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.

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.

Photo by Earl Gardner
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?


What might stand in the way of Division 2 sanctioning for the USL?

If the USL fails in its bid for Division 2 sanctioning, it is the stadium capacity of a significant number of MLS-owned teams that may have been the issue.

Union Academy

A day at YSC Academy

PSP’s Tim Jones, a former longtime independent school teacher, reports his observations from spending a day in the classroom with the players who attend YSC Academy.

YSC Academy

YSC Academy opens its doors: Three points

Tim Jones recaps some of the highlights of the YSC Academy open house on Tuesday night.