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.

Independence / WPS

Philadelphia Independence name assistant GM, announce open tryouts

The Philadelphia Independence named former Washington Freedom executive Louise Waxler as their assistant general manager today.  Waxler most recently served as the Freedom’s director of operations, and she managed team, venue and game day operations for the team.   Additionally, the Freedom will hold open tryouts for prospective players Dec. 8-9.  The […]

MLS / Union

Expansion draft targets for the Union

A former 18-goal scorer, a U.S. national team starter and the MLS Cup’s game winner are among the unprotected players available to Philadelphia Union in Wednesday’s expansion draft.  Here’s a list of the most notable, followed by my predicted picks. Chivas USA: striker Eduardo Lillingston, who led Chivas with eight […]

MLS / Union

MLS releases protected lists for expansion draft

Major League Soccer released the protected lists of all 15 MLS teams. You can read the full list here. I’m still going through the list. Expect a follow-up post in the next hour or so detailing some of the notable names available, such as Real Salt Lake midfielder Robbie Russell, […]

MLS / Union

MLS expansion draft protection lists due today

Philadelphia Union will find out today who’s available in Wednesday’s expansion draft.  Teams have till 3 p.m. today to provide their protected player lists to league officials. A brief, half-day trade window closes at noon today. Once we have the protected lists – they’ll hopefully be made public today – we’ll […]

Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / Real Salt Lake

Rimando wins title for RSL

Nick Rimando did it again. The Real Salt Lake goalkeeper stopped two penalty kicks and benefited from a stunning Landon Donovan PK miss to claim the Major League Soccer title for his squad. I said Monday it might play out like this on PKs, and sure enough, it did. How much […]

Union closes registration for tryouts
MLS / Union

Union closes registration for tryouts

Sports Union closes registration for tryouts due to demand   via delcotimes.com If you planned to try out and hadn’t signed up yet, you missed your chance. With people coming from hundreds of miles away to try out for Philadelphia Union, the space just filled up. We’ve heard some inklings […]

UEFA / World Cup - International

ABC Sport – Henry says replay the 'fairest solution'

via abc.net.au Even Thierry Henry says the Ireland-France game should be replayed. So what’s the problem, FIFA? Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

Casa Soccer League / Local Leagues

Local league weekend preview

The biggest question facing local soccer leagues may not be who wins their fall seasons. Rather, it’s this: Will it ever stop raining? In the Casa Soccer League, Philly’s largest, more than half the fall season’s games have been rained out as an El Nino cycle has dropped buckets of […]

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 […]

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