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

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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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Go big or go home: Fixing the Union’s striker position

C.J. Sapong has hit another epic slump. With the summer transfer window opening next week, it’s time for the Union to do something about it, PSP’s Dan Walsh writes.

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Q&A: The key questions in the Stewart replacement search

What traits should the Union seek in a new sporting director?¬†Who are some candidates worth considering? What does the next sporting director need to do? PSP’s Dan Walsh takes a stab at the key questions and adds some notes on the Union’s center midfield situation. Updated.

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A mixed bag: Evaluating Earnie Stewart’s Union tenure

Earnie Stewart’s tenure as Philadelphia Union sporting director has been a mixed bag. With Stewart departing Philadelphia for a job with U.S. Soccer, PSP’s Dan Walsh offers this evaluation. Updated.

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The gutsiest performance in Union history

We’ve seen hundreds of Philadelphia Union games. We never saw one like this. PSP’s Dan Walsh has this take.

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Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 4-1 Real Salt Lake

Fafa Picault and Borek Dockal put in dominant performances as the Union once again showed they can play on the left side of the field after all. PSP’s Dan Walsh has the postgame analysis.

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