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.

USL - Philadelphia Union II

Union II in Colombia U18 tournament next week: Updated Monday

Tim Jones reports on the first official Union II news since July 8, 2021.

Analysis

Opportunity cost, offensive tactics, and roster planning

Tim Jones thinks through why the Union have regressed towards an attack reliant on crosses into the box.

Breaking News

Union announce Jack de Vries loan to Venezia

Tim Jones breaks down the Union Homegrown’s move to Italy.

Analysis

How will the Union manage World Cup qualifiers?

Quite a few Union players could miss time down the stretch. Tim Jones takes a detailed look at those absences and how the club might manage them.

Match Report

Match observations: Philadelphia Union II 3-1 West Chester United

Tim Jones reports from the most recent Philadelphia Union II match.

Analysis

Estimating the Union’s contract negotiation priorities

Tim Jones charts the contract situations of the Union’s roster, examining who might be next in line for a new deal.

Analysis

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.

Commentary

Mid-summer player development report

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

Analysis

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.