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Match Preview: Bethlehem Steel FC Hosts Saint Louis FC at McCarthy Stadium

June 14, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Philadelphia Union II News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Bethlehem Steel FC (3-7-4) looks to regain momentum when it hosts Saint Louis FC (5-2-4) at La Salle University's McCarthy Stadium this Saturday night.

The Steel have been in a rough run of form lately, but Head Coach Brendan Burke said that he thought his side gave decent account of themselves for most of the club's last match against Nashville SC. After going ahead, Steel gave up four second-half goals to the future MLS side.

Saint Louis FC is a very strong team defensively, not just due to individual performances, but through a unified and connected team defense. The club has only given up eight goals through 11 matches in league play this year and recently knocked Chicago Fire out of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup while allowing only one goal to the MLS side. With the Open Cup resuming in the middle of next week, the Steel will hope to see a lighter Saint Louis side with the club emphasizing their Open Cup run.

These two sides have only met twice before and the Steel have yet to lose to the Missouri-based opponent. However, that 1-0-1 all-time record will mean little since these clubs haven't met since 2017. Despite having fallen off since their strong start in league play at the beginning of the season, Saint Louis is a giant that needs to be taken seriously.

Bethlehem Steel FC takes on Saint Louis FC on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Tickets are available here with the match set to be broadcast on ESPN+. Fans should note that the match has been moved from Talen Energy Stadium to La Salle University's McCarthy Stadium. More information here.

MATCH INFORMATION

2019 USL Championship Regular Season

Date: June 15, 2019

Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET

Location: McCarthy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pa.

Referee: Luis Guardia

Assistant Referees: Szczepan Dziewa, Tom Felice

Fourth Official: Mark Treilman

Bethlehem Steel FC: 3-7-4

Saint Louis FC: 5-2-4

Match Day Twitter: @BSteelFC

Game Day Hashtag: #BSTvSTL

Game Notes: https://bit.ly/2FbuCue

Pre-Match Quote Sheet: https://bit.ly/2Zpxc7k

Match Preview: https://bit.ly/2WK8G3F

Match Center: https://bit.ly/31oWSTc

Watch: ESPN+


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