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.

A more frugal 2018 Union bench?
Analysis

A more frugal 2018 Union bench?

Possible off-season organization roster promotions ranging from plausible to bold. They would clear salary space for needed help, if our salary guesses are anywhere close to reasonable.

Distance, time and money: USL conference realignment
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Distance, time and money: USL conference realignment

PSP analyzes travel time and travel costs for the USL east and the USL west, and guesses what realignment into three conferences might look like.

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USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Irma challenges the Steel

Mother Nature is not helping Bethlehem make the playoffs. Their home Tampa match is postponed to the end of the month, creating a back-to-back home-and-homes within a four-day span.

Three veteran constants in Bethlehem Steel’s 2017 universe
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Three veteran constants in Bethlehem Steel’s 2017 universe

Three veterans put the competitive steel in the Bethlehem Steel in 2017. They are Cory Burke, Hugh Roberts and James Chambers.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – 1 Orlando City B
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC / USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – 1 Orlando City B

Bethlehem Steel FC salvaged a draw against Orlando in the humidity and heat.

Steel playoff chances revisited
Analysis / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel playoff chances revisited

At the three-quarter mark of the season, Bethlehem Steel FC are still in the playoff picture but are in a dogfight with four other sides for one of the bottom three qualifying slots. Here’s our opinion of their chances.

Explaining the Steel’s 2017 road record
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Explaining the Steel’s 2017 road record

Bethlehem Steel head coach Brendan Burke explains why the 2017 road record is already 250% better than 2016’s — two points and the away records table.

Match report: Bethlehem 1 – 3 Louisville
USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem 1 – 3 Louisville

While the Steel lost to Louisville, they were not outclassed by the elite side from Kentucky.

Santi Moab's winner in Ottawa 8/5/17
Analysis

An assessment a little past midseason: Bethlehem Steel FC

PSP analyzes why the 2017 version of the Bethlehem Steel is better than that of the previous year. There are three clear reasons.

A Machiavellian response to USL’s complaining owners
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

A Machiavellian response to USL’s complaining owners

If USL were to expel its player-development sides, NASL could succor them, solve its problems, and make two equal division two leagues in North America a permanent situation.