Articles written by: Tim Jones

Still learning soccer after nearly five decades. A southwestern Ohio buckeye transplanted to Chester County. Used to teach history, enjoys new ideas, sometimes bakes bread, is a sports fan, and loves apparently unconnected connections.

USL Match report

Steel split back-to-back matches

Bethlehem Steel split two matches, winning Saturday but losing Sunday. All who were fully healthy played a full 90 minutes.

USL Match report

Preseason match report: Bethlehem Steel 2-0 Syracuse

In spite of a roster depleted by NCAA rules and the flu, Bethlehem Steel defeated Syracuse in a preseason scrimmage 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.

USL Match report

Preseason match: Bethlehem Steel FC 5 – 2 Penn FC

Penn FC won the first half, narrowly but clearly. The Steel equalized in the second, and were rampant in the games final 16 minutes with four while giving up one.

Philadelphia Union II

Resetting 2018 details for USL and Bethlehem Steel

A summary of detail changes in the United Soccer league for the 2018 season that will affect Bethlehem Steel.

USL Match report

Preseason match report: Bethlehem Steel 11-1 Junior Lone Star

Bethlehem Steel has been practicing since Jan. 30. Junior Lone Star started practice a week ago. It showed.


Youth development 2018-style: “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.”

PSP has learned new things that reflect the Union’s commitment to youth development broadly defined, above and beyond what we are all seeing this preseason.

Philadelphia Union II / Report

The Steel’s preseason experiment

Bethlehem Steel FC is trying a new conditioning theory this preseason.

Analysis / Philadelphia Union II

Predicting the USL East

Our foolishly fearless forecast is made without benefit of any on-pitch observations.

Breaking News / Union

The Union’s later round draft picks

The Union picked two midfielders and a forward at the back end of the 2018 SuperDraft

Analysis / Philadelphia Union II

Pressure creates diamonds – the Steel’s 2018 schedule

The newly-released USL game schedule for 2018 demands that the Steel improve markedly as spring progresses through summer into fall.