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.


Thinking about Austin FC’s expansion draft and the Union

Tim Jones makes some assumptions about an Austin FC expansion draft, and speculates about whom the Union might protect and expose.

USL - Philadelphia Union II

The unsettled future of Union II

Tim Jones explores the reports that Philadelphia Union II will leave USL Championship to join an MLS professional reserve league.

Commentary / USL - Philadelphia Union II

A very close look at Union II’s 2020 players

Tim Jones discusses the Union II players whose two-year trial period is expiring, and those who have made significant contributions to the season.


The Union first team’s 2021 roster

With the transfer window now open, Tim Jones looks at what he thinks he knows about the Union’s roster for 2021.

Analysis / USL - Philadelphia Union II

Union II’s decimated striker corps

Tim Jones reviews the Union II’s striker situation and a possible reason why they have scored so few goals.

Commentary / USL - Philadelphia Union II

A look at Union II’s roster: Part one

Tim Jones digs into the new role of the Union Academy in filling the USL squad’s roster.

Analysis / USL - Philadelphia Union II

The end of Union Academy amateur U18/19s

Tim Jones runs down the changes in the national youth development structure that may lead to the end of the Union Academy’s amateur U18/19 team.

Commentary / USL - Philadelphia Union II

What Union II has learned since the restart

Tim Jones looks at the learning experience for the Union’s USL side since their season restart.


Thoughts on MLS’s potential schedule

PSP’s Tim Jones works through some of the possibilities for the resumption of the MLS schedule after the Orlando tournament concludes.

Roster News / USL - Philadelphia Union II

Union sign Nathan Harriel to Homegrown contract

The young right back will spend 2020 with Union II before his MLS contract begins in January.