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Bethlehem Steel won’t leave the Lehigh Valley, but they should still move
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Bethlehem Steel won’t leave the Lehigh Valley, but they should still move

As Columbus Crew SC is ripped away from it’s fanbase, a Lehigh Valley native ponders how moving a team could be a good thing.

Meaningful late-October soccer, in Louisville
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Meaningful late-October soccer, in Louisville

This week the Bethlehem Steel are getting the attention their season’s performance deserves. Playoff soccer is a different animal. PSP reviews the key points of the regular season games, guesses the Steel’s line-up, and identifies a potentially key Louisville personnel difference.

In pictures: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 St. Louis FC
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In pictures: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 St. Louis FC

Rob Simmons was on the scene as Bethlehem Steel FC drew against St. Louis.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1-1 St. Louis FC
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Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1-1 St. Louis FC

Bethlehem ended the regular season with frustrating home draw, with Matt Real scoring his first goal as a professional.

Steel playoff update
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Steel playoff update

With a win Bethlehem will finish 6th and play at the Tampa Bay Rowdies. With either draw or a loss, they will finish 8th and play Louisville in Louisville Friday night.

Steel clinch playoff spot
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Steel clinch playoff spot

Bethlehem Steel FC qualify for the USL playoffs for the first time in their modern history since the Tampa Bay Rowdies eliminated Orlando City B 2-0 Thursday evening. They could finish 8th, 7th or 6th, and will have an away playoff game the weekend of October 20-22.

Photo courtesy of Bethlehem Steel FC. Chris Nanco and James Chambers pose while wearing the special gold warmups for match benefiting PCFLV.
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Bethlehem Steel: Progress at striker

The numbers back the eye-test. Cory Burke and Seku Conneh are much more productive strikers in the 2017 season. Standing pat worked.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 0-1 Rochester Rhinos
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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 0-1 Rochester Rhinos

Bethlehem Steel FC fall 1-0 to Rochester Rhinos

Match Report: Toronto FC II 2 – 4 Bethlehem Steel FC
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Match Report: Toronto FC II 2 – 4 Bethlehem Steel FC

With every match meaning more each week, Bethlehem Steel FC grab another road result with a dominating performance winning 4-2 behind rookie Santi Moar’s brace.

The Steel and the playoffs — it’s gonna be close
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The Steel and the playoffs — it’s gonna be close

PSP looks at the Steel’s playoff chances, both the old-fashioned eyeball instinctual way and using Chris Sherman’s statistics. the techniques both old and new say it will be extremely close against Red Bulls 2 for the final slot and the right to go to Louisville on Friday October 20th.