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

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.

A View from Afar / Union

Goodbye to the great Union tease of 2018

The 2018 Philadelphia Union produced some of the most entertaining soccer in the club’s history. With the stunning trade of Keegan Rosenberry and Borek Dockal’s departure, their stylish possession game appears to be a thing of the past. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks back — and ahead.

Philly Soccer Page Info

The state of PSP heading into 2019

A quick rundown on the state of PSP as we close down 2018 and enter our 10th year of publishing.

Annual Awards

PSP Women’s Player of the Year: Carli Lloyd

The Delran, N.J. native is aging gracefully and remains, at 36, a key USWNT contributor. She is once again PSP’s Women’s Player of the Year.

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.

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.

Photo by Earl Gardner
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.

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.

Photo by Earl Gardner
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.

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