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.

Breaking News / Union

Breaking news: Union sign Richard Odada from Red Star Belgrade

The Union sign the 21-year-old Kenyan midfielder to a two-and-a-half-year contract with team options for the following two seasons.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2-1 New England Revolution

A come-from behind victory and a performance that transcends the score sheet has a lot of high scores in this report card.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Chicago Fire 1-0 Philadelphia Union

A tired and depleted Union team weren’t their best on Wednesday night, and these scores reflect that.

Union / Union match reports

Match Report: New England Revolution 1-1 Philadelphia Union

The Union responded to an unfortunate penalty with an immediate goal, against the run of play, from a substitute to take a point home.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Portland Timbers 0-2 Philadelphia Union

No major mistakes and a road win has everyone getting passing grades in this week’s assessment.

Commentary / USMNT

How I learned to stop worrying and leave John Brooks off the 2022 World Cup roster

The still-nominally-in-Wolfsburg defender is the best center back who hasn’t been on a recent USMNT roster, but Jim O’Leary argues he shouldn’t automatically replace the injured Miles Robinson.


Now the work begins for the Union

After completing a soft opening, the Union are finally open for business and we’ll start to see what they’re really made of.

Commentary / Union

The schedule isn’t easy, it’s just a soft opening

The Union’s schedule has been front-loaded with teams low on the table, allowing the Union to extend their pre-season into the actual season.

Union / Union match reports

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 Columbus Crew

An early own goal was all the Union needed to collect three points, scoring no goals of their own despite the significant investments that started on the front line.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Charlotte FC

Lackluster opposition keeps ratings from reaching impressive heights despite the confident performance.