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

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.

Season Reviews / Union Academy

The Union Academy’s 2017 seasons summarized

PSP briefly summarizes how the older teams in its Academy have fared during calendar 2017.

Philadelphia Union II

Who’s ready to jump from USL to MLS?

PSP analyzes which of the Bethlehem Steel’s players might be ready to jump to the Union first team.

Analysis / USL

Monday’s night’s player development lessons

While Red Bulls did not win Monday night’s first leg hosting Toronto in the playoffs, their excellent player development process was fully on display.

Philadelphia Union II

The Steel should lock in Burke

Brendan Burke has grown since the beginning of the Bethlehem Steel project, and his departure would be a significant loss.

USL Match report

Match report: Louisville City FC 4-0 Bethlehem Steel FC

Louisville controlled the match against a Bethlehem side that couldn’t overcome the absence of Santi Moar and the presence of some very one-sided officiating.

Philadelphia Union II

Meaningful late-October soccer, in Louisville

This week the Bethlehem Steel are getting the attention their season’s performance deserves. Playoff soccer is a different animal. PSP reviews the key points of the regular season games, guesses the Steel’s line-up, and identifies a potentially key Louisville personnel difference.