Articles written by: Tim Jones

Still learning soccer after four decades. A southwestern Ohio buckeye transplanted to Chester County. Loves history, new ideas, baking bread, being a sports fan, and apparently unconnected connections. Though he wouldn't tell you, the PSP crew wants you to know he's a retired high school soccer coach.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem’s roster: Too old or continuing

Here’s what PSP thinks of the Bethlehem Steel FC roster at the end of the season.

Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Ernst Tanner’s news conference and Bethlehem Steel

PSP thinks about what the content of Ernst Tanner’s first official news conference might mean for putting together the 2019 Bethlehem Steel.

USL Match report

Bethlehem Steel FC’s season ends with 2-0 defeat to Louisville

Bethlehem Steel could not repeat last weekend’s comeback on the Monongahela further downstream at the falls of the Ohio River, falling to defending champions Louisville FC 2-0.


Playoff match preview: Bethlehem Steel at Louisville City FC

What to expect from Bethlehem’s match in Louisville Saturday night.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel scores comeback playoff win in PKs

Bethlehem Steel came back from two deficits and executed a perfect penalty shootout to win its first-ever playoff game, toppling favorites Pittsburgh Riverhounds on the road, 2-2 (8-7).

Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

USL Quarterfinal preview: Bethlehem Steel FC at Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Tim Jones lays out what to expect from Bethlehem and Pittsburgh Saturday night on the banks of the Monongahela.

USL Match report

Match Report: Tampa Bay Rowdies 0 – 1 Bethlehem Steel FC

In their last regular season match, Bethlehem Steel FC defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the first time ever 1-0, securing a spot in the USL playoffs and finishing at the highest position in the club’s short history.

Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

If Bethlehem defeats Tampa Bay, they make the playoffs

Here’s our best guess at how the east’s season finales will shake out into the conference playoff quarterfinals. Places 5 through 10 are separated by only four points, and Bethlehem’s outcomes range from fifth-place to missing out entirely. Even if there are five other major upsets, If Bethlehem wins on Sunday they will secure the last playoff spot.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Baseball diamonds as soccer pitches

Playing soccer in a minor league baseball park provides lots of ready-made seats, parking, concessions, and lights. But a quality soccer pitch? Not so much, not even with the oil billions in the Bronx.

USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem 4 – 0 Toronto II

The game was a “must-win” against a team that had scored 16 goals in its previous six games. Bethlehem Steel FC prevailed 4-0 to remain in 6th place in the USL eastern conference playoff race with three more games to play.

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