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.

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.

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

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

  • Paul Catrino

 

  • Thomas Hill

 

  • 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

  • Andrew Spiezman

 

  • Gabriel Zabaleta
Photographers and videographers
  • Marjorie Elzey

Coming soon.

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.

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 England (via 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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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, Ryan Rose, Shayan Waseh, Christian Sandler, Sara Griswold, John Osborn, Earl Gardner, Steve Whisler, Joseph Bertucci, Greg Orlandini, DJ Reider.

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.

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