USL – Bethlehem Steel FC

Preseason match: Bethlehem Steel FC 5 – 2 Penn FC
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Preseason match: Bethlehem Steel FC 5 – 2 Penn FC

Penn FC won the first half, narrowly but clearly. The Steel equalized in the second, and were rampant in the games final 16 minutes with four while giving up one.

Resetting 2018 details for USL and Bethlehem Steel
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Resetting 2018 details for USL and Bethlehem Steel

A summary of detail changes in the United Soccer league for the 2018 season that will affect Bethlehem Steel.

Preseason match report: Bethlehem Steel 11-1 Junior Lone Star
USL Match report

Preseason match report: Bethlehem Steel 11-1 Junior Lone Star

Bethlehem Steel has been practicing since Jan. 30. Junior Lone Star started practice a week ago. It showed.

Apodaca creates separation
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The Steel’s preseason experiment

Bethlehem Steel FC is trying a new conditioning theory this preseason.

Predicting the USL East
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Predicting the USL East

Our foolishly fearless forecast is made without benefit of any on-pitch observations.

Bethlehem Steel FC logo
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Pressure creates diamonds – the Steel’s 2018 schedule

The newly-released USL game schedule for 2018 demands that the Steel improve markedly as spring progresses through summer into fall.

Bethlehem Steel schedule released
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Bethlehem Steel schedule released

Bethlehem Steel FC have officially released their schedule for 2018.

The Real, McKenzie signings’ implications for the Steel
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The Real, McKenzie signings’ implications for the Steel

While Bethlehem will need to sign another player to replace Matt Real for practice and to fill its minimum USL roster, recovering McKenzie back into the defense on game days plugs a significant hole with a proven USL player since both men are likely to play their games with the Steel next season.

Roster-building: Bethlehem Steel 2018
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Roster-building: Bethlehem Steel 2018

Lessons from Bethlehem’s 2016 and 2017 rosters and 2018’s partial list allows an incomplete guess at 2018 in the Lehigh Valley.

Bethlehem’s 2018 USL home opener and conference alignment
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Bethlehem’s 2018 USL home opener and conference alignment

The USL will continue with a two conference alignment in 2018, and Bethlehem will remain in the east, but the surprises are the absences of Rochester and Orlando City B, and the last-minute addition of Indianapolis in addition to known expansion sides Nashville and Atlanta 2.