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.

MLS / Union

MLS announces 2009 expansion draft rules

Major League Soccer finally released rules for next Wednesday’s expansion draft, and it looks like Philadelphia Union will have basically the same rules to work with as the Seattle Sounders had. The lone change in the rules appears to be a provision allowing for “Home Grown” players to be exempt […]

Daily news roundups / Local Leagues

Sons of Ben host food drive this Saturday

The Sons of Ben are taking food donations at this Saturday’s soccer matches at Pennypack Park in northeast Philadelphia, with plans to give the food to a charity in Chester.  Last year, the SoBs and Philadelphia Union gave $2,501 and 600 pounds of food to the Bernadine Center, a nonprofit […]

MLS

The best of MLS

Major League Soccer named its 2009 best XI today, and the list was full of familiar faces: Landon Donovan, Dwayne De Rosario, Shalrie Joseph, along with Donovan’s fellow U.S. national teamers: Conor Casey, Stuart Holden, Chad Marshall and Jeff Cunningham. Some big names were left off the list though, including Cuauhtémoc […]

World Cup - International

Eagles-Giants have nothing on Egypt-Algeria

Philly fans may get a bit nuts, but they have nothing on the Egyptians and Algerians, whose match tomorrow could be the wildest of the week.  Egypt’s finest one-upped Eagles fans’ snowball assault on Santa Claus by stoning the Algerian team’s bus Thursday and bloodying three Algerian players.  If that […]

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Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / Real Salt Lake / Union

Rimando's guesses and the expansion draft

Nick Rimando’s most amazing feat wasn’t that he stopped three penalty kicks to send Real Salt Lake to the MLS Cup. It was that the RSL goalkeeper “guessed” right on six of seven shots. Rimando reads penalty kicks so well that it’s clearly not guesswork for him. He went the […]

Philly Soccer Page Info

Welcome to the Philly Soccer Page

Welcome to The Philly Soccer Page, a new site we hope will become a must-read for soccer fans in Philadelphia and the surrounding Delaware Valley. With two top-tier professional teams starting play here in 2010, this seemed the right time to assemble our own team to follow the game in […]

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