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 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.

OTTAWA, ON - AUGUST 05: USL match between the Ottawa Fury FC and Bethlehem Steel at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON. Canada on Aug. 5, 2017.

PHOTO: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography/Ottawa Fury FC
USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2 – 1 Ottawa Fury

Bethlehem Steel FC took points from the Ottawa Fury at home, and they did so with minimal loans from the Union.

On the current USL league meetings
Commentary

On the current USL league meetings

USL owners criticize the so-called MLS2 player development sides that make up 37% of USL. Will they stay in Division Two or be dropped to Division Three?

USL game schedule to expand next season
USL

USL game schedule to expand next season

USL announced an additional week and an addition two games per team for its 2018 schedule.It further referenced three expansion sides for next season, although so far only two have been officially announced, Nashville and Fresno. Many expect Las Vegas will be the third.

Bethlehem Steel’s academy pipeline resets
Roster News / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel’s academy pipeline resets

As last year’s academy graduates leave to pursue college, the beginning of the new school year provides and opportunity to meet new young players. Brendan Burke sets out evaluative criteria and introduces us to some of them.

Match Report: Bethlehem lose to Charlotte 0-4
USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem lose to Charlotte 0-4

Bethlehem suffered their worst home defeat ever, matching the four goal loss away to New York in second game ever last season. Charlotte were simply the better team.