CHESTER, Pa. – Bethlehem Steel FC announced on Thursday it had acquired goalkeeper Todd Morton from fellow USL Championship club Real Monarchs SLC in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee.
“We are excited to complete Todd’s transfer to Steel,” said Philadelphia Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner. “This move allows us to further the development of another Philadelphia-area product, as well as bolster our USL goalkeeping roster for the remainder of the season.”
A 23-year-old goalkeeper from West Chester, Pa., Morton joined the Monarchs in February of this year and had yet to appear for the Real Salt Lake-affiliated club. He joins Samir Badr and Matt Perrella as the only goalkeepers signed to Steel FC’s roster since the club’s founding in 2016.
Morton attended the University of Delaware where he played four seasons of NCAA soccer from 2015-2018 after transferring from University of Maryland at Baltimore County following his freshman year. Over his four years at UD, the goalkeeper played 65 matches, made 226 saves and posted a record of 29-28-6. Morton had a goals-against average of 1.22, a .741 save percentage and kept 17 clean sheets in his collegiate career. Morton’s brother, Kyle Morton, currently plays for Steel FC’s in-state rivals Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.