Bethlehem Steel FC Fall to North Carolina FC 1-0
Goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel stood strong in net today, saving a penalty kick in the second minute of first-half stoppage time and then saving the rebound attempt. Coronel also made eight total saves in the match.
Steel FC had four players make their first starts for Steel FC, with three of those players making their first professional starts. Cole Turner, Nathan Harriel and Jack de Vries all made their first-career starts, while Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel made his first start for Steel FC.
Philadelphia Union Academy player Patrick Bohui became the youngest player to ever make an appearance for Steel FC, coming on as a second-half substitute in the 62nd minute. Bohui now holds the record at 15 years, three months and 13 days. Michael Pellegrino still holds the record for youngest player to start in a match for Steel FC.
Tonight's match was the first regular-season match played by Steel FC in Talen Energy Stadium in the club's history.
Steel FC plays next on Sunday, March 24, hosting Memphis 901 FC at Talen Energy Stadium (6:00 p.m. ET/ESPN+).
CHESTER, Pa. -
Bethlehem Steel FC 0 - North Carolina FC 1
Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
Saturday, March 16, 2019
TODAY'S MATCH INFO:
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
Referee: Lorant Varga
Assistant Referees: Ian McKay, Ben Pilgrim
Fourth Official: Mark Treilman
Weather: 44 degrees and cloudy
NC - Marios Lomis (Steven Miller) 51'
NC - Aaron Guillen (caution) 63'
Bethlehem Steel FC: Carlos Miguel Coronel; Matt Real, Jamoi Topey, Ben Ofeimu, Nathan Harriel; James Chambers ©, Chavany Willis; Zach Zandi, Cole Turner (Steve Kingue 76'); Jack de Vries (Patrick Bohui 62'), Issa Rayyan
Substitutes not used: Tomás Romero; Walter Cortés, Saed Díaz, Faris
North Carolina FC: Alex Tambakis; Aaron Guillen, Sam Brotherton, Alexander Comsia, DJ Taylor; Thomas McCabe, Austin da Luz © (Graham Smith 90'), Steven Miller (Yamikani Chester 77'), Ben Speas; Ulrich Uwolo, Marios Lomis (Robert Kristo 68')
Substitutes not used: Darrin MacLeod; Andre Fortune, Viktor Igbekoyi, Manny Perez
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