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Steel draw 3-3 vs. Loudoun

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC saw a player make their mark in the record books in last night’s match against Loudoun United FC when Michee Ngalina recorded the quickest brace in club history. The Steel added one more to Ngalina’s tally, taking a point from the 3-3 draw.

Philadelphia Union players Derrick Jones and Matt Real were the only first-team features in last night’s match, providing much needed experience and leadership on the road. The pair tied for the team-high mark of most touches in the match with 69 each. Jones made five tackles in the match and made 40 passes, while Real made the most passes of any player on the field for Steel FC last night with 45 and provided four tackles to the club’s defensive effort.

Despite the late equalizer from Loudoun United, Steel FC found itself hitting milestones. Union Academy goalkeeper Tomás Romero made his first start in the match, while defender Nathan Harriel earned his second. James Chambers and Ben Ofeimu retook their places at the top of the Eastern Conference passing leaderboard with 525 and 515 total passes in 2019 respectively. The match also saw the return of defender Jamoi Topey to the lineup, his first since the match against North Carolina (March 16).

Steel FC next hosts Atlanta United 2 on Sunday, May 12 (6 p.m. ET | Talen Energy Stadium). | Chester, Pa. | ESPN+).