Ryan Richter

Philadelphia Union

2017 Season Preview: Bethlehem Steel FC

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After a rocky first year, the second should be much improved for Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel FC

Founded: 2016

Affiliation: Philadelphia Union

2016 Record (W-D-L): (6-10-14) Good for 11th in the East; did not qualify for playoffs

Key additions: Hugh Roberts, Matt Real, Chris Nanco

Key departures: Derrick Jones, Bolu Akinyode, Ryan Richter

Ideal XI: McGuire-Real,McKenzie,Roberts,Jones-Nanco(LM)-Chambers(CM)-Moar(CAM)-Najem(CM)-Epps(RM)

2016 in review: From a results standpoint, 2016 was about as pedestrian as it gets for Steel FC.

Stewart says Union looking for “controlling midfielder,” Simpson notes, league news, more

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Earnie Stewart says Union still searching for new signings. Insight on Jay SImpson. Union second most popular MLS team among Combine participants. More news.

Brendan Burke on Bethlehem Steel lessons learned

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Bethlehem went from being a mid-table team getting hot in July to a 12-game season-ending winless streak. Head coach Brendan Burke talked to PSP to reflect on the season, the lessons learned from it, and how that could impact Bethlehem going forward.

Union bits and bobs, Richter traded, more news

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News and such.

Ryan Richter sold to New York Cosmos

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Well, this sucks.

Bethlehem Steel FC have come to terms with the New York Cosmos that sees Ryan Richter join the NASL side. The terms of the deal per USL and NASL standards have not been disclosed.

Richter was an absolute pillar for this team, and a guy I had pegged to be in the fold for the Philadelphia Union next year.

Union-NE USOC quarterfinal tonight, Pappas fired after guilty plea, Reading and OC advance in PDL playoffs, more

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Union look to reach USOC semis for fourth time in five years. Pappas fired after guilty plea for fraud. Reading and Ocean City advance to PDL Eastern Conference semis. More news.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Steel falls short, Reading thumps, Union U-18s in USSDA quarterfinals today, more

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Highlights from Curtin's weekly press conference. Bethlehem ends road series with loss in Toronto. Reading thumps Evergreen FC 7-1. Union U-18s face PDA in USSDA playoffs quarterfinal. More.

Player of the week: Roland Alberg

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Who else?

Jones to start in goal against Crew, Nogs at 100%, more news

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Notes from Jim Curtin's press conference ahead of Tonight's game against Columbus. HArrisburg in Chattanooga for US Open Cup third rounder. More news.

“Character and grit”: Union news and more

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Reaction to Union's come-from-behind draw in Colorado. Bethlehem draws, Harrisburg loses. Ocean City wins, Reading draws. MLS results. More.

Union bits, MLS anniversary, USWNT-Colombia, more

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Got news if you want some.

What a day: Recaps and reaction from Union’s big home opening win, more news

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Union, Bethlehem Steel, and Academy news. USMNT rosters for Olympic qualification playoffs and World Cup qualifiers named. More.

Match recap: Bethlehem Steel FC 3, Georgetown 0

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The final preseason game was a pretty good indicator as to how Bethlehem Steel FC means to go on

Bethlehem Steel FC closed out the preseason with a high quality 3-0 win over the Georgetown Hoyas. Early on the game was a bit of a feeling out process with admittedly sloppy play and a few offsides and missed chances.

Big win over the Crew, Academy teams sweep, more news

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Recaps and reaction from the UNion's first-ever win in Columbus. Union Academy teams sweep Continental FC Delco. League results and more news.

Let's Make a Roster: Bethlehem Steel FC edition

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Currently BSFC has 14 players, so let's talk about where everyone is going to line up and how some people might have to get used to a new position

With the announcement of Cory Burke formally joining the Bethlehem Steel FC roster, the Philadelphia Union gave me a bit of an added present: a roster makeup.

Opening schedule, Richter returns, more news

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Union's opening schedule for 2016 is a tough one. Bethlehem signs local lad Ryan Richter. Blatter says, "I've finished my work in football." More.

