Contributors

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Senior writers

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.

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 3 Points podcast with Chris Gibbons. Follow him on Twitter @Jertxt.

Staff writers

Sean is a recent graduate of West Virginia University who lives in Washington, DC. 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.

  • Thomas Hill

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.

  • Ben O’Brien

A resident of the Fairmount neighborhood in Philadelphia, Ben graduated from Temple University with a degree in Economics and Risk Management. He possesses average soccer playing skills, but excels in watching the game from the couch.

  • Blake Zuschnitt
Photographers and videographers
  • Marjorie Elzey
  • Howie Pollard
  • Ben Ross
  • Ruairi Rossi
  • Stephen Speer
Contributors

Steve is a Philadelphia labor attorney, 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.

Editors
  • Matt Custer, Co-Managing Editor

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. Finally putting his journalism degree to good? use.

  • Kyle Grantham, Co-Managing Editor

Former photojournalist, still a freelancer, Kyle works in local county government as digital media director.

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 England (via Italy). Contact him at dwalsh@phillysoccerpage.com. See more at at http://www.danielwalsh.net.

PSP’s former managing editor, Peter has reported on the Union and U.S. national teams from fifteen different venues in the U.S. and Canada, and writes a regular column for PSP. Follow him on Twitter @pfandrews.

The co-host of the All 3 Points podcast (@all3points) is also the captain of noted PSP feeder club West Philly FC. He writes columns and match analyses in addition to his editing duties, and his pieces are often full of Douglas Adams quotes or the kind of music that shows his nearly middle age.

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.

  • Mark Judson, 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. 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 curated 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 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, John Whitesall, Ryan Rose, Shayan Waseh, Christian Sandler, Sara Griswold, John Osborn, Earl Gardner, Steve Whisler, Joseph Bertucci, Greg Orlandini, DJ Reider, Paul Catrino, Travis DuBose, Nick Fishman, Jim O’Leary, Ryan Griffith, Rob Simmons, Daniel Gajdamowicz, Andrew Speizman, Tim Lutz, Will Boehmer

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.