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.

Brandon Allen leaves the Steel for Nashville
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Brandon Allen leaves the Steel for Nashville

With Brandon Allen’s role with Bethlehem decreasing in recent weeks, the Steel transferred the striker to Nashville SC on Tuesday. PSP’s Tim Jones breaks down the move from both Allen’s and the Steel’s perspective.

Bethlehem deals with roster challenges again
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem deals with roster challenges again

Three details about the 2018 Bethlehem Steel FC: one basic, one sad, and one head-shakingly ironic.

Moar, man of the match
USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 3-1 Richmond Kickers

Although they spotted Richmond the first goal, Bethlehem Steel attacked relentlessly to earn a 3-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at Lehigh.

Match Report: Louisville 3 – Bethlehem 1
USL Match report

Match Report: Louisville 3 – Bethlehem 1

Despite a characteristically brave effort from Brendan Burke’s squad, defending USL champs Louisville FC smelted Bethlehem Steel through three first-half goals.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 FC Cincinnati
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Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 FC Cincinnati

An early goal by Cory Burke and a late intervention by John McCarthy were enough to earn Bethlehem Steel a good point against a powerhouse FC Cincinnati side.

Eight weeks of silence – Olivier Mbaizo
Roster News

Eight weeks of silence – Olivier Mbaizo

No one from Keystone Sports and Entertainment or its subsidiary organization has said anything about the 20 year-old francophone outside defender for 64 days. After exactly eight weeks, the recovery time from meniscus surgery if Fabinho’s prognosis is any example, it is time to answer questions.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 Charleston Battery
USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 Charleston Battery

A valiant effort to secure the first win over Charleston Battery in Steel history fell short, even though Bethlehem were the better side on the pitch and fought back to tie 1-1 behind Cory Burke’s finish.

Match report: Nashville SC 1-0 Bethlehem Steel
USL Match report

Match report: Nashville SC 1-0 Bethlehem Steel

Last year in the second home game, the Steel went up a man and a goal on a last man back red card and a PK. This year in the second home game, the Steel went down a man and a goal on a last man back red card and a PK, and Nashville goalie/coach Matt Pickens made sure the early penalty resulted in three points.

MARCH 24, 2018 - ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: The Tampa Bay Rowdies match against the Bethlehem Steel at Al Lang Field. Photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies
USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 0-2 Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Tampa Bay Rowdies were the better team on the night, defeating Bethlehem 2-0 in spite of stellar play by keeper John McCarthy.

The complicated Bethlehem Steel game-day player pool
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

The complicated Bethlehem Steel game-day player pool

After having watched preseason carefully, PSP estimates the current game-day player pool from which individual game-day rosters will be drawn, subordinate to the short-term needs of the first team. It’s complicated.