PSP’s Dylan Gerstley recaps the overarching themes of Bethlehem Steel’s inaugural season and sees a team with a bit of an identity crisis.
Union injured returning to training. Bedoya on the USWNT’s pay dispute. Bethlehem’s Cory Burke scores first goal for Jamaica. US draws 1-1 with New Zealand. More.
New Zealand proved a tougher opponent than expected, earning a well deserved 1–1 draw with the US on Tuesday night.
Bethlehem went from being a mid-table team getting hot in July to a 12-game season-ending winless streak. Head coach Brendan Burke talked to PSP to reflect on the season, the lessons learned from it, and how that could impact Bethlehem going forward.
So, the Union got about what we expected from their road-trip-from-Hell, and it doesn’t feel like quite enough. The playoffs still look likely, but is this team a disappointment, given their play earlier in the year?
Curtin acknowledges team feels “a sense of urgency” ahead of final two games of the season. U-17s wrap up regional Generation adidas Cup qualifiers. US hosts New Zealand tonight. More.
Following a hard fought but somewhat ugly 2–0 win over the Cuba, the US takes on New Zealand in the final tune-up before the Hexagonal begins in November.