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.

Breaking News

Union transfer Mark McKenzie to Belgium’s KRC Genk

The Delaware native gets his move to Europe as the Union earn one of the highest transfer fees for a defender in MLS history.


Thinking through Union absences for 2021 international play

PSP’s Tim Jones presents a worst-case analysis of Union international absences in the season ahead — an important consideration as the club builds a new roster.

Breaking News

Union II announces end-of-season roster moves

Union II announce that three professional players have survived towards 2021’s unknown competitive future.


Examining the Union’s 2021 roster: Replacement versus addition

PSP’s Tim Jones builds projected depth and roster charts for the 2021 Union, and ponders what roster moves on which Ernst Tanner and Chris Albright may be working.


A look back at Brendan Burke

With Brendan Burke set to leave the Union organization, PSP’s Tim Jones remembers what he learned covering Bethlehem Steel FC’s only head coach.


The meaning of two Best XI Homegrowns

Tim Jones iconoclastically unpacks what it meant for Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie to make the 2020 MLS Bext XI.

Commentary / Union

The five new Homegrowns

Tim Jones discusses realistic expectations for 2021’s five new Union home grown players.


A look at potential internal roster replacements

With key players likely to leave the Union this offseason, Tim Jones takes a look at potential replacements from the organization’s position pipelines.

USL - Philadelphia Union II

Offseason updates from Union II

Tim Jones consolidates what tidbits there are this offseason regarding Philadelphia Union II activity.

Analysis / USL - Philadelphia Union II

Contributors to the Shield

PSP’s Tim Jones examines the role Bethlehem Steel FC played in developing contributors for the Union’s 2020 roster beyond the Academy boys.