Bethlehem Steel acquire former Union man Ryan Richter

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The William Tennent and La Salle University grad returns.

Bethlehem Steel FC signs Ryan Richter

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The Southampton, Pennsylvania native is coming back to the Philadelphia Union organization that drafted him in 2011.

Bethlehem Steel FC added another piece to their back line by adding former Philadelphia Union first round draft pick and La Salle University product Ryan Richter. The Southampton, Pennsylvania native was picked by the Union fifth overall in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft and made his Union debut against Everton in a friendly.

Sapon g, Wenger, and Maidana on preseason progress and goals, league news, a USMNT legend passes, more

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Notes from Union camp. League news. US 1950 World Cup goalkeeper Frank Borghi passes. More news.

No new Valdes news, Union GK signing coming soon, Cruz on CBA, US falls to Chile, more

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Valdes negotiations continue. Goalkeeper signing coming soon. Cruz says players united on CBA. US gives up lead twice in loss to Chile. More news.

GAME THREAD: Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union took three points from Toronto Wednesday night at home. Now they seek to get three more points in Ontario's Queen City.

UNION GAME #27
VS
BMO Field, Toronto, ON
September 6, 2014
2:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Waking The Red
Starting XI
Luke Moore, Gilberto Forward Conor Casey
Dwayne De Rosario, Collen Warner, Michael Bradley, Dominic Oduro Midfield

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Amobi Okugo, Vincent Nogueira

Nick Hagglund, Bradley Orr, Doneil Henry, Mark Bloom Defense Ray Gaddis, Maurice Edu, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams
Joe Bendik Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Chris Konopka, Ryan Richter, Kyle Bekker, Warren Creavalle, Jackson, Daniel Lovitz, Andrew Wiedeman Bench Andre Blake, Fabinho, Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Fred, Pedro Ribeiro, Brian Brown
Game Officials
Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant: Jeff Muschik
Assistant: Gianni Facchini
Fourth: Mark Kadlecik

A draw could be acceptable today, but a win would be absolute magnificence.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC

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The Philadelphia Union commence the front end of a crucial home-and-home series against Toronto tonight at PPL Park

UNION GAME #26
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
September 2, 2014
7:00 PM ET
CSN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Waking The Red
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward Luke Moore, Dominic Oduro

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Brian Carroll, Amobi Okugo

Midfield Daniel Lovitz, Collen Warner, Michael Bradley, Jonathan Osorio
Ray Gaddis, Maurice Edu, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams Defense Mark Bloom, Nick Hagglund, Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Joe Bendik
Andre Blake, Danny Cruz, Leo Fernandes, Fabinho, Fred, Pedro Ribeiro, Brian Brown Bench Chris Konopka, Ryan Richter, Bradley Orr, Jeremy Hall, Andrew Wiedeman, Gilberto, Bright Dike
Game Officials
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivera
Assistant: Adam Wienckowski
Assistant: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
Fourth: Sorin Stoica

With the Union three points out of fifth place entering September, every game becomes crucial and tonight's match against fourth place Toronto is no different.

Bethlehem Steel FC

James Chambers: Elder statesman

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Bethlehem's lone returning veteran, James Chambers, will play a central role on a young squad in 2017.

The importance of Ryan Richter

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Former Union and Toronto right back Ryan Richter plays a key role as Bethlehem Steel FC's captain, but it's not merely important to Bethlehem. It matters to the Union too. New PSP contributor Dylan Gerstley continues PSP's rollout of Bethlehem coverage.

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.

Match recap: Bethlehem Steel FC 2, Rochester Rhinos 2

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The kids, they're gonna be alright

Other than two late decisions, one of the youngest rosters fielded to date played a great game. Bethlehem Steel FC started what was their fifth different defensive pairing, this time with a different goalie, and still managed a respectable point on the road.

Recap: Bethlehem Steel FC 1, FC Cincinnati 2

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Not the ideal result but there's a good bit to take from this match

Windy conditions didn't help, but ultimately Bethlehem had their inaugural home opener ruined by FC Cincinnati 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. In a match that saw a little bit of everything we'll start by breaking down the first half.

