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.

Raves: Andre Blake, the best shot-stopper we’ve ever seen
Featured / Raves / Union

Raves: Andre Blake, the best shot-stopper we’ve ever seen

No Union player drops jaws like Andre Blake, the greatest shot-stopper PSP’s Dan Walsh has ever seen. PSP offers this appreciation.

Raves: The return of a PSP series
Raves

Raves: The return of a PSP series

We hear sports fans rant all the time.
Now it’s time for some Raves.

Phang, the Union's mascot.
Fan Culture / Satire / Union

WtPh? The new Union mascot

Philadelphia Union’s new mascot has arrived, and the reactions are, well … yeah. As you might have guessed. PSP’s Dan Walsh has a little fun with it.

Players of the Week: Selmir Miscic and Brandan Craig
Player of the Week

Players of the Week: Selmir Miscic and Brandan Craig

The two Philadelphia Union Academy players had big games for their teams this weekend. Also, some love for a pair of Union players who get honorable mention.

Match report: D.C. United 0-2 Philadelphia Union
Union match reports

Match report: D.C. United 0-2 Philadelphia Union

The Union continued their winning ways with a big road win over D.C. United behind an equally big night from C.J. Sapong.

Player of the Week: Ray Gaddis
Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Ray Gaddis

The Union veteran quietly broke the club’s record for most minutes played in a career. Also, honorable mention to the acrobat who plays behind him.

How the Union overcame a unique defensive game plan
A View from Afar / Union

How the Union overcame a unique defensive game plan

New England came out with a unique plan to stop the Union. Here’s what they did, how it worked, and how a disciplined Union beat them anyway.

Player of the Week: Alejandro Bedoya
Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Alejandro Bedoya

He’s been underrated and overlooked all season long, but with another great performance Saturday, Union captain Alejandro Bedoya continued putting in one of the best seasons by an MLS midfielder this year.

Don’t look now: The Union are good
A View from Afar / Union

Don’t look now: The Union are good

The Union have won all nine games that Cory Burke has started at striker, and they are 10-6-1 since their dreadful start to the year. This team is good, and their upcoming five-game stretch will show just how good, PSP’s Dan Walsh writes.

A good few days for the Union
A View from Afar / Union

A good few days for the Union

After leaving Hoffenheim amid acrimony, Ernst Tanner turned lemons into lemonade with a great achievement at Salzburg. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes stock of the Union’s new sporting director and major developments at striker and in the U.S. Open Cup.

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