Ep. 8 - Bethlehem Steel FC: Playoff Edition

It's a special Bethlehem Steel Playoff Edition of the Pitchside Pod! Steel are taking young Union players and Union academy talents like Brenden Aaronson, Anthony Fontana, Matt Real, Olivier Mbaizo, and Ben Ofeimu to Pittsburgh for their first round matchup with Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The Hounds knocked off Steel twice in the regular season, but now Brendan Burke's men have more experience and hung with heavily experienced clubs down the stretch run of the USL season. Pitchside Pod host Adam Cann gives a quick intro to the Steel playoff situation, then we bring you interviews with Bethlehem Head Coach Brendan Burke and captain James Chambers. Both guys go deep about why Steel is important to them and how they view and participate in the Union's youth development process. Chambers also talks about his path to Steel, his work with the Union's pre-academy, and dealing with personal issues while being a public figure and an athlete. Check it out, then tune in at 7PM on Saturday, October 20 on ESPN+ for Steel vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds. And don't forget the Union's last home match on Sunday, October 21 against New York Red Bulls. Rumor has it a bull will be lit aflame at 2PM Sunday...

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