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.

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.

Bethlehem Steel FC logo
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.

Steel profile: Josh Heard
Roster News / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel profile: Josh Heard

A glance at the potential of Bethlehem Steel midfielder Josh Heard

James Chambers, Yosef Samuel, and Matt Mahoney prepare to attack
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC / USL Match report

Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 7-0 Junior Lone Star

Bethlehem dominated the NPSL side from Philly in a scrimmage that was as much for conditioning as it was for the soccer.

Steel continuity and change from 2016 to 2017
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel continuity and change from 2016 to 2017

PSP’s Tim Jones provides a brief look at some of the changes coming to Bethlehem Steel and USL this season.

courtesy Philadelphia Union
Union / Union match reports

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Orlando City

C.J. Sapong equalized for the Union and Ilson, Jr. produced a brilliant goal as the Union played to a 3-3 draw in a 135-minute scrimmage that was not available for viewing by the public.