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.


Looking ahead at the season’s midpoint

This coming offseason will bring a new collective bargaining agreement between MLS and MLS’s Players Association. And there will be a players association organized in USL Championship as well.


Steel’s “on loan” players at mid-season

PSP assesses the Bethlehem Steel 2019 players that are on loan trying to earn contracts to remain with the club for the next 12 to 24 months.

Coach Burke at the end of the Nashville match 6/9/19

Assessing Bethlehem’s contract players at mid-season

The mid-year analysis of Bethlehem’s players, begun last Thursday with the first-teamers who come down, continues with those under contract to the Steel.


The countdown clock for Union prospects

Planning for the future is a continuous process, and by a season’s midpoint conversations are very likely underway about the next season’s roster. PSP begins its customary mid-season roster analysis with the first-teamers who usually come down to Bethlehem for their game minutes.

USL Match report

Match Report: New York Red Bulls 4-0 Bethlehem Steel

An undermanned Bethlehem squad equalled their disastrous 2017 outing in North Jersey, falling 4-0 against New York Red Bulls II.


Charting how the Union and Bethlehem were assembled for 2019

Ever wanted to see how the Union and Steel rosters were constructed in visual form? Tim Jones provides a chart-based look at both teams.


Derrick Jones’ time

Consider the departure of Bethlehem Steel and Philadelphia Union path breaker Derrick Jones.

USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 Atlanta United II

Although they managed to get a second-half equalizer, for much of Sunday night the young Bethlehem Steel were outplayed by Atlanta’s reserve side.

West Chester United

West Chester United advance in the U. S. Open Cup

West Chester United advanced to the second round of the Open Cup, playing their sixth consecutive road game next Wednesday, May 15 in Birmingham Alabama against the Legion.

USL Match report

Match report: Loudon United 3-3 Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem dropped two points at Audi Field against DC United’s new USL affiliate, conceding an equalizer in the third minute of stoppage time Friday night.