Ryan Richter named to USL Team of the Week

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The former Ocean City Nor'Easter and Philadelphia Union right back represents Bethlehem Steel FC in the USL's Best XI.

Bethlehem Steel FC's captain and right back Ryan Richter was named to the USL Team of the Week yesterday. Richter played the full 90 minutes, anchoring the back line that allowed zero shots on goal from FC Montreal en route to BSFC's 1-0 win in Quebec.

7 added to Bethlehem Steel roster

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Bethlehem roster now at 13 players.

Fall of the Canadian dollar leads to the rise of Bethlehem Steel

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Soccer is a global game, and its teams and players are subject to the whims of the global economy.

When Bethlehem Steel FC's newest signing Ryan Richter left the Ottawa Fury earlier this month, he wasn't alone. Richter was among a whopping ten players to be leaving the NASL side within a week.

Andre Blake

BSFC’s Burke scores winner in Jamaica’s Caribbean Cup win, Richter PK powers Cosmos to title, USA-Mexico fallout, more news.

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Blake captains Jamaica in Caribbean Cup qualifier as Burke scores game winner. Ryan Richter scores championship winning PK for Cosmos. Fallout for US loss to Mexico. More news.

Union take on Chicago, notes from Curtin’s presser, USWNT tops CR, more news

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Union face Chicago today. Notes from Curtin's teleconference. Alex Morgan scores fastest-ever goal in US Soccer history as USWNT top Costa Rica in Olympic qualifier. More.

Wednesday newsy news bits

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Union, BSFC, local, league, national team, and FIFA corruption scandal news.

Bethlehem Steel

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 2-2 Charlotte Independence

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Bethlehem salvaged a point at home on a late Ryan Richter penalty but, aside from Richter's typically stellar play, were thoroughly outplayed by a clinical Charlotte squad.

Match report: Richmond Kickers 0-0 Bethlehem Steel

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Ryan Richter secured a clean sheet for Bethlehem by stopping two sure-fire goals that had beaten his keeper. PSP has a report.

US thumps Guatemala but U-23s fail to qualify for Olympics, more news

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USMNT tops Guatemala 4-0 in World Cup qualifier. US U-23s fail to qualify for Olympics - again. Ryan Richter named to USL Team of the Week. More.

Bethlehem Steel coach Brendan Burke talks with PSP

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Bethlehem Steel FC head coach Brendan Burke talked with PSP about his club, how loans will work with Philadelphia Union, what players will likely come on loan, who the early training camp standouts are, and the strange case of signing a player drafted by another MLS club.

The Rest

Carroll out 3-6 weeks, notes from Bedoya’s introductory presser, USWNT on to Olympic quarterfinals, more

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Brian Carroll out with plantar fasciitis injury. Notes from Alejandro Bedoya's introduction. USWNT draws 2-2 with Colombia, faces Sweden in Olympic quarterfinals. More.

Reflections From Bethlehem Steel's 5-0 Victory Against Syracuse University

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Bethlehem played a great first half and clamped down on Syracuse to see out a 5-0 win

Bethlehem Steel played their first true preseason game against a formidable Syracuse University team early yesterday at the Union Training Center in Chester. True to form the USL team put on a great game winning 5-0 that included some great starts from captain and long term Sacramento Republic defender Ryan Richter, a deadly combination of pace and speed from the front three of Gisse-Diallo-Ayuk and Bolu Akinyode showed us real promise going forward.

Some Soccer News for Dec 15, 2015

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Talkin' with Chicharito. By Liviu Bird of Sports Illustrated.

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Lance Laing to Minnesota United becomes official. By Andy Greder of the St Paul Pioneer Press.
-6 of last seasons NASL Best 11 now in a MU uniform:
Lance Laing
Stefano Pinho
Justin Davis
Kevin Venegas
Ibson
Christian Ramirez

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Since coach Marc Dos Santos left Ottawa the players are bailing likes rats on a sinking ship: 4 starters Tom Heimeman, Ryan Richter, Sinisa Ubiparipovic and Richie Ryan have all signed with other NASL teams this week.