With the help of a conference foe, Bethlehem Steel FC has earned a spot in the USL Playoffs for the first time in the club’s modern history.
Steel FC claimed the coveted playoff spot Thursday evening, as Orlando City B fell, 2-0, to their I-4 rival the Tampa Bay Rowdies at the new Orlando City Stadium. Steel FC can finish as high as the sixth position in the Eastern Conference table this weekend should the club win their regular season finale and the New York Red Bulls lose or draw their finale at Toronto FC II.
The official USL affiliate of the Philadelphia Union, Steel FC claimed one of the eight conference playoff spots in the club’s second season of their modern existence. Steel FC has had a strong sophomore campaign thus far, setting a club record for victories (12), goals (45) as well as netting an impressive eight-match unbeaten streak during the summer.
Steel FC will wrap up the regular season on Sunday, Oct. 15, when the club hosts Saint Louis FC. Kickoff from Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University is scheduled for 3 p.m. as Steel FC looks to increase its playoff seeding.