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.

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Match report: Bethlehem Steel 0-2 Orlando City B

Bethlehem Steel were beaten Sunday by a brace that included the Orlando shooter’s first professional goal.

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Should Bethlehem play in the second or third division?

PSP explores the question of which division Bethlehem should play in once USL splits into two divisions.

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Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2 – 3 Harrisburg City Islanders

Bethlehem Steel fought back after City Islanders charged furiously out of the gate. But after pulling even, Bethlehem fell at the death. Former Union men Aaron Wheeler and Pedro Ribiero contributed to the City Islanders’ win.

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In reserve: Which Union loanees could help them now?

There might be help for the Union down on the farm from reserve players who have been showing well there. PSP’s Tim Jones evaluates Giliano Wijnaldum, Adam Najem, Marcus Epps, Jack Elliott and Auston Trusty for Union duty.

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Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2-0 FC Cincinnati

Bethlehem picked up their first win since July off the back of a Seku Conneh brace.

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USL to create Division 3 all over again

Having spent two years working hard to win promotion from division three status, less than three months after succeeding has the league announced its new D3 entity in a complex gambit to absorb the remnants of NASL?

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Match report: Rochester Rhinos 3 – Bethlehem Steel 2

Bethlehem’s comeback fell short as Rochester scored an 88th minute goal to knock off a Bethlehem squad featuring a starting lineup almost entirely comprised of Philadelphia Union loanees.

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Scorecard: The 2017 Bethlehem Steel

An in-depth bullet list explains from where a Steel game-day lineup is assembled and itemizes the players most likely to be in the game-day 18s.

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Bethlehem Steel outlook for 2017

Preseason is over for the Steel. It is time to fearlessly forecast their future. PSP’s Tim Jones looks at Bethlehem’s projected lineup, how they’ll play, and how the Union loanees and Union Academy players fit in.

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Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Bethlehem Steel

C.J. Sapong scored twice, but Bethlehem held their own for much of the match in their final USL season tuneup. PSP has a match report.