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.

Analysis / Philadelphia Union II

Midseason Union II roster review, part one: The amateurs

With graduation from the Union Academy imminent, Tim Jones begins his midseason review of Union II’s roster by looking at the amateurs who’ve played for the developmental side.

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Match report: Rochester New York FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union II

An older, bigger, and stronger Rochester side defeated Union II 3-0 on Saturday evening.

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Match report: Philadelphia Union II 1-0 Orlando City B

Union II kept its second clean sheet of the season while defeating Orlando City B 1-0 behind a goal from Paxten Aaronson.

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Match Report: Philadelphia Union II 2 – 1 Inter Miami CF II

Union II fought back from a one-goal deficit in the first half to win its first road match of the season behind a brace from striker Nelson Pierre and seven saves from keeper Brooks Thompson.

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How to watch Union II away matches

What to expect and how to get the most out of watching Philadelphia Union II away games on the new MLS NEXT Pro livestream platform.

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Match report: Philadelphia Union II 2-1 New York City FC II

Two set pieces by Union II defeated New York City FC II on a gorgeous spring evening at Subaru Park.

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Match report: Philadelphia Union II 3(4)-3(5) Chicago Fire FC II

Union II fought back from a two goal deficit at halftime to take a 3-2 lead in the 72nd minute, but conceded an equalizer in stoppage time and lost the penalty kick shootout 5-4 to Chicago Fire II.

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A conversation with throw-in guru Thomas Gronnemark

Tim Jones reports from his chat with the international throw-in coach, who is in town to consult with the Union.

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Match report: Philadelphia Union II 0-1 Columbus Crew 2

Nine Union first-teamers started for the reserves, but the visitors left Subaru Park with a narrow victory.

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Player development, organizational culture, and winning

Tim Jones takes a look at the role winning plays in developing the Union organization’s young players.