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.

MARCH 24, 2018 - ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: The Tampa Bay Rowdies match against the Bethlehem Steel at Al Lang Field. Photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies
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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 0-2 Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Tampa Bay Rowdies were the better team on the night, defeating Bethlehem 2-0 in spite of stellar play by keeper John McCarthy.

The complicated Bethlehem Steel game-day player pool
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

The complicated Bethlehem Steel game-day player pool

After having watched preseason carefully, PSP estimates the current game-day player pool from which individual game-day rosters will be drawn, subordinate to the short-term needs of the first team. It’s complicated.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 4 – Richmond Kickers 1
USL Match report

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel 4 – Richmond Kickers 1

The Bethlehem Steel won their season opener at home for the first time in their short history, defeating the Richmond Kickers 4-1 to send the wind-chilled fans home happy.

l-r, Aidan Apodaca, Mike Catalano, A. J. Paterson, Drew Skundrich
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Expectations for the 2018 Bethlehem Steel

After sustained careful preseason observation, PSP notes some characteristics of the 2018 Steel, the 2018 USL eastern conference, and what it thinks 2018 Steel success will look like.

Six Bethlehem Steel players to watch in 2018
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Six Bethlehem Steel players to watch in 2018

Following these six players will tell you how Bethlehem Steel’s 2018 season is progressing. All are new.

Change, Part 1: Commentary – a rigid system
Commentary

Change, Part 1: Commentary – a rigid system

In our two part series on change today, Tim Jones comments on the benefit to an inflexible, rigid, organization-wide system of playing soccer.

Steel split back-to-back matches
USL Match report

Steel split back-to-back matches

Bethlehem Steel split two matches, winning Saturday but losing Sunday. All who were fully healthy played a full 90 minutes.

Preseason match report: Bethlehem Steel 2-0 Syracuse
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Preseason match report: Bethlehem Steel 2-0 Syracuse

In spite of a roster depleted by NCAA rules and the flu, Bethlehem Steel defeated Syracuse in a preseason scrimmage 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Preseason match: Bethlehem Steel FC 5 – 2 Penn FC
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Preseason match: Bethlehem Steel FC 5 – 2 Penn FC

Penn FC won the first half, narrowly but clearly. The Steel equalized in the second, and were rampant in the games final 16 minutes with four while giving up one.

Resetting 2018 details for USL and Bethlehem Steel
USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Resetting 2018 details for USL and Bethlehem Steel

A summary of detail changes in the United Soccer league for the 2018 season that will affect Bethlehem Steel.