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

Crystal ball reveals Bethlehem’s playoff chances

PSP stumbled upon a crystal ball that showed us how Bethlehem Steel would fare down the stretch as they push for a playoff run. Here’s what that crystal ball revealed.

Photo by Earl Gardner
Philadelphia Union II

Questions emerge in Bethlehem’s loss to Toronto

A bare bones roster? A substitutes bench with no backup goalkeeper? Questions about the state of the club emerge in Bethlehem’s 3-2 loss to Toronto.

Union Notes

Union open practice and Q&A: Four observations (and a request)

Tim Jones recently attended a special “Practice and Q & A” for season ticket holders. Tim shares some of what he saw and heard, including observations from Jim Curtin and Earnie Stewart.


Grading Bethlehem Steel’s players so far

Tim Jones hands out grades for how Bethlehem Steel players have performed in the season thus far.

USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 Rochester Rhinos

An early Derrick Jones goal wasn’t enough to hold off a Rochester team that responded well in a battle of tactical smarts and excellent game plans.

Philadelphia Union II

Four snapshots of Bethlehem Steel players

Bolu, Jambo, Taylor and Cole. Recent real improvement characterizes their play for Bethlehem Steel. PSP’s Tim Jones take a look at the arc for the two Philadelphia Union loanees and two signed to the Steel.

Philadelphia Union II

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 2-0 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Bethlehem returned home in dominating fashion.

USL Match report

Match report: Toronto FC II 3-2 Bethlehem Steel

After conceding twice in the first 13 minutes, goals from Ryan Richter and Josh Heard were not enough as Bethlehem’s five-game road series ends at 1-2-2.

Philadelphia Union II

Midway: What we’ve learned from Bethlehem Steel

Halfway through Bethlehem Steel’s inaugural season, PSP’s Tim Jones takes stock of what we’ve learned about the club thus far.

Philadelphia Union II

Match report: Richmond Kickers 0-0 Bethlehem Steel

Ryan Richter secured a clean sheet for Bethlehem by stopping two sure-fire goals that had beaten his keeper. PSP has a report.