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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Philadelphia Union II

Steel continuity and change from 2016 to 2017

PSP’s Tim Jones provides a brief look at some of the changes coming to Bethlehem Steel and USL this season.

Union / Union match reports

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Orlando City

C.J. Sapong equalized for the Union and Ilson, Jr. produced a brilliant goal as the Union played to a 3-3 draw in a 135-minute scrimmage that was not available for viewing by the public.

Philadelphia Union II / Roster News

Steel profile: Cory Burke

PSP continues our series of profiles looking at key contributors for Bethlehem Steel FC. Up this week is Jamaican international Cory Burke.

Union / Union match reports

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-1 Chicago Fire

Michael de Leeuw scored the lone goal to drop the Union in a closed door scrimmage in Bradenton, Florida.

Philadelphia Union II

James Chambers: Elder statesman

Bethlehem’s lone returning veteran, James Chambers, will play a central role on a young squad in 2017.

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Philadelphia Union II

Auston Trusty: Trailblazer

Auston Trusty broke new ground in 2016, and he can do so much more going forward.


Steel profiles: Brendan Burke

PSP’s series of Bethlehem Steel player profiles actually starts with the coach.

YSC Academy

Teaching “self-responsibility” at YSC Academy

Tim Jones looks at how YSC Academy works to educate students for success, be it on the field or off.


A quick look at new Steel signing Matt Real

Tim Jones on new Bethlehem Steel signing, and Union Academy product, Matt Real.


2017 USL takes shape

What’s new for the newly Division 2 USL in 2017?