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. He moved to Italy in 2014. See more at http://www.danielwalsh.net. Email him at dwalsh@phillysoccerpage.com.

Season review: Grading the Union players
Season Reviews / Union

Season review: Grading the Union players

PSP hands out grades to Philadelphia Union’s players for their performances this season, and nobody gets graded on a curve.

Photo by Paul Rudderow
Season Reviews / Union

Season review: It’s over. Now what? (2018 edition)

PSP’s Season Review series kicks off today and will run for the next two weeks: For Philadelphia Union, it’s nine years and counting without a playoff win, but those Union fans got an exciting season with often beautiful soccer that could provide the sort of optimism they haven’t had in years.

Why the Union fell short
A View from Afar / Union

Why the Union fell short

The Union were one of MLS’s best teams from May 10 until they stepped on the Yankee Stadium pitch. PSP’s Dan Walsh breaks down what went wrong at the end and notes that, on the whole this year, Jim Curtin deserves more credit than blame.

Postgame analysis: Union 0-1 NYRB
Analysis / Union

Postgame analysis: Union 0-1 NYRB

The Union outplayed arguably the league’s best team in most aspects of Sunday’s game, save for one key one: The final product. PSP’s Dan Walsh analyzes the situation and puts a spotlight on the right winger spot currently occupied by C.J. Sapong.

The nasty underbelly of Anthony Precourt’s $82 million Columbus-Austin scam
A View from Afar / MLS

The nasty underbelly of Anthony Precourt’s $82 million Columbus-Austin scam

Everyone is rightly happy that the Columbus Crew will stay in Columbus. PSP’s Dan Walsh wants to talk more about how Anthony Precourt is scamming MLS for an expansion club in Austin at an $82 million discount.

Five thoughts on the Union: Fixing the fatal flaw, 3rd place, Curtin’s future
A View from Afar / Union

Five thoughts on the Union: Fixing the fatal flaw, 3rd place, Curtin’s future

The Union’s fatal flaw, how to address it (hint: he’s pictured), the remaining schedule and their shot at third place, and Jim Curtin’s prospects for a 2019 return, courtesy of PSP’s Dan Walsh.

Believing in the unbelievable: The Union’s current run
A View from Afar / Union

Believing in the unbelievable: The Union’s current run

The Union’s play over the last week defies belief if you’ve been watching this team for years. We don’t believe what we’re seeing either, but wow, it’s all true. PSP’s Dan Walsh sorts through it.

Raves: Andre Blake, the best shot-stopper we’ve ever seen
Featured / Raves / Union

Raves: Andre Blake, the best shot-stopper we’ve ever seen

No Union player drops jaws like Andre Blake, the greatest shot-stopper PSP’s Dan Walsh has ever seen. PSP offers this appreciation.

Raves: The return of a PSP series
Raves

Raves: The return of a PSP series

We hear sports fans rant all the time.
Now it’s time for some Raves.

Phang, the Union's mascot.
Fan Culture / Satire / Union

WtPh? The new Union mascot

Philadelphia Union’s new mascot has arrived, and the reactions are, well … yeah. As you might have guessed. PSP’s Dan Walsh has a little fun with it.

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