Articles written by: Tim Jones

Still learning soccer after four decades. A southwestern Ohio buckeye transplanted to Chester County. Loves history, new ideas, baking bread, being a sports fan, and apparently unconnected connections. Though he wouldn't tell you, the PSP crew wants you to know he's a retired high school soccer coach.

Match report: Richmond 3 – 2 Bethlehem
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Match report: Richmond 3 – 2 Bethlehem

Richmond Kickers ended Bethlehem Steel’s undefeated streak while stopping their own string without a win 3-2 at City Stadium in Virginia’s capital.

Former Union assistant coach Brendan Burke. (Photo: Earl Gardner)
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel’s Burke comments on USL’s competitive mix

The 2017 United Soccer League mixes together traditional, stand-alone, independent teams newer and older, with more recent wholly-owned Major League Soccer farm teams. Bethlehem head coach Brendan Burke has commented on the “unique mix.”

Reviewing the Union organization’s depth chart
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Reviewing the Union organization’s depth chart

Wondering about moves during the transfer window? PSP attempts a combined depth chart of the Philadelphia Union-Bethlehem Steel-Philadelphia Union Academy professional rosters.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1
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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1

Playing for the first time in 2017 without any players loaned from the Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem maintained its undefeated streak by drawing the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1-1. The team’s “character players” rose to the challenge.

Dare we think Steel and playoffs?
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Dare we think Steel and playoffs?

A club record unbeaten streak, a 6-point season sweep of last year’s champions, lying fifth in the table, and achieving these while missing a major defender and two mainstay attackers provokes thoughts of eastern Pennsylvania sports fans favorite “P” word, “Playoffs.”

Bethlehem Steel’s “character” players
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Bethlehem Steel’s “character” players

PSP takes a look at some lesser known players for Bethlehem Steel who are making an impact. Also, some Steel players now face a choice in the coming weeks on whether to play college ball or sign pro deals to play in USL.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC sweeps season series with New York Red Bulls II with 2-0 victory
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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC sweeps season series with New York Red Bulls II with 2-0 victory

Bethlehem Steel FC swept its season series Sunday afternoon with a second 2-0 victory of the season, reclaiming fifth place in the table and extending its club record seven game undefeated streak.

Seku Conneh contests the ball v Richmond
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Union injury rehabs pose questions for shorthanded Bethlehem side

By intention, the Steel had one discretionary substitution Saturday. It turns out they needed two. Was it a necessary sacrifice or an unnecessary risk?

Seku Conneh contests the ball v Richmond
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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – Richmond Kickers 1

After a 92-minute rain delay, Bethlehem Steel FC and Richmond Kickers played to a 1-1 draw Saturday evening at Goodman Stadium.

Coach credits “continuity” for recent Steel success
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Coach credits “continuity” for recent Steel success

The Steel have been winning lately, and Coach Burke attributes it to continuity.