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The grass roots: Notes from Bethlehem and the Union Academy
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The grass roots: Notes from Bethlehem and the Union Academy

Bethlehem Steel lie 5th in the Eastern Conference table of the USL, and YSC Academy graduated its class of 2017, all but one of whom are off to college.

Rubber Match report:  Harrisburg City Islanders 0 – Bethlehem Steel FC 1
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Rubber Match report: Harrisburg City Islanders 0 – Bethlehem Steel FC 1

Philadelphia Union’s second string defense keep a clean sheet, and Captain James Chambers took the game’s only goal early in he second half to win the Bethlehem Steel’s season series against Harrisburg.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2 – 0 New York Red Bulls II
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Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2 – 0 New York Red Bulls II

Bethlehem got their first-ever win against Red Bulls II, currently the highest scoring team in the United Soccer League.

A year on: 2017 Bethlehem Steel Roster v. 2016
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A year on: 2017 Bethlehem Steel Roster v. 2016

Tim Jones compares a younger, more versatile 2017 Bethlehem Steel roster to the team’s inaugural squad.

Match Report: St. Louis FC 1 – Bethlehem Steel FC 2
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Match Report: St. Louis FC 1 – Bethlehem Steel FC 2

A more disciplined high pressure approach forced by the second half headwind brought the Steel a come back win with an equalizer from Seku Conneh and the winner from James Chambers.

Union Academy graduation highlights Bethlehem Steel brotherhood
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Union Academy graduation highlights Bethlehem Steel brotherhood

Due to imminent overseas absence for two almost-graduates, YSC Academy held an early graduation ceremony Friday, June 2, 2017 for two members of the class of 2017. Both play for the Bethlehem Steel.

Match Report:  Bethlehem Steel FC 1-1 Ottawa Fury
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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1-1 Ottawa Fury

A saved PK and a brilliantly saved on-frame strike by the Fury keeper prevented the Steel from securing all three points. Disappointment aside, they played dominating possession soccer that was a pleasure to watch.

The US Women's National Team took on China in an International Friendly
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Memorial Day musings

Some observations about the Bethlehem Steel and the USL, from serious issues of future stability to a whimsically fleeting table analysis.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 3 – Harrisburg City Islanders 1
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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 3 – Harrisburg City Islanders 1

Bethlehem Steel FC took their first ever victory over Harrisburg City Islanders Sunday afternoon.

In pictures: Bethlehem Steel FC – Charleston Battery
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In pictures: Bethlehem Steel FC – Charleston Battery

Photographer Mikey Reeves was at Thursday’s Bethlehem match to shoot some great photos of the action. Here’s what he saw.