Articles written by: Tim Jones

Still learning soccer after nearly five decades. A southwestern Ohio buckeye transplanted to Chester County. Used to teach history, enjoys new ideas, sometimes bakes bread, is a sports fan, and loves apparently unconnected connections.

Analysis / Breaking News / Philadelphia Union II

Union Academy finishes MLS NEXT Flex tournament

The three oldest Union Academy teams have each played three games at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, MD with the U16s and the U15s qualifiying for MLS NEXT Cup championship playoffs.

Commentary / YSC Academy

YSC Academy’s new location

PSP visited the new YSC Academy facilities and learned something about why the new campus matters.

Roster News / Union

Authoritative Union roster information

On May 1, 2024 Major League Soccer released Roster Profiles for each of its 29 teams replacing earlier unofficial estimations with a single authoritative source, although it is static as of that date.

Breaking News / Roster News / Union

Union sign midfielder David Vazquez as homegrown player

Tim Jones analyzes the Vazquez signing.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report / Union II

Match report: FC Cincinnati 2 3 – 1 Philadelphia Union II

Union II is no longer unbeaten, as the defense had a bad day and the offense forgot its shooting boots except for Kyle Tucker.


Three pending MLS roster rule changes, unofficially

Paul Tenorio reports behind a paywall that three MLS Roster rules and Regulations may be changing at mid-season, and Tim Jones illustrates how they have and may affect the Union.

Match Report / Union II

Match report: Atlanta United 2 0 – 5 Philadelphia Union II

With extra reinforcements from the first team at striker, Philadelphia Union II routed Atlanta 2 Monday night in Georgia 5-0.

Union Academy / Union II

The U17 GA Cup victory previewed future Union II additions

The U17 GA Cup victory provided game footage of several candidates to join Philadelphia Union II after MLS NEXT Cup and YSC Academy graduation have transitioned the Academy’s programs into the next year.


On Cavan Sullivan

PSP summarizes the Cavan Sullivan situation out from behind two paywalls and speculates what it all might mean in the future.

Match Report / Union II

Match Report: Chicago Fire FC II 1 (4) – 1 (3) Philadelphia Union II

Philadelphia Union II conceded the first goal towards the end of the first half and tied it in the second, losing the PK shootout 4-3.