Contributors

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Senior writer

Mike has been organizing soccer in Philadelphia in one way, shape, or form since 2004 and is the former vice president and former treasurer of Philadelphia’s Casa Soccer League. He writes about the U.S. Women’s National Team and contributes to game day coverage of the Union for the PSP. His illustrious 25-year soccer career includes few championships and even fewer goals. Follow him on Twitter @mikeservedio.

Staff writers

Will is an undergraduate student and junior defender at Rosemont College. He has been involved in soccer in the Chester and Delaware County area since he was five years old and currently coaches for Haverford Soccer Club and trains with West Chester Predators and Philly Lone Star in the offseason. He is a proud 5 for 5 Philly sports fan plus an aspiring Sports Marketer. For tweets about local soccer, Philly sports, and European football follow @whip_the_beam on Twitter.

Anyone who can name Ernesto Lopera and Pat Fidelia among his favorite players has been a fan of Philly footy for a long time. He is a club founder, coach, ref, and original Union season ticket holder.

Nick is a south Jersey native and freelance writer who fell in love with soccer during the 2006 World Cup. Catch him on twitter @nick_fishman or email him at nsfishman90@gmail.com.

Chris is the captain of noted PSP feeder club, West Philly FC, and the co-host of the All 3 Points podcast (@all3points). He once played for Team USA in a little tournament in Chile (the Maccabi Pan-Am Games) and used to be a local rock star (where “star” is meant to connote he was in a band).

Sara is a former midfielder who played for YMS and whose knees gave up before college. Now, she watches soccer at home, just across the river, and works in marketing.

Sean is a recent graduate of West Virginia University who is starting a full time job in D.C. in September. A former runner, he now spends his free time watching soccer. Wolfsburg and Southampton FC fan as well as the Union, so two of those three are yearly disappointments. For bad sports tweets and Union Win it Wednesday contests follow @Grisly_Bear5 on Twitter.

Tim is a southwestern Ohio buckeye transplanted to Chester County, as well as a retired high school soccer coach and teacher who used to have a decent working knowledge of some topics within history twenty years ago. He has held Union season tickets since 2010 and focuses on Bethlehem Steel FC and the Philadelphia Union Academy Schoolhouse in his work for PSP. He is on a first-name basis with the major potholes on the northeast extension between the turnpike and Quakertown.

John became obsessed with soccer in 2013, and now regrets running cross-country and track in high school and college instead of playing soccer in his salad days. Find him on Twitter at @John_S_Osborn.

  • DJ Reider

Bio coming soon.

Christian has a degree in journalism but now sells golf clubs for a living. Funny how that works. He grew up in Tampa, but has roots in Bucks County, where he now lives. Find him on a golf course or in movie theater, or on Twitter @ByChristianSand.

Shayan is a medical student in Philadelphia that would much rather watch and play soccer than do anything else. Originally from Buffalo, NY, he lived in Philadelphia for a few years before moving to his current home in South Jersey with his wife. If you attend Union matches, you’ll recognize him by his groans directed at the referee. Follow him on Twitter: @shayan_waseh.

Photographers and videographers
  • Marjorie Elzey

Coming soon.

Earl is a self-taught photographer and has spent the last 15 years documenting explosive demolitions around the world with his camera. (If you’ve seen any of those Discovery Channel shows, then you’ve seen his work.) When not on the road, he enjoys shooting concerts and Philadelphia Union. Earl loves the community and friendships that the Union has brought him. Fortunately, he has a wonderful and understanding wife who allows him to obsess over soccer and not give him too much crap for his jersey and scarf collection. She even let him name their French Bulldog Zizou. You can see some of Earl’s work photographing things blowing up, concerts, and, of course, the Union, here. Follow him on Twitter @EarlWGardner.

Ryan is a student at York College of Pennsylvania majoring in Mass Communications with a passion for videography. He is an avid soccer fan who produces various videos for PSP. Follow him on Twitter @ryanrgriffith. You can also reach him at ryanrgriffith1@gmail.com.

Rob is a freelance photographer based in Pennsylvania.

Contributors

Steve is Philadelphia labor attorney, and soccer coach and player and a historian of Philadelphia soccer history and perhaps the leading historian of the Philadelphia Atoms. The info on  history of soccer in Philadelphia on the Union website? That was him. He is also a collector of historical footage of US soccer history, examples of which you can view on his YouTube channel. Follow him on Twitter @soccermavn.

In high school, Jeremy was a half decent fullback. In college, he became a mediocre winger/striker. Since then, he’s actually gotten pretty good, and now, on the wrong side of 30, wishes he could have been so as an 18-year-old. Alas. Jeremy writes about the U.S. Men’s National Team, among other things, and co-hosts the All Three Points podcast with Chris Gibbons. Follow him on Twitter @MrJeremyLane.

