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 Email him at

Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Alejandro Bedoya

Runners up include Sergio Santos and Peter Nolan of West Chester United.

Player of the Week

Player of the Week: David Accam

Is the David Accam of old back? It certainly looks like it, after he created two more goals to lead the Union to victory.

Player of the Week / Union

Player of the Week: David Accam

David Accam scored two goals just days after his father died. It not only won the Union a game, but it was more goals than he had scored all last year.

Player of the Week / Union

Player of the Week: Brenden Aaronson

It wasn’t the goal that made Brenden Aaronson’s MLS debut so brilliant. It was everything else. PSP’s Dan Walsh breaks down the Medford teen’s dream night, which would’ve been that much more impressive if anyone else on the Union could finish.

Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Zach Zandi

The Bethlehem Steel midfielder and Villanova product created both goals in the team’s opening day win. Also, some honorable mention to some Steel technical wizardry and, alas, C.J. Sapong.

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A View from Afar / Season Previews

The Negadelphian’s Guide to the Union in 2019

Have the Union traded one European GM’s tactical dogmatism for another’s? Can their fullbacks pull off a 4-4-2 diamond? Where do Picault, Accam and Ilsinho fit in? And what’s with the guys from Germanic lower divisions? PSP’s Dan Walsh poses eight key questions, plus a theory about how the Union ripped off Chicago in the Sapong trade.

Season Previews / Union

Readers poll: Philadelphia Union head into a new season

Philadelphia Union kick off the MLS regular season this weekend. PSP wants to know what you think of the club heading into opening day.

A View from Afar / Union

The perfect signing? Assessing the Fabian deal

PSP’s Dan Walsh assesses the financial details of the Marco Fabian signing, its impact on the fan base, and where it leaves the Union’s roster build.

Analysis / Local

Is the end of pro soccer in the Lehigh Valley at hand?

With anemic attendance likely for Bethlehem Steel in Chester this year, PSP’s Dan Walsh explores the problems with the team playing in Chester and options for the club’s future in the Lehigh Valley.

A View from Afar / Union

Union blow up the draft, lose a key coach, stare at an incomplete roster

B.J. Callaghan made a major impact with the Union that earned him his own U.S. national team callup. Also, commentary from PSP’s Dan Walsh on Ernst Tanner’s rejection of the MLS amateur draft and the abundance of roster spots he still has to fill.