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.

The captain’s return
Commentary

The captain’s return

Maurice Edu has gotten his first match minutes since September of 2015, playing a little over a half an hour for Bethlehem Steel on Sunday. How did he look?

Some history
Commentary

Some history

The Union’s USL project is unconventional to the point of experiment, valuing player development above all.

Match Report: City Islanders 2-2 Bethlehem Steel
USL Match report

Match Report: City Islanders 2-2 Bethlehem Steel

After coming from behind to take a 2-1 lead, Bethlehem conceded an 81st minute equalizer and are now winless over the last eight games.

Match Report: Louisville 1-0 Bethlehem
USL Match report

Match Report: Louisville 1-0 Bethlehem

Bethlehem falls on the road to Louisville and are now winless in the last seven games.

Roster rights to Bethlehem’s Daly traded to RailHawks
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Roster rights to Bethlehem’s Daly traded to RailHawks

Mickey Daly’s roster rights have been traded to NASL-side Carolina RailHawks for both a loan fee and a transfer fee.

Another Steel loss spotlights lack of depth
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Another Steel loss spotlights lack of depth

Another Bethlehem Steel loss has exposed the same institutional problems as the prior ones: Insufficient depth on a roster far too small. PSP’s Tim Jones illustrates how.

Why did Bethlehem and Philadelphia loan a top player for nothing?
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Why did Bethlehem and Philadelphia loan a top player for nothing?

Bethlehem Steel’s playoff chances may have ended once they loaned former USL all-star center back Mickey Daly to the Carolina RailHawks, seemingly for nothing. So why were Bethlehem and parent club Philadelphia Union so charitable? Tim Jones has a theory.

Bethlehem Steel’s roster is too small and too flawed
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel’s roster is too small and too flawed

Bethlehem Steel FC have played multiple games without a full substitutes bench, going without a backup goalkeeper or backup center back.. What gives? PSP’s Tim Jones explains the situation.

Crystal ball reveals Bethlehem’s playoff chances
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Crystal ball reveals Bethlehem’s playoff chances

PSP stumbled upon a crystal ball that showed us how Bethlehem Steel would fare down the stretch as they push for a playoff run. Here’s what that crystal ball revealed.

Questions emerge in Bethlehem’s loss to Toronto
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Questions emerge in Bethlehem’s loss to Toronto

A bare bones roster? A substitutes bench with no backup goalkeeper? Questions about the state of the club emerge in Bethlehem’s 3-2 loss to Toronto.