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.

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.

Players of the Week: Selmir Miscic and Brandan Craig
Player of the Week

Players of the Week: Selmir Miscic and Brandan Craig

The two Philadelphia Union Academy players had big games for their teams this weekend. Also, some love for a pair of Union players who get honorable mention.

Match report: D.C. United 0-2 Philadelphia Union
Union match reports

Match report: D.C. United 0-2 Philadelphia Union

The Union continued their winning ways with a big road win over D.C. United behind an equally big night from C.J. Sapong.

Player of the Week: Ray Gaddis
Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Ray Gaddis

The Union veteran quietly broke the club’s record for most minutes played in a career. Also, honorable mention to the acrobat who plays behind him.

How the Union overcame a unique defensive game plan
A View from Afar / Union

How the Union overcame a unique defensive game plan

New England came out with a unique plan to stop the Union. Here’s what they did, how it worked, and how a disciplined Union beat them anyway.

Player of the Week: Alejandro Bedoya
Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Alejandro Bedoya

He’s been underrated and overlooked all season long, but with another great performance Saturday, Union captain Alejandro Bedoya continued putting in one of the best seasons by an MLS midfielder this year.

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