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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.

The US Women's National Team took on China in an International Friendly
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Memorial Day musings

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

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

Photographer: Brett Hansbauer
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Goliath, and little David from Bethlehem

Head coach Brendan Burke modestly understated the matter when he described his most recent opponent as a big-budget, fully-resourced side. While they lost a third game to them Saturday, the two previous clean sheet victories deserve remembrance and praise.

Interchangeable parts in Bethlehem, 2017
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Interchangeable parts in Bethlehem, 2017

Earnie Stewart’s interchangeable parts idea may work better with soccer players than previously thought.

Lessons from the Steel’s loss to Orlando
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Lessons from the Steel’s loss to Orlando

As PSP readers struggle to discern a way forward for the Philadelphia Union organization, here are some follow-up thoughts from down on the farm.

Should Bethlehem play in the second or third division?
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Should Bethlehem play in the second or third division?

PSP explores the question of which division Bethlehem should play in once USL splits into two divisions.

Bethlehem Steel outlook for 2017
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Bethlehem Steel outlook for 2017

Preseason is over for the Steel. It is time to fearlessly forecast their future. PSP’s Tim Jones looks at Bethlehem’s projected lineup, how they’ll play, and how the Union loanees and Union Academy players fit in.

Former Union assistant coach Brendan Burke. (Photo: Earl Gardner)
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Steel profiles: Brendan Burke

PSP’s series of Bethlehem Steel player profiles actually starts with the coach.

A quick look at new Steel signing Matt Real
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A quick look at new Steel signing Matt Real

Tim Jones on new Bethlehem Steel signing, and Union Academy product, Matt Real.

The Bethlehem theory of interchangeable parts
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

The Bethlehem theory of interchangeable parts

Continuing PSP’s review of Bethlehem’s season, Tim Jones looks at the Bethlehem-Philadelphia template of interchangeable parts to gauge whether it’s working.