USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Friday, January 29, 2016
CHESTER, Pa. – Bethlehem Steel FC announced seven additions to the club’s roster on Friday, with USL players Ken Tribbett and Nick Bibbs among the new signings.
Also joining the Steel are Amoy Brown, James Chambers, Seku Conneh, Josh Heard and Raymond Lee. The signings of Brown, Chambers and Conneh are pending receipt of their P-1 Visas and International Transfer Certificates.
Tribbett had a standout first season in the USL for the Harrisburg City Islanders. A PDL champion in 2014 with the Michigan Bucks, Tribbett played in every minute of the 2015 USL regular season for Harrisburg and recorded three goals.
Bibbs was also a consistent performer for Saint Louis FC, for which he made 13 appearances in the 2015 season. A native of Philadelphia, Bibbs played for the Philadelphia Union’s PDL affiliate Reading United AC while he attended Syracuse University. In his senior season for the Orange, Bibbs helped the defense record 12 shutouts, which was good for third-most in the nation.
- RELATED: Daly Highlights New Additions for Steel
Lee joins the Steel after spending his first professional season with the Union, with the former Saint Louis University defender having made his MLS debut as a substitute against Sporting Kansas City on April 5.
Heard was a recent selection in the MLS SuperDraft by Vancouver Whitecaps FC, but chose to sign with the Steel after a standout career at the University of Washington. Heard made 74 appearances for the Huskies, and in his senior season recorded a goal and two assists. He also featured in the PDL for Puget Sound Gunners FC.
Brown and Conneh will look to provide attacking punch for the side, with the 19-year-old Brown arriving from St. George’s College in Jamaica. Brown claimed the Golden Boot as he helped his side reach the 2014 LIME Cup Championship. Conneh, a 20-year-old Liberian forward, previously played for Dutch Second Division club FC Oss, where he scored two goals in 10 appearances after a stint with Fortuna Sittard that saw him record nine goals in 45 games.Chambers arrives from League of Ireland Premier Division side St. Patrick’s Athletic F.C., for which he made 32 appearances and recorded four goals in the 2015 season. A midfielder, Chambers helped St. Patrick’s qualify for the UEFA Europa League this season, and also helped the club win the 2014 FAI Cup. He has also previously played for Irish clubs Shamrock Rovers, Drogheda United and Shelbourne F.C., as well as Hamilton Academical (Scotland) and Solihull Moors F.C. (England).