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.


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.

Uncategorized / USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 FC Cincinnati

An early goal by Cory Burke and a late intervention by John McCarthy were enough to earn Bethlehem Steel a good point against a powerhouse FC Cincinnati side.

Roster News

Eight weeks of silence – Olivier Mbaizo

No one from Keystone Sports and Entertainment or its subsidiary organization has said anything about the 20 year-old francophone outside defender for 64 days. After exactly eight weeks, the recovery time from meniscus surgery if Fabinho’s prognosis is any example, it is time to answer questions.

USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 Charleston Battery

A valiant effort to secure the first win over Charleston Battery in Steel history fell short, even though Bethlehem were the better side on the pitch and fought back to tie 1-1 behind Cory Burke’s finish.

USL Match report

Match report: Nashville SC 1-0 Bethlehem Steel

Last year in the second home game, the Steel went up a man and a goal on a last man back red card and a PK. This year in the second home game, the Steel went down a man and a goal on a last man back red card and a PK, and Nashville goalie/coach Matt Pickens made sure the early penalty resulted in three points.