Over the course of the last few months, Bethlehem Steel FC has slowly unveiled a lot of new things in anticipation of their season starting in late March. First we got the name and the crest, then we started to hear about player signings. Now we know the most important thing - the fixtures. After a weird tease last week that included a pair of tickets to the home opener if someone guessed it right, the USL soccer gods have given us the 2016 regular season schedule. The only hangup as far as the Steel are concerned is some of the actual kickoff times have yet to be announced. What we do know is that the season will start up in Canada for BSFC, as their first ever match will take place in Quebec against FC Montreal on March 25th. Bethlehem Steel FC will play their first home match in Goodman Park against FC Cincinnati on Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 PM - a match that will (as of this writing) see the return of four ex-Philadelphia Union players - Antoine Hoppenot, Corben Bone, Austin Berry, and Jimmy McLaughlin.
Below are dates of important matchups (in my mind at least) and the full USL schedule and the USL youtube page where you can watch every match this season, for free, will also be listed. Let us know in the comments if you think we missed any potentially high profile matchups.
Steel vs. New York Red Bulls II: We all hate every version of Red Bull: Sunday April 10 (Away) 5:00pm, Sunday June 5 (Home) Time TBA, Sunday Sept. 4 (Home) Time TBA
Steel vs. Harrisburg City Islanders or the Battle of I-78: Sunday May 22 (Away) Time TBA, Thursday July 21 (Home) Time TBA, Tuesday August 30 (Away) Time TBA
Steel vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Sunday July 10 (Home) Time TBA, Saturday August 13 (Away) 7:00, Sunday Sept. 18 (Home) Time TBA