Articles written by: Tim Jones

Still learning soccer after four decades. A southwestern Ohio buckeye transplanted to Chester County. Loves history, new ideas, baking bread, being a sports fan, and apparently unconnected connections. Though he wouldn't tell you, the PSP crew wants you to know he's a retired high school soccer coach.

Coach Burke congratulates Ben Ofiemu after Bethlehem's win at Nashville Aug. 25th.
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Organizational core principle: Maximize and fulfill potential

Tim Jones offers explanations why Bethlehem head coach Brendan Burke, USL Coach of the Month for August, was able to bring Bethlehem back into playoff contention.

Mahoney's 1st professional goal begins he comeback against NY
Featured / Raves / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Raves: Matt Mahoney, the underdog come good

Of the dozens of players who have trialed with Bethlehem Steel, only one has ever made the team and returned for a second year: former Temple Owl Matt Mahoney.

Semir Miscic v NYRB Academy 2017-18 season
Roster News / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel sign 15-year-old U.S. youth international Selmir Miscic

The Bethlehem Steel FC have signed a 15-year-old U.S. youth international midfielder Selmir Miscic.

Concacaf's new logo and new capitalization usage for its name
Analysis

CONCACAF’s Nations League

Two new international soccer initiatives commence in the FIFA international window this weekend. Tim Jones describes and explains one, the Concacaf Nations League. You may watch bits of the other, the UEFA Nations League, on TV Thursday through Tuesday.

USL match report: Penn FC 3 – 1 Bethlehem Steel FC
USL Match report

USL match report: Penn FC 3 – 1 Bethlehem Steel FC

Penn FC ended Bethlehem’s run of August success decisively on the second day of September at Lehigh. A sustained run of emotion, focused effort came a cropper against mature, experienced desperation as Penn faces a challenging path to the playoffs. Bethlehem must finish strongly after its upcoming trip to Pittsburgh against the Riverhounds.

Fortress Bethlehem
Analysis

Fortress Bethlehem: What the Steel must do to make the playoffs

Bethlehem’s current position in the table, 5th, reflects that they have played the most games in the league, and that a “points-currently-won” table hides the fact. A points-per-game statistic is a more accurate comparison, and PSP has calculated one. We have also sketched out a possible path to the playoffs.

Jay Sugarman on player development
Analysis

Jay Sugarman on player development

Several days ago Union principal owner Jay Sugarman introduced new Sporting Director Ernst Tanner to the Media at Talen Energy Stadium. Tim Jones listened carefully and has been thinking about what he said.

Bethlehem Steel acquire Congolese midfielder
Roster News / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel acquire Congolese midfielder

Bethlehem have brought in 18-year-old center midfielder Antonio Lokwa in a move announced this week.

Moar is fourth in the league in assists 
Photo Courtesy BSFC Communications
USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-2 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Bethlehem’s dominant streak came to an end as an exhausted side fell 2-1 to a superior Pittsburgh Riverhounds side on Sunday afternoon.

Coaches Burke (l) and Hogan (r)
Analysis / USL

From Bethlehem to Canada – soccer and player development updated

Tim Jones charts the internal structure of the Steel’s current roster, shares a summary of the “MLS 2” sides in 2018, updates USL’s plans for Division 3 in 2019, and discusses progress toward 2019’s Canadian Premier League.

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