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.

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Season review: Union center backs do the unexpected, for better or worse

For better or worse, the Union’s center backs did the unexpected this yar. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at how things went for Jack Elliott, Mark McKenzie, and Auston Trusty and what the future holds for the talented young trio.

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The Union’s season ends, but optimism and excitement remain

The greatest season in Philadelphia Union history has ended, but there’s more to come. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at why the Union lost and why so much more may be on the horizon.

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Philadelphia Union and the Statement Game

The Union’s 3-1 win over Atlanta United was like no other in Union history, something that is happening a lot this year. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes stock of the Union’s grand statement game.

Philly Soccer Page Info

PSP is under new(ish) management

PSP has a new management team in place. Here are the details.

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Mark McKenzie’s missed opportunity

This could have been the year Mark McKenzie broke out on an international stage. Instead, the U.S. U-20 captain faces one of the biggest challenges of his young career.

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Taking stock: The Union at midseason

PSP’s Dan Walsh takes stock of Philadelphia Union at midseason after a first half of the season that, despite Saturday’s loss, went better than any in Union history.

Roster News

Striker Andrew Wooten signs with Philadelphia Union

The German-American striker joins from Bundesliga 2 side Sandhausen, where his torrid springtime goal streak drew a lot of attention.

Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Ilsinho

After his performance Saturday, who else could it be?

Ilsinho
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The best damn Union game we’ve ever seen

The Union’s 3-2 comeback win over the New York Red Bulls was as memorable a game as there has been in the Union’s history, PSP’s Dan Walsh writes.

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The scenic route: Finding time for the beautiful game

Time waits for no one, which caused PSP’s Dan Walsh to miss Saturday’s Union game while visiting family in New Jersey. He writes about finding time to follow the game — and everything else in life.