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.


Talen’s turf and the 2018 BSFC squad

The turf at Talen Energy stadium needs help. Also, where the players who secured the organization’s only playoff advancement have landed.

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Match report: Charlotte Independence 2-1 Bethlehem Steel

In a battle of quick turnarounds, the more experienced Charlotte Independence handled it better and beat Bethlehem 2-1. They were desperate for their first win.

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Match report: Bethlehem Steel 3-1 Charleston Battery

A brace from Kacper Przybylko and a penalty from Fabinho powered Bethlehem Steel to its first-ever win over Charleston Battery, 2-1.

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Match report: Swope Park Rangers 3-4 Bethlehem Steel

On the same day the Union’s nascent youth movement defeated F. C. Dallas’s older one in stoppage time, so its player development side defeated Sporting Kansas City’s making up three goals in the last 25 minutes, including a winner at the death.

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Two goals at Talen!: Player analysis after Pittsburgh

Forcing the Pittsburgh “Lilley-hounds” to come from behind to tie Saturday night surprised many people. PSP runs through the lineup player by player.


Newsworthy: Bethlehem attendance and the Concacaf Nations Leagues

Bethlehem’s attendance is different in Chester, and the USMNT will begin to compete in Concacaf’s Nations League A this coming September.

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Match report: Bethlehem Steel 0-1 Memphis 901

Once again, one defensive error caused Bethlehem to lose 1-0, as the hosts couldn’t generate any offense against visiting Memphis 901.

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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.

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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.

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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.