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.

Breaking News / Philadelphia Union II

Bethlehem’s 2018 USL home opener and conference alignment

The USL will continue with a two conference alignment in 2018, and Bethlehem will remain in the east, but the surprises are the absences of Rochester and Orlando City B, and the last-minute addition of Indianapolis in addition to known expansion sides Nashville and Atlanta 2.

Breaking News / Philadelphia Union II

Breaking news: Steel sign defender

Bethlehem Steel FC have begun construction of its new central defense with the signing of former Notre Dame national champion defender Brandon Aubrey who spent 2017 on loan to Toronto FC II from the parent club.


Concussion – What is to be done?

Concussion is a tragedy waiting to happen in professional soccer. This year U. S. Soccer should have extra time to focus on the problem.

Breaking News / Philadelphia Union II

Breaking News: Steel sign midfielder

Bethlehem Steel FC have signed the 2016 5th pick in the Super Draft, central midfielder Omar Holness who is 5 months into recovering from ACL surgery.

Breaking News / Roster News

Breaking News: Steel sign striker

The Bethlehem Steel have signed former New York Red Bulls Homegrown striker Brandon Allen to be a veteran presence at the top of the central channel for the 2018 season.

Roster News

Learn more about Union’s new signing Cory Burke

The Philadelphia Union have promoted former Bethlehem striker Corey Burke to the first team. Burke is the first Steel player to be promoted from the developmental side without passing through the Union’s academy.

Philadelphia Union II

With many roster needs, Bethlehem remains silent

Bethlehem Steel FC’s roster — and its 2018 United Soccer League competitive milieu — has not yet emerged from 2018’s decision-making cocoon.


The Union, the expansion draft, and a depth chart

PSP guesses whom the Union will protect and expose in the LAFC expansion draft, within the context of its best understanding of the organization’s current depth chart.


Player to watch: Anthony Fontana

Take a look at one of the Union’s most promising young prospects, Anthony Fontana.

Breaking News

Bethlehem’s Moar a finalist for USL Rookie of the Year

The Bethlehem Steel’s Santi Moar is one of three finalists for the 2017 USL Rookie of the Year Award.