Articles written by: Jim O'Leary

Jim started writing for PSP around the same time the Union announced they were looking to hire a Chief Tattoo Officer. Those two facts probably aren't related, but what if they were? He's on twitter @thejimoleary, but be warned it's only about 60% soccer.

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A PSP after-school special: Don’t cross the line

How can we address the horrible behavior of the worst “fans”?

Daily news roundups

News roundup: The Union find a point, Bethlehem comes home empty handed, and Rooney gets a hat trick

Plus: Philly starts the campaign for WC2026 hosting, troubles continue for Robert Kraft, and it’s called fashion Pablo, look it up.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union lose, Steel win, and USWNT asks for their fair share (again)

Plus: Diego Chara finds a new way to earn a card, Pulisic is doing fine, and a “shocking” development around the Qatar World Cup.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1 – 3 Toronto FC

With a scoreline like that, there were obviously significant problems. But it wasn’t all bad news as far as individual performances go.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union lose, Steel sign a new defender, and #MLSisBack!

Plus: It’s cold in Denver, Barca passes RM, and the USWNT is in a pickle.

Season Previews / Union

Is the Union’s back line as young as we think?

They’re short on years, but with the experience under their belts they can be held to a higher standard.

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Daily news roundups

News roundup: see ya C.J., Revs owner in trouble, and the U20 WC Draw

Plus: Union win their final preseason game and a keeper refuses to leave the field.


What makes the Union different this year?

Why the Union’s mediocrity sticks out even amongst the general mediocrity of Philadelphia sports.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Fabián debuts, Union lose, and US Open Cup news

Plus: Jurgen returns, Zlatan quotes, and 20-0.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Marco Fabian, Kamara on the move, and tragedy in Rio

Plus: Bethlehem beats Motown, a handful of new jerseys, and Manchester City teases Chelsea

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