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.

Bethlehem Steel outlook for 2017
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel outlook for 2017

Preseason is over for the Steel. It is time to fearlessly forecast their future. PSP’s Tim Jones looks at Bethlehem’s projected lineup, how they’ll play, and how the Union loanees and Union Academy players fit in.

Mark McKenzie defends Jay Simpson 3/25/2017
Report / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Bethlehem Steel

C.J. Sapong scored twice, but Bethlehem held their own for much of the match in their final USL season tuneup. PSP has a match report.

Meet Santi Moar
Roster News / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Meet Santi Moar

Santi Moar, a Spanish left channel attacker, has made a strong impression in preseason, providing defense, assists,and goals.

Mark McKenzie addresses the ball
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC / USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-1 Harrisburg City Islanders

A hybrid side of Steel professionals and Academy amateurs holds Harrisburg City Islanders full preseason squad in the wind in Wayne.

Steel profile: Anthony Fontana
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel profile: Anthony Fontana

Is Newark Delaware’s Anthony Fontana, a YSC Academy junior who practiced with the Philadelphia Union start-to-finish this preseason, their next home grown signing?

YSC Academy seniors announce college choices
YSC Academy

YSC Academy seniors announce college choices

Union-affiliated YSC Academy announces its seniors’ college plans, and 100% will be playing soccer somewhere.

USL hybrids, profits and imitating baseball
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

USL hybrids, profits and imitating baseball

As professional soccer evolves in the United States, it has begun to imitate the oldest of American pro sports. PSP’s Tim Jones explains.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-0 Temple
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC / USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel 1-0 Temple

Steel blanked Temple on the back of an Adam Najem goal. Fellow Union players Brian Carroll, Giliano Wijnaldum and Marcus Epps also featured.

Photo by Mikey Reeves
USL Match report

Match report: Villanova 2-3 Bethlehem Steel

Santi Moar led Bethlehem to victory in another warmup for the Union’s USL affiliate.

Player to Watch:  Derrick Jones
Feature / Players to watch

Player to Watch: Derrick Jones

Mental quick study Derrick Jones may become the first product of the Union Academy and wholly-owned affiliate Bethlehem Steel FC to start for the Union as a complementary player to Haris Medunjanin and Alejandro Bedoya.