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Raymond Lee and Bethlehem Steel FC part ways

With a bevy of talent at full back, Bethlehem Steel FC agrees to cut ties with the former Philadelphia Union draft pick.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Per a press release, Bethlehem Steel and full back Raymond Lee agreed to terminate his contract today. The former Philadelphia Union fourth round pick was given minimal time at right back for the Union in 2015 before ultimately being waived on August 28th.

Lee was picked up by Bethlehem Steel on January 28th of this year, however he didn't really feature into Bethlehem Steel FC's preseason, falling to the third slot at left back behind 2016 Union draft pick Taylor Washington and Philadelphia Union Academy prospect Matthew Real.

Washington has looked solid in all of his preseason games, terrorizing opposing rosters with his defensive presence and ability to get up high on the counter attack. Matthew Real is a top 150 prospect and has played for the United States at the U15 to U18 level. Real has also committed to Wake Forest University ahead of his graduation in 2017, and perhaps the Union saw a higher ceiling in Washington and Real.