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.

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Continue the development!

Tim Jones indulges in a wildly impractical — but imaginative! — scheme for youth player development during the three-month offseason.

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Replacing the registas

Even though the Union are in the playoffs with a home game no less, It is time to start thinking about the 2020 rosters for Bethlehem and Philadelphia. The front office certainly must be.

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A look at the Union’s salary structure

The MLSPA published updated salary information for the league last Friday. PSP’s Tim Jones correlates Union salaries with the club’s roster structure and categories.

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The Nashville-Miami expansion draft

PSP’s Tim Jones puts forth an early guess at whom the Union will protect in the November 19th expansion draft.

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A look at the race for first place

PSP’s Tim Jones offers a non-statistical look at what the Union must do — and what help they must get — to finish the season in first place in the East.

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What happened to the Union’s centerback advantage?

Why has a previous position of strength become shakier?

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Updates on the Union Academy

PSP’s Tim Jones identifies a new source for information about the Academy from the Union website.

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On the signing of Jack de Vries

PSP’s Tim Jones explains how the 17-year-old lefty’s signing shows how Ernst Tanner is subtly changing the player development model within Keystone Sports’ soccer teams.

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Two points on Bethlehem’s Lousiville win

Bethlehem not only beat Lousiville City FC for the first time ever on Saturday, they did it at narrow, dual-surfaced Slugger Field in the city at the falls of the Ohio River where the defending champs had not lost since April.

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Union Academy prospects with big decisions before NCAA preseason

Late July and early August are times when new Academy talent may sign with the Union or the Steel.