Courtesy: Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Steel FC Acquires Goalkeeper Badr
Release: 01/08/2016
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Friday, January 8, 2016

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bethlehem Steel FC has acquired goalkeeper Samir Badr from Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, the Steel announced Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We are happy to be adding a young talented goalkeeper to our core,” Bethlehem Steel FC Head Coach Brendan Burke said. “We believe Samir has the potential to progress beyond the USL at some stage and we are excited to see what he can do with us in 2016.”

The 23-year-old Badr joins Steel FC after playing the past two seasons in the USL for the Switchbacks and OKC Energy FC, in which he appeared in 19 games and logged 1,723 minutes.

A native of Fairfax, Va., Badr earned three caps for the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team in 2010, competing in Peru, Northern Ireland and Holland.

Before joining the USL in 2014, Badr played oversees in both Egypt and Portugal. A product of FC Porto’s youth academy, Badr signed with Vizela of the Portuguese Second Division and joined the Egyptian Premier League’s El Hodood via loan in 2012.

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