Steel draw 2-2
Led by goals from 18-year-olds Michee Ngalina and Faris, Bethlehem Steel FC concluded their three-match March home stand at Talen Energy Stadium with a 2-2 draw against in-state rival Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
The Riverhounds opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Ryan James assisted Kevin Kerr but Steel FC responded when 18-year-old Issa Rayyan darted down the right wing and whipped in a cross that Faris met with an emphatic header to equalize in the 21st minute.
Steel FC then took the lead in the 36th minute as Michee Ngalina and Zach Zandi played a clever one-two that resulted in Ngalina ripping a strike with the outside of his foot into the corner of the net. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel was called upon for more first-half stoppage heroics and delivered, guessing correctly with a lung to his right to deny a Riverhounds penalty kick attempt from midfielder Kevin Kerr.