Articles written by: Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh started the Philly Soccer Page in 2009. He spent over a decade as an award-winning newspaper and magazine reporter and continues freelance writing on the side. He moved to Italy in 2014. See more at http://www.danielwalsh.net. Email him at dwalsh@phillysoccerpage.com.

The early returns on Ernst Tanner after a statement signing
Analysis / Union

The early returns on Ernst Tanner after a statement signing

Ernst Tanner made a statement with an early striker signing. PSP’s Dan Walsh assesses the Union sporting director’s early moves, which are a mixed bag so far but definitely look impactful.

The author's view at The Den for Millwall-Ipswich. Not a bad seat in the bad house. (Photo: Dan Walsh)
A View from Afar / Culture / England

A Philadelphian abroad: An exchange of football in London

PSP’s Dan Walsh had a surreal football experience while in London several weeks ago. The Eagles were in town to play the Jaguars, and all he wanted was to catch an English soccer match. A strange and enlightening series of encounters ensued.

Ten good, available domestic players who could help Philadelphia Union
A View from Afar / Union

Ten good, available domestic players who could help Philadelphia Union

These 10 players are available, talented, and worth considering by Philadelphia Union because they fill positions of need. PSP’s Dan Walsh runs down the list.

The starting left back job is Matt Real's to win or lose in 2019. (Photo: Paul Rudderow)
Season Reviews / Union

Season review: Off-season Union personnel movement

A comprehensive look at the Union’s player movements, both from Monday and in the off-season ahead, including the likelihood of the Union featuring a 3-5-2 formation, which seems likely with current talent. PSP’s Dan Walsh lays it out.

Season review: Grading the Union players
Season Reviews / Union

Season review: Grading the Union players

PSP hands out grades to Philadelphia Union’s players for their performances this season, and nobody gets graded on a curve.

Photo by Paul Rudderow
Season Reviews / Union

Season review: It’s over. Now what? (2018 edition)

PSP’s Season Review series kicks off today and will run for the next two weeks: For Philadelphia Union, it’s nine years and counting without a playoff win, but those Union fans got an exciting season with often beautiful soccer that could provide the sort of optimism they haven’t had in years.

Why the Union fell short
A View from Afar / Union

Why the Union fell short

The Union were one of MLS’s best teams from May 10 until they stepped on the Yankee Stadium pitch. PSP’s Dan Walsh breaks down what went wrong at the end and notes that, on the whole this year, Jim Curtin deserves more credit than blame.

Postgame analysis: Union 0-1 NYRB
Analysis / Union

Postgame analysis: Union 0-1 NYRB

The Union outplayed arguably the league’s best team in most aspects of Sunday’s game, save for one key one: The final product. PSP’s Dan Walsh analyzes the situation and puts a spotlight on the right winger spot currently occupied by C.J. Sapong.

The nasty underbelly of Anthony Precourt’s $82 million Columbus-Austin scam
A View from Afar / MLS

The nasty underbelly of Anthony Precourt’s $82 million Columbus-Austin scam

Everyone is rightly happy that the Columbus Crew will stay in Columbus. PSP’s Dan Walsh wants to talk more about how Anthony Precourt is scamming MLS for an expansion club in Austin at an $82 million discount.

Five thoughts on the Union: Fixing the fatal flaw, 3rd place, Curtin’s future
A View from Afar / Union

Five thoughts on the Union: Fixing the fatal flaw, 3rd place, Curtin’s future

The Union’s fatal flaw, how to address it (hint: he’s pictured), the remaining schedule and their shot at third place, and Jim Curtin’s prospects for a 2019 return, courtesy of PSP’s Dan Walsh.

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