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Philadelphia Union sign striker Cory Burke

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Philadelphia Union sign striker Cory Burke after the Jamaican spent two seasons with Bethlehem Steel.

Union decline contract options on Ilsinho, Herbers, Onyewu, Wijnaldum, Edu

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The Union cleared a bunch of roster space with Wednesday's moves, which Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin will discuss in a press conference this afternoon.

Scorecard: the 2017 Bethlehem Steel

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An in-depth bullet list explains from where a Steel game-day lineup is assembled and itemizes the players most likely to be in the game-day 18s.

Player to Watch: Derrick Jones

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Mental quick study Derrick Jones may become the first product of the Union Academy and wholly-owned affiliate Bethlehem Steel FC to start for the Union as a complementary player to Haris Medunjanin and Alejandro Bedoya.

Union sign Fabrice “Fafa” Picault

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Picault is a Union trialist no more.

Union re-sign Charlie Davies

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Union re-sign the forward to a one-year deal.

Sebastien Le Toux traded to Colorado Rapids for General Allocation Money

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Philadelphia Union traded Sebastien Le Toux to Colorado Rapids in exchange for General Allocation Money Wednesday night.

Philadelphia Union draft LB Taylor Washington with 2nd round SuperDraft pick

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The Union selected George Mason LB Taylor Washington with the 23rd pick of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel’s academy pipeline resets

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As last year's academy graduates leave to pursue college, the beginning of the new school year provides and opportunity to meet new young players. Brendan Burke sets out evaluative criteria and introduces us to some of them.

Steel sign trialist defenders

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Bethlehem Steel FC create competition and depth at left back by signing University of Kentucky trialist Charlie Reymann from Worthington, OH

Steel Profile: Josh Heard

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A glance at the potential of Bethlehem Steel midfielder Josh Heard

Steel profile: Cory Burke

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PSP continues our series of profiles looking at key contributors for Bethlehem Steel FC. Up this week is Jamaican international Cory Burke.

Steel sign Union Academy product Matthew Real

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US youth international becomes third Union Academy product to sign with Bethlehem Steel.

Steel sign center back Hugh Roberts

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Steel sign 2016 USL All-League First Team defender and Defender of the Year finalist.

Steel re-sign James Chambers

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Bethlehem secure the Irish midfielder "to a multi-year contract."

Steel permanently acquire Cory Burke

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The Jamaican international joins Bethlehem on a permanent basis after being with the team on loan from Rivoli United in the 2016 season.

Bethlehem Steel part ways with four players

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Bethlehem has released Jamie Luchini, Gabe Gissie, Nick Bibbs, and Fred.

Roster rights to Bethlehem’s Daly traded to RailHawks

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Mickey Daly's roster rights have been traded to NASL-side Carolina RailHawks for both a loan fee and a transfer fee.

Player News and Rumors

Portland Timbers add two more players in second stage of 2015 MLS Super Draft

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The next player draft for MLS took place on January 20 when the league completed the final two rounds of the MLS Super Draft. Portland had two selections in the festivities and added two additional young players that could add depth for the future and potential starters for the Timbers 2 USL Pro team that starts play later this spring.

Portland Timbers confirm Gaston Fernandez will return to club for 2015 MLS season

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Just before the Portland Timbers released their full 2015 schedule, the team announced the re-signing of forward Gaston Fernandez to a contract for the 2015 season. The terms and conditions were not announced, but with Diego Valeri and Will Johnson recovering from injury, the return of "La Gata" was thought by many to be extremely vital for the upcoming campaign.

Timbers announce significant roster moves to augment defense, add offensive firepower

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There was plenty of player movement on December 8 as the Portland Timbers announced several moves. While they did mostly concentrate on correcting defensive deficiencies that plagued the 2014 season, they also added some offensive weaponry while they continue to negotiate with Gaston Fernandez about a return to Portland.

Portland Timbers sign defender Liam Ridgewell to multiyear, designated player contract

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Rumors had persisted that the Portland Timbers would be looking for defensive reinforcements after several troubling performances, and the long rumored signing was announced on June 25. English defender Liam Ridgewell, a veteran of the Premiership, has agreed to terms to join the Timbers under a multi-year, designated player contract.

Portland Timbers officially add Fanendo Adi to roster as designated player with multi-year deal

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The Portland Timbers have long been rumored to be making roster additions, and on June 23, they officially added a player that has been with them for the past six weeks. Forward Fanendo Adi, on loan from European club FC Copenhagen, was officially signed by the Timbers after the team was able to secure his rights.

