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 hot stove season starts, the Union are quiet
A View from Afar / Commentary

The hot stove season starts, the Union are quiet

The Union have been quiet throughout the early MLS off-season. It’s not the first time. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes a look back.

Goodbye to you, 2017
Commentary

Goodbye to you, 2017

As some of our readers might say, it’s been a long season, but maybe this year (2018) will be better than the last. PSP’s Dan Walsh hopes so, and he takes stock of the year that was and the year that will be.

PSP Women’s and Amateur Player of the Year: Amirah Ali
Annual Awards

PSP Women’s and Amateur Player of the Year: Amirah Ali

The reigning NSCAA Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year is also PSP’s Amateur and Women’s Player of the Year. All this time, she was starring on fields right in our backyard.

The festivities began with a game featuring the Union's youth teams.
Annual Awards / Philadelphia Unity Cup

PSP Executive of the Year: Bill Salvatore

For his role in putting together one of the best statements about the identity of Philadelphia and America, in the form of the Philadelphia Unity Cup, Bill Salvatore deserves our thanks and recognition.

News roundup: Harrisburg’s fascinating revamp, sordid Columbus news, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Harrisburg’s fascinating revamp, sordid Columbus news, more

The USL’s Harrisburg side will become Penn FC, a partnership with youth soccer conglomerate Colorado Rush. Also, more awful news out of Columbus from their movie bad guy owner, and interesting stuff from around U.S. and world soccer.

Assessing the Union departures
A View from Afar / Union

Assessing the Union departures

PSP assesses the personnel departures announced by Philadelphia Union this week.

Your new favorite MLS club is…
A View from Afar / MLS

Your new favorite MLS club is…

The future is cloudy for Downingtown’s Zack Steffen and the Columbus Crew, but one thing’s for sure: You will never have as much fun this playoff season as you will while rooting for them. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains how cheering for Columbus will stick it to The Man and be a whole lot of fun.

It’s over. Now what? (2017 edition)
A View from Afar / Season Reviews / Union

It’s over. Now what? (2017 edition)

It’s now eight years for the Union without a playoff win. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes stock and looks at the way ahead for the club.

News roundup: Union break records (good & bad), MLS playoff field set, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union break records (good & bad), MLS playoff field set, more

The Union’s record-setting day, final numbers on the Union’s season, MLS playoff field set, tons of news from Atlanta-Toronto, more news.

PSP Union postgame show
Postgame / Union / Video

PSP Union postgame show

Jim Curtin addresses questions about job security, Brian Carroll on his final MLS game, C.J. Sapong on breaking the Union scoring record, a postgame wrap-up from PSP’s Ryan Rose and Nick Fishman, and more.