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.

Bethlehem Steel’s “character” players
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Bethlehem Steel’s “character” players

PSP takes a look at some lesser known players for Bethlehem Steel who are making an impact. Also, some Steel players now face a choice in the coming weeks on whether to play college ball or sign pro deals to play in USL.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC sweeps season series with New York Red Bulls II with 2-0 victory
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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC sweeps season series with New York Red Bulls II with 2-0 victory

Bethlehem Steel FC swept its season series Sunday afternoon with a second 2-0 victory of the season, reclaiming fifth place in the table and extending its club record seven game undefeated streak.

Seku Conneh contests the ball v Richmond
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Union injury rehabs pose questions for shorthanded Bethlehem side

By intention, the Steel had one discretionary substitution Saturday. It turns out they needed two. Was it a necessary sacrifice or an unnecessary risk?

Seku Conneh contests the ball v Richmond
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Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – Richmond Kickers 1

After a 92-minute rain delay, Bethlehem Steel FC and Richmond Kickers played to a 1-1 draw Saturday evening at Goodman Stadium.

Coach credits “continuity” for recent Steel success
Press conference notes / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Coach credits “continuity” for recent Steel success

The Steel have been winning lately, and Coach Burke attributes it to continuity.

Bethlehem, Reading and West Chester play for charity
Local / Reading United AC / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC / West Chester United

Bethlehem, Reading and West Chester play for charity

Match results were less significant than the act of playing during Tuesday’s benefit doubleheader in West Chester, providing support to the Connecticut town that lost so many small children in a 2012 school shooting.

Banner for "Soccer night in PA for Sandy Hook" 2017
West Chester United

A closer look at Tuesday’s Sandy Hook soccer benefit in West Chester

The beautiful game will be used In West Chester Tuesday night to raise awareness and provide assistance in on-going response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy of 2012. PSP describes and explains.

The grass roots: Notes from Bethlehem and the Union Academy
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The grass roots: Notes from Bethlehem and the Union Academy

Bethlehem Steel lie 5th in the Eastern Conference table of the USL, and YSC Academy graduated its class of 2017, all but one of whom are off to college.

Rubber Match report:  Harrisburg City Islanders 0 – Bethlehem Steel FC 1
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Rubber Match report: Harrisburg City Islanders 0 – Bethlehem Steel FC 1

Philadelphia Union’s second string defense keep a clean sheet, and Captain James Chambers took the game’s only goal early in he second half to win the Bethlehem Steel’s season series against Harrisburg.

Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2 – 0 New York Red Bulls II
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Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 2 – 0 New York Red Bulls II

Bethlehem got their first-ever win against Red Bulls II, currently the highest scoring team in the United Soccer League.