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.

Commentary

2024 Union II preseason: Florida phase

PSP analyzes the 2024 Florida phase of Union II’s preseason.

Commentary / News

2024’s new rules, and possibly new referees

MLS has changed some rules, and their enforcers may go on strike for the opening of 2024.

Analysis

Tanner 2.0 Taking Shape for Transitions

First gleanings about the transition towards the Union’s next five-year cycle.

Analysis / Union

Bedoya signing completes roster build

An unofficial estimate of what the first team’s roster will be at the beginning of its various regular seasons.

Breaking News / CONCACAF Champions League / Roster News / Union

Clues from the Union Roster for CONCACAF Champions Cup

Observations on the Union’s current Concacaf Champions Cup roster.

Breaking News / Roster News / Union

Tanner Adds Semmle to Goalie Lineup

Photo courtesy Philadelphia Union Communications In another example of the scouting department finding roster candidates in less traditional places, the Philadelphia Union signed USL Championship Louisville City FC goalkeeper Oliver Semmle on Wednesday, January 31, the first day MLS’s primary 2024 transfer window was officially open. Semmle is a German citizen […]

Offseason Issues / Philadelphia Union II

Updating MLS Next Pro and Philadelphia Union II

Tim Jones looks into PSP’s cracked, cloudy, inaccurate crystal ball and speculates on Union II’s 2024 season.

Breaking News / Union

Union sign attacker Markus Anderson

PSP develops further information on new Union attacker Markus Anderson.

Preseason / Union

Preseason match: Union 3 – 1 NYCFC

Limited information available about Saturday’s closed match against NYCFC.

Analysis / Preseason / Union

Who will back up Andre Blake?

Tim Jones takes a deep dive into the question of Andre Blake’s new backup.