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.


Who is the Union’s best steal?

Tim Jones dives deep into the Union’s salary cap.

Analysis / Breaking News

MLS’s plan for a lower-division stepping-stone league

Tim Jones gives his observations on the news that MLS has a new lower division league project, first reported by the Athletic.

Breaking News

Union’s Champions League semifinal dates and times set

Tim Jones reports the dates of the Union’s CCL semifinal and adjustments to the regular season schedule, and examines the ramifications of those changes on the club’s roster.


Breaking down the Union 2’s preseason

Union 2, a team without a league, appear to be done with their “preseason.”


Philly to the semifinals

What lies ahead for the Union in SCCL’s semifinals, by the numbers.

Analysis / Union

Union international roster slots nine and ten

Why buy a tenth roster slot when you have just freed your ninth one? Tim Jones attempts to read the tea leaves.

USL - Philadelphia Union II

Preseason match report: Union II 3-3 Hartford Athletic

Tim Jones shares some notes from a preseason match for the Union’s reserve side.

Analysis / USL - Philadelphia Union II

A Union 2 preseason update

Tim Jones breaks down what we know about Philadelphia Union 2’s preseason.

Schedule news / Union

A closer look at the Union’s 2021 schedule

Tim Jones breaks down the minute details of the Union’s 2021 schedule. Plus, Peter Andrews highlights some of the matches with the most juice.


Preseason scrimmage news and deductions: Orlando City 3-1 Union

A short-handed Union side, focused on conditioning and not picking up additional injuries, did not outscore Orlando in yesterday’s scrimmage.