August 13, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Bethlehem Steel FC vs Toronto FC II game recap (from

Steel FC Takes Down TFC II
By AARON CRANFORD -, 08/13/17, 7:15PM EDT 

Goals from Burke, Nanco, Chambers hand Bethlehem a 3-1 win

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bethlehem Steel FC continued its pursuit of a high finish in the 
Eastern Conference with a 3-1 victory against Toronto FC II at Goodman Stadium 
on Sunday evening. Jamaican international Cory Burke scored the first goal of the 
game in the 58th minute, volleying in an inch-perfect cross into the box 
by Chris Nanco. The road side would respond in the second half, however, 
as Jordan McCrary drew a penalty kick, which was subsequently converted 
by captain Mitchell Taintor in the 73rd minute. Bethlehem would retake the lead 
in the 80th minute, though, with James Chambers converting a penalty kick after 
Burke was taken down in the box. Nanco would score a late goal to secure the win. 
With the result, Bethlehem moves to 10-8-3 on the year, while Toronto 
is now 4-13-6 overall this campaign.

 58’ – BST – Cory Burke (Chris Nanco)
 73’ – TOR – Mitchell Taintor (PK)
 81’ – BST – James Chambers (PK)
 90+2’ – BST – Chris Nanco

•#BSTvTOR: Full match and Opta box score

Three Things That Matter:
•1. With eyes on securing a home match in the first round of the 2017 USL Playoffs, 
Bethlehem did enough to record an important win on Sunday. Now entering the final 
stretch of the regular season, Bethlehem is just seven points behind the 
Charlotte Independence, who currently sit atop the Eastern Conference. 
Seven of the club’s final 11 games in the regular season will be on the road, 
but the club has recorded an impressive 5-4-0 road record to date this campaign 
– one of few teams across the USL to have a winning road record.

•2. Toronto is not out of the playoff race just yet, but the club has only recorded
one win in its previous six games, putting pressure on the Canadian side with 
only nine games remaining in its regular season. Jordan McCrary and Aikim Andrews 
were a couple of bright spots for the club, creating chances moving forward.

•3. Chris Nanco and Cory Burke have started August off well. On Aug. 5, Nanco 
scored the first goal, which was assisted by Burke, in Steel FC’s 2-1 victory 
against Ottawa Fury FC. On Sunday, the duo was at it again, as Nanco provided 
the assist to Burke for the first goal of the match. Nanco then provided 
a beautiful through ball to Nanco in the second half, which led to the penalty-kick 
call by center official Kevin Broadley. Nanco then added a goal of his own 
to cap off the impressive win at home in the 92nd minute. Man of the Match:

Chris Nanco, Bethlehem Steel FC – The midfielder scored one goal and provided 
one assist to lead the club to a win on Sunday. He also completed 82.8 percent 
of his passes on the day.

Upcoming Games:
Bethlehem Steel FC at Charlotte Independence – Aug. 16, 7 p.m. ET, Sportsplex at Matthews
Toronto FC II at Richmond Kickers – Aug. 19, 7 p.m. ET, City Stadium

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