Bethlehem Steel FC stumbled again to their Canadian counterparts for the second time this month, falling to Toronto FC II 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium.
Despite out shooting Toronto by a 19-4 margin, the visitors were able to take advantage of their chances, including a goal by Shaan Hundal in the 17th minute to put them on the front foot with a 1-0 advantage, which they would take into halftime.
The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team saw their tournament end last Friday, falling to Suburban One League American/Continental 6-4 in a second round matchup at Ashburn Field in Philadelphia.
After trailing 2-0 heading into the eighth inning, Lehigh Valley put together four runs off four doubles in the top of the frame, only to see their lead evaporate in the bottom of the inning en route to defeat.
To exit the tournament after being ahead so late was a bitter pill for the locals to swallow.
All-star games are meant to be fun and the players who participated in last week’s 46th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic got to have one last night of glory on the gridiron, as the Gold team edged the Red squad 65-62 at Andrew Leh Stadium.
The Gold team, assembled with players from Northampton County, Phillipsburg and Palisades clearly overmatched their Red counterparts from Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe Counties, racing out to a 42-0 lead in the first half before the all-star rules kept putting the ball in the hands of the Red team.
The 2016 Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup roster was announced last week as the franchise looks for a fresh start in the 31st year of the tournament.
The LV side is hoping to rebound from last year’s shocking 19-0 defeat to Tri-Cape in the opener of the tournament. That defeat was the worst ever by the Valley and one that won’t be forgotten for the proud franchise.
Bethlehem Steel FC extended their unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-1 victory over FC Montreal Sunday afternoon at Goodman Stadium.
A pair of penalty kicks in the 78th and 84th minutes proved to be the difference for the home side to push them past their Canadian counterparts.
Captain Ryan Richter evened the game at 1-1 with his PK in the 78th, while Derrick Jones put away the game winner from the spot six minutes later.
Bethlehem Steel FC are back at home this weekend and will host a doubleheader this Sunday, May 15 at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium, when they take on FC Montreal at 4 p.m. Before kickoff, Lehigh Valley United and Reading United AC will play at noon in a Premier Development League (PDL) contest.
Bethlehem Steel FC registered their second straight scoreless draw at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium Sunday afternoon against Louisville City.
The draw gives Steel FC a 2-2-2 mark on the season and extended their unbeaten streak to three games with the result, good enough to put them in ninth place in the table with eight points through six games.
The home side had a chance in the 18th minute when Fabian Herbers beat several defenders and played Eric Ayuk with a through ball on goal, but Louisville keeper Greg Ranjitsingh rushed the play and killed a scoring opportunity.
The District 11 Wrestling Coaches Association presented $1,000 scholarships to Stroudsburg’s Jake Jakobsen and Palisades’ Tyler Marsh as the District 11 Class AAA and Class AA scholar-wrestlers of the year during Sunday’s annual banquet at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center in Hanover Township.
Bethlehem Steel FC dropped their second consecutive contest of their inaugural USL season on Sunday, losing on the road to New York Red Bulls II 4-0.
It was a blustery and cold afternoon at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium, but Sunday’s home debut for Bethlehem Steel FC left fans warm inside despite the weather conditions.
A spirited and rowdy crowd of 3,655 fans welcomed back high-caliber professional soccer to the area with open arms, restoring the tradition of the original Bethlehem Steel soccer club, which ended in 1930.
While Sunday’s 2-1 victory by visiting side FC Cincinnati wasn’t what the club was looking for on the field, it certainly proved to be a proper first step for the team’s foothold in the Lehigh Valley.