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.


A new Union II roster update

A new Union II roster has appeared. Tim Jones breaks it down and guesses at a likely game day roster against a strong opponent.


Mid-summer player development report

Here is PSP’s annual mid-season player development enumeration of the players in the pipeline.


Follow-up on the new MLS player development league

The cracked, cloudy PSP crystal ball tries to see who some of the 20 MLS participants in the new player development league might be.

Breaking News / MLS

MLS officially announces a new professional league for 2022

MLS has officially announced starting a new professional player development league in 2022.

USL - Philadelphia Union II

Match report: Philadelphia Union II 1-2 Ocean City Nor’easters

A friendly at the Power Training Complex saw the Union’s reserve side beaten by Ocean City.


Roster Building: the Union’s two Sporting Directors

Tim Jones further develops what can be guessed about the Union’s roster asset valuations and the roster’s business prospects for the immediate future.


Who is the Union’s best steal?

Tim Jones dives deep into the Union’s salary cap.

Analysis / Breaking News

MLS’s plan for a lower-division stepping-stone league

Tim Jones gives his observations on the news that MLS has a new lower division league project, first reported by the Athletic.

Breaking News

Union’s Champions League semifinal dates and times set

Tim Jones reports the dates of the Union’s CCL semifinal and adjustments to the regular season schedule, and examines the ramifications of those changes on the club’s roster.


Breaking down the Union 2’s preseason

Union 2, a team without a league, appear to be done with their “preseason.”