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.

Philadelphia Union II

2018’s “character players” on the Bethlehem Steel

Six good players of whom only the most dedicated Bethlehem Steel fans have heard.

USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 0-0 Louisville City

Bethlehem’s young lineup and clever tactical approach earned the hosts a 0-0 draw against defending champions Louisville City.


A closer look at Derrick Jones in the USOC

What does Tuesday’s Open Cup match against the Richmond Kickers’ bench teach us about Derrick Jones as a center midfielder? Speculatively, it may be more than you might think.

USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 2-1 North Carolina FC

The Steel displayed high character relentless tenacity Saturday night and stole three points on the road against North Carolina. The two youngest players on the pitch scored their goals, one in his “professional” debut on his amateur contract.


Mckenzie goes from Wake Forest bench to Union stalwart

Mark McKenzie made the MLS Team of the Week. Tim Jones takes a look at the Academy grad and a NY Red Bulls counterpart.

Philadelphia Union II / USL Match report

Match report: Ottawa Fury 1-0 Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem surrendered a goal less than a minute after the first whistle, and fell to Ottawa 1-0 in Canada on Friday night.

Analysis / Philadelphia Union II

Brandon Allen leaves the Steel for Nashville

With Brandon Allen’s role with Bethlehem decreasing in recent weeks, the Steel transferred the striker to Nashville SC on Tuesday. PSP’s Tim Jones breaks down the move from both Allen’s and the Steel’s perspective.

Philadelphia Union II

Bethlehem deals with roster challenges again

Three details about the 2018 Bethlehem Steel FC: one basic, one sad, and one head-shakingly ironic.

USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 3-1 Richmond Kickers

Although they spotted Richmond the first goal, Bethlehem Steel attacked relentlessly to earn a 3-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at Lehigh.

USL Match report

Match Report: Louisville 3 – Bethlehem 1

Despite a characteristically brave effort from Brendan Burke’s squad, defending USL champs Louisville FC smelted Bethlehem Steel through three first-half goals.