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.

Coronavirus

PSP Seven-a-side draft: Designed for huge, open, outdoor space

Former Bethlehem Steel FC lead writer Tim Jones picks his squad for seven-a-side matches to be played outdoors in lots of open space.

Commentary

Outside the box towards a 2020 game schedule

Tim Jones speculates about three ways MLS and its players could cope with an acutely concentrated schedule and maintain health and effectiveness among those players.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Union II acquire teenage Spanish midfielder on loan

Tim Jones adds a few details to the Union II’s announcement of on-loan teenage Spanish midfielder David Rabadan, including what the team’s new white Jerseys will look like.

Union II preseason squad in Florida 2020, 2nd Clearwater camp.
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Facts and educated guesses about Philadelphia Union II

The picture of the Philadelphia Union II — pun fully intended — begins to come into focus.

Commentary

Preseason observations: Philadelphia Union 2-3 FC Dallas

PSP’s Tim Jones shares his observations from the livestream of Wednesday’s mid-morning preseason scrimmage against Dallas.

Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Takeaways from Sven Gartung’s first media conference call

Getting acquainted with Union II’s new head coach.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Union II announce Sven Gartung as new head coach

Ernst Tanner announced the coaching staff for Philadelphia Union II, including a new role in the organization for Brendan Burke.

Preseason

Preseason not a match report: Union 1, Montreal 0

Observations from Wednesday night’s live-streamed scrimmage.

Analysis

Four to watch in preseason

PSP’s Tim Jones wonders who might “break out” during this preseason as Brenden Aaronson did last year.

Analysis

As preseason scrimmages begin, how will the Union approach conditioning?

With the Union’s first preseason scrimmage scheduled for this morning, PSP’s Tim Jones offers suggestions on how to interpret preseason matches.