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 / USL / USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1

Playing for the first time in 2017 without any players loaned from the Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem maintained its undefeated streak by drawing the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1-1. The team’s “character players” rose to the challenge.

Philadelphia Union II / USL

Dare we think Steel and playoffs?

A club record unbeaten streak, a 6-point season sweep of last year’s champions, lying fifth in the table, and achieving these while missing a major defender and two mainstay attackers provokes thoughts of eastern Pennsylvania sports fans favorite “P” word, “Playoffs.”

Philadelphia Union II / YSC Academy

Bethlehem Steel’s “character” players

PSP takes a look at some lesser known players for Bethlehem Steel who are making an impact. Also, some Steel players now face a choice in the coming weeks on whether to play college ball or sign pro deals to play in USL.

Philadelphia Union II / USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC sweeps season series with New York Red Bulls II with 2-0 victory

Bethlehem Steel FC swept its season series Sunday afternoon with a second 2-0 victory of the season, reclaiming fifth place in the table and extending its club record seven game undefeated streak.

Philadelphia Union II

Union injury rehabs pose questions for shorthanded Bethlehem side

By intention, the Steel had one discretionary substitution Saturday. It turns out they needed two. Was it a necessary sacrifice or an unnecessary risk?

Philadelphia Union II / USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – Richmond Kickers 1

After a 92-minute rain delay, Bethlehem Steel FC and Richmond Kickers played to a 1-1 draw Saturday evening at Goodman Stadium.

Philadelphia Union II / Press conference notes

Coach credits “continuity” for recent Steel success

The Steel have been winning lately, and Coach Burke attributes it to continuity.

Local / Philadelphia Union II / Reading United AC / West Chester United

Bethlehem, Reading and West Chester play for charity

Match results were less significant than the act of playing during Tuesday’s benefit doubleheader in West Chester, providing support to the Connecticut town that lost so many small children in a 2012 school shooting.

West Chester United

A closer look at Tuesday’s Sandy Hook soccer benefit in West Chester

The beautiful game will be used In West Chester Tuesday night to raise awareness and provide assistance in on-going response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy of 2012. PSP describes and explains.

Philadelphia Union II / Union / YSC Academy

The grass roots: Notes from Bethlehem and the Union Academy

Bethlehem Steel lie 5th in the Eastern Conference table of the USL, and YSC Academy graduated its class of 2017, all but one of whom are off to college.