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.

Player to watch: Anthony Fontana
Profiles

Player to watch: Anthony Fontana

Take a look at one of the Union’s most promising young prospects, Anthony Fontana.

Bethlehem’s Moar a finalist for USL Rookie of the Year
Breaking News

Bethlehem’s Moar a finalist for USL Rookie of the Year

The Bethlehem Steel’s Santi Moar is one of three finalists for the 2017 USL Rookie of the Year Award.

The Union Academy’s 2017 seasons summarized
Season Reviews / Union Academy

The Union Academy’s 2017 seasons summarized

PSP briefly summarizes how the older teams in its Academy have fared during calendar 2017.

Who’s ready to jump from USL to MLS?
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Who’s ready to jump from USL to MLS?

PSP analyzes which of the Bethlehem Steel’s players might be ready to jump to the Union first team.

Giovinco for the win 10/30/17
Analysis / USL

Monday’s night’s player development lessons

While Red Bulls did not win Monday night’s first leg hosting Toronto in the playoffs, their excellent player development process was fully on display.

The Steel should lock in Burke
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

The Steel should lock in Burke

Brendan Burke has grown since the beginning of the Bethlehem Steel project, and his departure would be a significant loss.

Match report:  Louisville City FC 4-0 Bethlehem Steel FC
USL Match report

Match report: Louisville City FC 4-0 Bethlehem Steel FC

Louisville controlled the match against a Bethlehem side that couldn’t overcome the absence of Santi Moar and the presence of some very one-sided officiating.

Meaningful late-October soccer, in Louisville
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Meaningful late-October soccer, in Louisville

This week the Bethlehem Steel are getting the attention their season’s performance deserves. Playoff soccer is a different animal. PSP reviews the key points of the regular season games, guesses the Steel’s line-up, and identifies a potentially key Louisville personnel difference.

Steel playoff update
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel playoff update

With a win Bethlehem will finish 6th and play at the Tampa Bay Rowdies. With either draw or a loss, they will finish 8th and play Louisville in Louisville Friday night.

Steel clinch playoff spot
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel clinch playoff spot

Bethlehem Steel FC qualify for the USL playoffs for the first time in their modern history since the Tampa Bay Rowdies eliminated Orlando City B 2-0 Thursday evening. They could finish 8th, 7th or 6th, and will have an away playoff game the weekend of October 20-22.