Bethlehem Steel FC 0, Memphis 901 FC 1
Bethlehem Steel recorded their highest possession percentage (60.5%) in a match since September 2, 2018 versus Penn FC (60.7%).
Philadelphia Union players Mark McKenzie and Olivier Mbaizo made their first Steel starts of the 2019 season tonight. McKenzie and Mbaizo combined to make 26 appearances for Steel Fc during the 2018 USL Championship season.
Faris and Michee Ngalina played their first minutes for Steel FC this season. Ngalina scored the second-most goals on the team last season (7) and Faris made a total of 15 appearances.
19 year-old right back Walter Cortés made his debut for Bethlehem Steel FC tonight. Steel FC acquired Cortés on loan from Deportivo Saprissa on February 28, 2019. Cortés has featured for Costa Rica's Under-20 National Team, scoring one goal and two assists.
Steel FC play next on Saturday, March 30 when they host Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at Talen Energy Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET | ESPN+).
TODAY'S MATCH INFO:
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
Referee: Luis Arroyo
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Skinker, Tyler Wyrostek
Fourth Official: Joshua Encarnacion
Weather: 55 degrees and cloudy
MEM - Rashawn Dally 58'
BST - Anthony Fontana (caution) 28'
MEM - Ewan Grandison (caution) 79'
Bethlehem Steel FC: Matt Freese; Olivier Mbaizo, Mark McKenzie, Ben Ofeimu, Walter CortÃ©s; James Chambers ©, Chavany Willis (Issa Rayyan 72'); Anthony Fontana, Zach Zandi (Shanyder Borgelin 85'); Michee Ngalina, Faris (Patrick Bohui 63')
Substitutes not used: Kris Shakes; Marco Fabián, Steve Kingue, Jack de Vries
Memphis 901 FC: Jeff Caldwell; Abdi Mohamed, Marc Burch, Todd Pratzner, Wes Charpie; Dan Metzger, Ewan Grandison, Duane Muckette (Jacob Hauser-Ramsey 90'+4), Leston Paul (Triston Hodge 57'), Morgan Hackworth; Rashawn Dally (Junior Sandoval 86')
Substitutes not used: Scott Levene; Louis Bennett II, Josh Morton
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