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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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.

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.