Local Spotlight

FC Cincinnati vs Bethlehem
5/20/2017
Nippert Stadium
Cincinnati, OH

Photographer: Brett Hansbauer
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Local Spotlight: From Temple to Bethlehem, Matthew Mahoney provides character and consistency

Former Temple Captain Matthew Mahoney is making nice strides on the pitch and in the locker room for Bethlehem Steel FC so far this season.

Local Spotlight: Drexel Hill native Matthew Real’s journey filled with hard-work and dedication
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Local Spotlight: Drexel Hill native Matthew Real’s journey filled with hard-work and dedication

Matthew Real signed professionally at age 17. The left back possesses a dangerous left foot and a grittiness factor that will continue to improve with Bethlehem Steel FC.

Yosef Samuel (#49) looks up-field for a connecting pass.
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Local Spotlight: Yosef Samuel

Yosef Samuel’s journey from Ethiopia to the USA has proved to be successful. Samuel has been finding his stride of late with 14 straight appearances in the 18-man matchday roster for a very hot Bethlehem Steel FC team who begin the second half of their season Saturday.

Cardinal Dougherty and an alumni soccer match worth watching
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Cardinal Dougherty and an alumni soccer match worth watching

Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia may have closed seven years ago, but its alumni haven’t forgotten it. Each year, an estimated 50 players turn out, much as they will this Saturday in North Wildwood. PSP’s Matt McClain offers a slice of local soccer history still trying to stay alive.

Local Spotlight: Joel Sobalbarro, teenage traveling soccer stalwart
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Local Spotlight: Joel Sobalbarro, teenage traveling soccer stalwart

Our first Local Spotlight focuses on a globetrotting teenager who competed in an international tournament two months ago.