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 / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem’s teenage internationals

Bethlehem Steel are not the first player development side to implement a thorough-going youth movement. They are the first to rely heavily on teenage international players. They have six such among their total of nine international players.

USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 0-1 North Carolina FC

Starting seven current or former academy players, a young Bethlehem Steel side dropped their Talen Energy Stadium debut 1-0 to visiting North Carolina FC.

USL Match report

Match report: Birmingham Legion 0-2 Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem Steel FC began its serious experiment with youth successfully in northern Alabama Sunday, defeating expansion side Birmingham 2-0 on goals by Kacper Przybylko and Zach Zandi.

Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem 2019: a different system, new players, and five extra international slots

Bethlehem has moved to a brand new fan base for 2019. Watching a player development side is not the same as watching a conventional one. Here’s what you need to know.

Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

The new United Soccer League Championship and Bethlehem’s prospects in it

Bethlehem’s league has made some changes for 2019, as has Steel itself.

Union Academy

The science behind Ernst Tanner’s youth emphasis

Tim Jones asked YSC Academy Schoolhouse Head of School Dr. Nooha Ahmed Lee about Sporting Director Ernst Tanner’s focus on the 17-t0-21-year-old player age group.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Tim McDermott on Bethlehem Steel FC in the Lehigh Valley

Philadelphia Union chief business officer Tim McDermott talked with PSP about the future of Bethlehem Steel FC in the Lehigh Valley.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Five Steel offseason developments

PSP updates readers on ways the Bethlehem Steel FC player development project has changed since last October.

Roster News / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem acquires defender Steve Kingue on loan

Bethlehem Steel FC now have eight players on their 2019 roster, completing a loan for Cameroonian U-23 international defender Steve Kingue January 25.

Roster News / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Breaking: Bethlehem signs academy center back Ofeimu

Steel FC have signed 2018 amateur standout defender Ben Ofeimu.

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