By day, Greg is an editor for KYW, the Philadelphia region’s highest rated radio station. Once a week, he enters the studio to interview some of the top names in soccer as the host and producer of KYW Philly Soccer Show podcast. He also contributes local soccer coverage to PSP. Outside of covering the beautiful game, Greg is the bassist for the local band Zer0. Follow him on Twitter @GFO1025.

Editors

Dan spent 12 years as an award-winning writer for newspapers and magazines. He dreamed up PSP in 2009, was its first chief editor, and served as PSP’s lead columnist until 2017. He now lives in Italy. Contact him at dwalsh@phillysoccerpage.com. See more at at http://www.danielwalsh.net.

Peter is PSP’s managing editor and Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief. He has reported on the Union and U.S. national teams from fourteen different venues in the U.S. and Canada, and writes a regular column for PSP. He is a member of the California Bar, a Colorado resident, and a Delaware native. Follow him on Twitter @pfandrews.

Ryan is a freelance writer and filmmaker living in Philadelphia. He is a staff writer and editor for PSP.

Paul got back into photography after buying a digital camera a couple of years ago.  Since then, he has been practicing taking sports pictures of his three kids.  Paul has almost 40 years experience in playing and coaching soccer, which helps him anticipate where the action is heading. He currently serves as PSP’s photo editor.

Daniel is a freelance photographer and videographer based in Philadelphia. He played college and minor league soccer in Europe. His photos have been published by Reuters, and he runs Daniel Studio photography. In addition to shooting photos for PSP, he films and produces PSP’s video of interviews, news conferences and other events and serves as PSP’s video editor.

Jim is a freelance writer and social media savant who grew up in the Lehigh Valley but now opines on Philly soccer from upstate New York. Follow him on Twitter @thejimoleary, but be warned it’s only 60% soccer.

Steven is a freelance copywriter living in South Philadelphia. He not only writes for PSP but serves as a copy editor behind the scenes. He enjoys geeking out on literature, film, and soccer. You can see what he’s up to at swwhisler.com.

  • Travis DuBose, daily editor.
Technical director (webmaster)
  • Steve Edling
Alumni

Adam is a former Haverford College soccer player who understands soccer tactics about as well as anyone out there. He is also a former division commissioner for the Casa Soccer League. He writes about Philadelphia Union and provides the kind of tactical analysis rarely seen in the United States. One of the founders of PSP, Adam wrote for the site until Philadelphia Union hired him away in May 2018. You can now read his work on philadelphiaunion.com. Follow him on Twitter @adamtcann.

Ed thought he was, at best, a mediocre midfielder in high school. He realizes now that he was terrible. After a long career in music as a drummer for bands such as Napalm Sunday, the Friggs, the Wipeout Gang, Emma, Ashtabula, and Bardo Pond, numerous North American and European tours, two Peel Sessions, and more than forty records, Ed went to grad school and now has a day job in academic publishing. He also works at The 700, a bar in Northern Liberties, where he curates Footy on the Telly. One of the organizers of the Northern Liberties Music Festival between 2002 and 2013, in 2007 he helped to organize an indoor soccer pickup game on Tuesday nights at the Northern Liberties Rec Center that continues to thrive. He is proud that a Philadelphia soccer history piece he wrote was for PSP was used in the 2012 MLS All-Star Game program. Ed spent over five years as PSP’s managing editor before taking a breather in early 2017. You can reach him at efarnsworth@phillysoccerpage.com. Follow him on Twitter @FarnsworthPSP.

Past contributors

Roger Allaway, Ford Bohrmann, Michael Cann, Tim Carr, Barb Colligon, Rolando de Aguiar, Carlo deMarco, Andrew Desiderio, Sean Doyle, Seth Finck, Allison Frank, Maura Gladys, Joshua Hsu, Andrew Huff, Kevin Kinkead, Michael Long, Chris Luczkowiak, Kyle Mathiot, Pete Mazzaccaro, Bob McBride, Alison Mickel, Phil Naegely, Don Norton Jr., Conor O’Grady, Eli Pearlman-Storch, Ryan Pine, Casey Pladus, Jim Prestifilippo, Earl Reed, Davis Russell, Adam Schorr, Chris Sherman, Brion Shreffler, Alfredo Silva, Nicolai Stoian, Dan Stover, Ben Tracy, Josh Trott, Matt Giovanisci, Tim Uhrich, Gerard van Wilgen, and John Whitesall.

Fans’ View contributors

Ben Brecher, Joe Cosella, Collin Deckert, Scott Ellis, Seth Finck, Chris Gibbons, Staci Klemmer, John Ling, James Lockerbie, BJ Nolek, Scott Pugh, Chris Rudderow, Kyle Tomalin, James Scharnitz, and Ryan Sedwick.