Portland Timbers trade Futty Danso to Montreal for draft pick, hinting toward future moves

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The Portland Timbers have been planning to make some big moves within their roster this summer when the international transfer window opens in July, but they executed a trade on June 1 that could be a precursor towards that activity. Defender Futty Danso, the longest tenured Timbers player with his service time dating back to the team's USL days, was traded to Montreal for a 2015 MLS Super Draft pick.

Portland Timbers add experienced defender Danny O’Rourke to roster

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The Portland Timbers continue to augment their roster for a busy summer of competitions and they were able to add an experienced defender to the fold. Center back Danny O'Rourke, who spent the last six seasons with Columbus, was officially added to the club after spending the last few weeks training with Portland.

Portland Timbers 2014 preview part 3: Current roster & recap of 2013 season

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In part 3 of our 2014 season preview, we look at the Timbers current roster going into 2014 while taking a quick glance back at 2013 - which had plenty of successes for the Timbers in many aspects.

Portland Timbers officially add Super Draft picks Tshuma & Peay to roster

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The Portland Timbers increased their roster by two on February 11 by agreeing to terms with two of their 2014 Super Draft selections, forward Schillo Tshuma and defender Taylor Peay. Per league and club policies, terms of the individual deals were not disclosed.

Portland Timbers augment roster with signings of Gallego, Fernandez & Paparatto while Valencia departs on loan

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After watching several other MLS clubs make various signings and trades to alter their rosters, the Portland Timbers finally announced some long rumored adjustments to their collective of players. Portland said hello to forward Gaston Fernandez, center back Norberto Paparatto and defensive back/Home Grown Player Bryan Gallego while sending forward Jose Valencia on loan for the 2014 season to Club Olimpo.

Portland Timbers add goalkeeper Andrew Weber to roster, confirm Rincon departure

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The Portland Timbers have been expected to announce some long rumored signings forthcoming to bolster the roster, but on January 10, they released word of an unexpected move. Portland signed goalkeeper Andrew Weber to a contract while officially indicating that forward Sebastian Rincon, who has been with the team for the past two seasons, will not return after signing a contract to play in Argentina.

Timbers roster adds Piquionne & Harrington earns USMNT call-up while fans wait for other moves

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The Portland Timbers officially added Frederic Piquionne to their 2014 roster after he signed a deal with the team on January 7, but the team still has several other rumors floating about regarding player moves. This could be a busy few weeks, especially with Portland having six draft selections in the 2014 MLS Super Draft taking place on January 16.

Portland Timbers part ways with defender Hanyer Mosquera

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With Pa Modou Kah finally receiving his international clearance, the Portland Timbers were needing to make an adjustment with their roster to bring the number of signed players under the 30 player MLS limit. The team achieved that goal with the announcement that they had reached a mutual agreement with defender Hanyer Mosquera to terminiate his contract with the MLS club.

Portland Timbers sign former West Ham United forward Frederic Piquionne

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The Portland Timbers added some veteran experience to their forward core by signing former West Ham United forward Frederic Piquionne to a contract. He will be officially added to the roster once his international paperwork is received and approved, which likely rules him out for the March 3 match versus New York.

The Rest

Union sign Andre Blake to extension

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Star goalkeeper Andre Blake signed a multi-year extension with the Union, the club announced today.

Breaking News: Steel sign striker

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The Bethlehem Steel have signed former New York Red Bulls Homegrown striker Brandon Allen to be a veteran presence at the top of the central channel for the 2018 season.

Meet Santi Moar

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Santi Moar, a Spanish left channel attacker, has made a strong impression in preseason, providing defense, assists,and goals.

Bethlehem Steel and Samir Badr part ways

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Badr's departure leaves Bethlehem with one rostered goalkeeper.

MacMath, Cruz, Creavalle, Fred, Hoppenot in re-entry draft; Casey & Carroll free agents

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Philadelphia Union listed Zac MacMath and four others for the first round of the MLS re-entry draft, which takes place December 11 at 3pm.

2015 Portland Timbers Season Preview - Part 2: Overall roster & recap of 2014 season

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In part 2 of our 2015 season preview, we take a look back at 2014 in retrospect and look back at some of the key developments within the year, and some of the offseason news & roster changes that bring us to within days of the 2015 MLS season.

Roster News

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The Denver Post tonight has a couple pieces of roster news:

  • Pickens likely to be traded within MLS for a minimum amount, hopefully by the end of the week.
No surprise at this point. Its now a buyers market for teams who want a GK because everyone knows the Rapids want to get Matt off the roster before they have to eat all of his salary this year.