news and more

Reading United and Harrisburg City Islanders both advanced to the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday and will meet in Exeter, Pa. on May 31.

Philadelphia Union Academy grads Will Campbell and Rob Campbell (Wallingford, Pa.

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.

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.

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.

Union Academy

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.

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.

The Rest

Reading United standout Aaron Molloy ready for bigger stage at Penn State

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Dublin, Ireland native's play in PDL helped land him in Happy Valley

When Aaron Molloy first visited the campus of Penn State University, he stood on the pristine pitch at Jeffrey Field, looked around and imagined himself playing for the Nittany Lions.

Months later, he'll get the opportunity to do just that when he suits up for the Nittany Lions in their regular season opener at home against Hofstra.

Reading United hands Red Bulls U23 first loss; Lehigh Valley beats Ocean City

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A look back at local PDL action from last week

New York Red Bulls U23 are undefeated no more after Reading United took down the Mid-Atlantic Division leaders in a comeback win at home on Friday night.

After a scoreless first half, midfielder Brian White put the Red Bulls up with his 10th goal of the season in the 69th minute.

Reading United AC best the New York Cosmos in Open Cup play

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The Open Cup magic flows through Reading

The US Open Cup has a bit of a reputation for being the tournament where anything can happen, usually resulting in some upsets that no one would see coming. Last night's fixture between the PDL's Reading United and NASL's New York Cosmos helped uphold that reputation.

Ocean City Nor’easters spoil Junior Lone Star FC’s U.S. Open Cup debut

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Junior Lone Star created a flurry of chances but couldn't overcome early two-goal hole in First Round match on Wednesday night.

Junior Lone Star FC's first foray into the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup started and ended poorly, but in between the visitors gave the Ocean City Nor'easters defense all it could handle in a 3-1 defeat on Wednesday night at Carey Stadium.

Reading United roster released

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Roster includes seven players with ties to the Philadelphia Union Academy

Seven Philadelphia Union Academy grads will join several college soccer standouts this summer on the Reading United in Premier Development League play.

Joseph DeZart (Wake Forest), Jerren Nixon (Virginia) and Robert Campbell (Clemson) will join previously announced roster additions Zach Zandi (Villanova), Kevin Carvalho (Northeastern), Mo Conde (University of Mobile) and Will Campbell (North Carolina) on the squad.

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.

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 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.

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.