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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.

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Breaking news: Steel sign defender

Bethlehem Steel FC have begun construction of its new central defense with the signing of former Notre Dame national champion defender Brandon Aubrey who spent 2017 on loan to Toronto FC II from the parent club.

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Breaking News: Steel sign midfielder

Bethlehem Steel FC have signed the 2016 5th pick in the Super Draft, central midfielder Omar Holness who is 5 months into recovering from ACL surgery.

Breaking News: Steel sign striker
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Breaking News: Steel sign striker

The Bethlehem Steel have signed former New York Red Bulls Homegrown striker Brandon Allen to be a veteran presence at the top of the central channel for the 2018 season.

With many roster needs, Bethlehem remains silent
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With many roster needs, Bethlehem remains silent

Bethlehem Steel FC’s roster — and its 2018 United Soccer League competitive milieu — has not yet emerged from 2018’s decision-making cocoon.

Coach of the Year: Brendan Burke
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Coach of the Year: Brendan Burke

Brendan Burke earns honors for steering Bethlehem Steel FC to their first ever playoff berth.