Articles written by: Tim Jones

Still learning soccer after four decades. A southwestern Ohio buckeye transplanted to Chester County. Loves history, new ideas, baking bread, being a sports fan, and apparently unconnected connections. Though he wouldn't tell you, the PSP crew wants you to know he's a retired high school soccer coach.

Barebones summary:  USA 1 – KSA 1 at U20 World Cup
Report / US / US U-20s

Barebones summary: USA 1 – KSA 1 at U20 World Cup

U-20 USMNT earn its group’s 1st place in Korea to advance to play New Zealand next Wednesday June 1st.

FC Cincinnati vs Bethlehem
5/20/2017
Nippert Stadium
Cincinnati, OH

Photographer: Brett Hansbauer
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Goliath, and little David from Bethlehem

Head coach Brendan Burke modestly understated the matter when he described his most recent opponent as a big-budget, fully-resourced side. While they lost a third game to them Saturday, the two previous clean sheet victories deserve remembrance and praise.

Interchangeable parts in Bethlehem, 2017
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Interchangeable parts in Bethlehem, 2017

Earnie Stewart’s interchangeable parts idea may work better with soccer players than previously thought.

YSC Head of School Photo courtesy of YSC Academy.
Commentary

The Union Academy’s future

The academic portion of the Philadelphia Union’s Academy is of necessity undergoing a transition, as it explores a cutting edge in educational technique while still displaying mainstream, rock-solid, independent school values. PSP’s Tim Jones, a retired teacher, explains.

Young women at the Union Academy, and other Steel points
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Young women at the Union Academy, and other Steel points

Three practical realities indicate YSC Academy will remain an all boys school for the immediate future. And other Steely tidbits.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1-0 FC Cincinnati
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1-0 FC Cincinnati

The Steel score dramatically in the 87th minute to steal three points from highly regarded FC Cincinnati.

Lessons from the Steel’s loss to Orlando
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Lessons from the Steel’s loss to Orlando

As PSP readers struggle to discern a way forward for the Philadelphia Union organization, here are some follow-up thoughts from down on the farm.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 0-2 Orlando City B
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC / USL Match report

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.

Should Bethlehem play in the second or third division?
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

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.

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

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.