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Head coach Brendan Burke pleased despite lack of early wins

Bethlehem Steel FC didn’t pick up a win in a three-game homestand at Goodman Stadium. But Brendan Burke still sees positives in that stretch. PSP’s Matt McClain spoke with Burke about the early part of the season and building team chemistry.

Feature / Philadelphia Union II

Bethlehem Steel FC: Four returning players

Bethlehem Steel FC head coach Brendan Burke is continually asked to handle last minute matchday roster changes as a result of the club’s affiliation with MLS Philadelphia Union. But Burke relies on four returning players to help keep his matchday units in cohesion. PSP spoke with Burke about those players and the impacts they bring to his club in an ever changing, ultra competitive environment like Steel FC houses.

Feature / Philadelphia Union II

Why you should follow Bethlehem Steel FC in 2018

Why pay attention to a second-division pro team whose main purpose is to serve as the Philadelphia Union’s feeder system? PSP explores the key reasons behind why you should follow Steel FC in 2018.


Union look to win eMLS Cup next month as venture in eSports begins

PSP’s Matt McClain was on the scene for the Union’s eSports event. Read his account here.

Philadelphia Union II / USL Match report

Match report: Villanova 3-2 Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel FC continued their preseason with a trip to the Mainline against Villanova. The result was a 3-2 loss and a disappointed head coach frustrated with his teams flat play. Only three matches remain in preseason play for Steel FC.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Philadelphia Union begin Suncoast Invitational in Florida, injuries already apparent, Steel FC single-game tickets on sale

Philadelphia Union begin competition in the Suncoast Invitational against D.C. United tomorrow, Bethlehem Steel FC take on Junior Lone Star FC @ YSC Sports in Wayne, PA, UEFA Champions League action was eventful as always.

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News roundup: Steel FC @ YSC tomorrow, USSF Presidential Campaign heats up, Week 27 EPL

Philadelphia Union return home to Philadelphia for a brief time Saturday 02/11. Bethlehem Steel FC begin preseason play tomorrow @ YSC Sports in Wayne, PA @ 2PM v. FC Motown. USSF Presidential campaign becomes a bit nasty prior to election day.

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News roundup: C.J. Sapong returns to Union camp, Jim Curtin conference call, EPL Week 26 storylines

Goal scoring forward C.J. Sapong returns with team in Clearwater, FL. Head coach Jim Curtin began his weekly conference calls again Thursday afternoon. EPL Week 26 news. Why the sudden influx of South American players?

News roundup: Union sign two YSC Academy grads, 2018 MLS Superdraft, goodbye Ronaldinho
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union sign two YSC Academy grads, 2018 MLS Superdraft, goodbye Ronaldinho

Union announce two homegrown deals for YSC Academy graduates, 2018 MLS Superdraft is today, Steel FC newest midfielder Omar Holness expresses excitement ahead of 2018 season, plus a couple links honoring the great Ronaldinho.

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News roundup: 2018 MLS Schedule revealed, National TV schedule, USWNT star Tobin Heath injured

Philadelphia Union 2018 MLS schedule released. National TV game times also revealed. Atlanta United FC on verge of another massive signing. Tobin Heath undergoes minor ankle surgery.