Articles written by: Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh started the Philly Soccer Page in 2009. He spent over a decade as an award-winning newspaper and magazine reporter and continues freelance writing on the side. In 2014, he moved to Italy. See more at http://www.danielwalsh.net. Email him at dwalsh@phillysoccerpage.com.

The mysterious, lost season of Richie Marquez
A View from Afar / Union

The mysterious, lost season of Richie Marquez

He was the Union’s best defender for two years. Then he got benched after a sickness. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at Richie Marquez’s lost season.

Philly Unity Cup kicks off tonight
Philly Unity Cup

Philly Unity Cup kicks off tonight

The Philly Unity Cup kicks off tonight. The city-wide tourney features 48 teams representing immigrant communities throughout the area. PSP has the story and a preview of a sports tournament unlike any in America.

Union responds to criticism over town hall meeting
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Union responds to criticism over town hall meeting

A Philadelphia Union spokesman responded to a PSP column critical of the team’s town hall meeting for season ticketholders last week, saying there was no intent to keep secret the meeting’s contents. He explained the club’s approach and thought process. Here’s what he had to say.

News roundup: MLS transfer window closes without Union deals
Daily news roundups

News roundup: MLS transfer window closes without Union deals

There was a ton of player movement around MLS, but the Union’s biggest personnel move is a new tattoo artist. PSP runs down the day’s news, including the sad news about former Sons of Ben president Kenny Hanson.

Playoffs? The road ahead for the Union
A View from Afar

Playoffs? The road ahead for the Union

The Union’s remaining schedule doesn’t look good. PSP’s Dan Walsh breaks it down game-by-game to lay out what their playoff chances really look like. Also, some chatter about some young Union players who need to get some minutes.

Postgame / Video

PSP Union Postgame Show: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew

In case you missed it, here’s the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans after and before the game, and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Peter Andrews and Greg Orlandini.

Five thoughts on the Union, the universe and everything
A View from Afar

Five thoughts on the Union, the universe and everything

Andre Blake’s international breakthrough, a Union summer transfer window update, Roland Alberg does Roland Alberg things, Najem and Epps, and the man/myth/legend that is Mike Petke. PSP’s Dan Walsh hits it all.

Making the leap, and why it’s time to trade Josh Yaro
A View from Afar

Making the leap, and why it’s time to trade Josh Yaro

PSP’s Dan Walsh writes about the joy of watching young players make the leap and why the Union should trade Josh Yaro. Also, a look at how the Union’s tough remaining schedule will impact their playoff hopes.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City
Match previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City

The Union travel to Kansas City on Thursday to face what could be the league’s best team in one of the league’s toughest venues. PSP’s Dan Walsh previews the match. UPDATED: Chris Pontius was called up to the USMNT this morning.

Five thoughts on the Union: Medunjanin’s class and more
A View from Afar

Five thoughts on the Union: Medunjanin’s class and more

PSP’s Dan Walsh shares some thoughts on the Union, starting with Haris Medunjanin’s class and running through to the lesson the Union should learn from the Chicago Fire’s signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger.