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.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report / Philadelphia Union II

Match report: Philadelphia Union II 3-2 Columbus Crew 2

Jeremy Rafanello’s hat trick allowed Union II to recover from an early two-goal deficit for a win at home.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report / Philadelphia Union II

Match report: Crown Legacy FC 2-2 (4-2) Philadelphia Union II

Union II surrendered a two-goal halftime lead en route to a shootout loss.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report / Philadelphia Union II

Match report: Philadelphia Union II 3-4 New England Revolution II

Philadelphia Union II came back against New England Revolution II to take a 3-1 lead only to surrender three goals after the 74th minute allowing a comeback against the comeback and losing the match 4-3.

Analysis

Updating the pipeline

Tim Jones goes as far as the evidence allows in wondering who the next professional signing(s) from the Academy may be.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report / Philadelphia Union II

Match report: Inter Miami CF II 2 – 2 Philadelphia Union II (3-4)

A short-handed Union II side brought back two points from south Florida Sunday evening, a result not inconsiderable given the wider circumstances.

Analysis

Technical staff multitasking: 2024’s Union roster

Tim Jones takes a look at the decisions looming for the Union’s 2024 roster.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report / Philadelphia Union II

Match report: New York Red Bull II 1-2 Philadelphia Union II

Following the first team’s example, Union II secured a one goal victory in North Jersey behind a brace from Nelson Pierre.

Commentary / Philadelphia Union II

Five new Union II professionals

It is time to introduce and discuss Philadelphia Union II’s professional players who are new for 2023.

MLS NEXT Pro Match Report / Philadelphia Union II

Match report: Atlanta United 2 1-0 Philadelphia Union II

In an otherwise even match, a moment of quality from MLS NEXT Pro’s current leading scorer created a chance for a teammate that sent Union II to defeat 1-0.

Commentary

Update: 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup

There have been last minute changes to the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in which Union homegrowns Brandan Craig, Jack McGlynn, and Quinn Sullivan are expected to play.