September 13, 2018
By: Gwen Begley
Bethlehem Steel FC made their debut three years ago, and with them came Derrick Jones, who, at the time was the youngest player to sign a contract with the USL side at the ripe age of 19. Jones has since made his way to the Philadelphia Union much like others who signed their first professional contracts with Bethlehem.
Well now Jones is the second youngest player to sign with Steel FC, as they have added 15-year-old Philadelphia Union Academy product Selmir Miscic. He is now the fourth member from the Academy to turn pro with Bethlehem.
Miscic joins the team after pretty impressive outings with the Academy as well as the U.S. Boys National Team. Last season he made 26 appearances for the Union U-15’s where he scored 33 goals in all competitions. In 2018, he scored twice with the Union U-17’s.
As for international play, the midfielder from Royersford, PA helped the U.S. U-15’s to a third-place finish at the Torneo delle Nazioni, which is a prestigious tournament played across eastern Italy and western Slovenia. He set up the teams winning goal against Italy and followed up that performance with a goal against Macedonia and Croatia.
While Miscic is currently reporting for training camp with the U-16 National Team in Florida, there is a good chance he will be available to play in the Bethlehem Steel FC’s next match against Toronto FC on September 22nd. Toronto has only two wins under their belt this entire season, so it would be a great opportunity to put in the young guns who have helped Steel FC to a current 12-12-6 record.