Articles written by: Dan Walsh

Novelist in progress. Former newspaper & magazine reporter. Occasional freelancer. Started PSP in 2009 with some awesome guys. Moved to Italy in 2014, then the UK in 2019. See more at http://www.danielwalsh.net. Follow on Twitter @danwalsh_writes.

UEFA

Soccer gambling syndicate targeted this guy, and here's how

If you’re looking for some insights into the European match-fixing scandal spilling out of Germany, check out this story by The New York Times. They tell the story of how one German player got caught up in it. Guns, debts, cash, organized syndicates, and a gambling culture among players – […]

Casa Soccer League / Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League roundup — week 9

Real Optimus shut out Philadelphia Athletic 3-0 on Saturday to win the regular season title in the Casa Soccer League’s second division. Leland Raum scored two goals, and Nick Jennings added another to earn Real Optimus promotion to Casa’s Primera division next spring. Real Optimus came into the match sitting […]

Union

Meet Philadelphia Union players at Tir Na Nog Tuesday night

Philadelphia Union’s first 11 players will be at Tir Na Nog on Tuesday night for a meet-and-greet. The team and their supporters club, the Sons of Ben are collecting canned goods and money donations for their “Help Kick Hunger!” drive. Things start at 6:30 p.m. and run till 9 p.m. […]

Philly Soccer Page Info

Upgrading this site

Next week, you’ll see some changes on this site. We’ll be moving over to WordPress, which will allow us to do a few things differently. We used Posterous.com to start with because it’s very user-friendly and is good for simply getting straight content onto the web. Now that we see […]

Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / USMNT

Donovan to Europe — best thing for MLS

A successful Landon Donovan move to Europe would be good for Major League Soccer. Yes, I said it. No, I haven’t spent the day doing bong hits. Picture it: Donovan moves to a mid-table team in Spain, France or England. He gets regular playing time and produces. He doesn’t need to […]

Casa Soccer League / Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League — week 9

The Casa Soccer League plays its last round of regular season games this week (weather permitting), with playoff and promotion spots on the line. In the league’s top division, five teams are vying for the final two playoff spots, with West Philly FC and Deportivo Arsenal already having clinched postseason […]

World Cup - International

Today's World Cup draw live online

Yes, even if you don’t have cable TV access, you can watch the draw live online today at ESPN 360. Coverage starts at noon EST. Expect our contributors to weigh in here at the Philly Soccer Page once the groups are announced.  Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

MLS / Union

Union acquire Califf

It’s official: The Union have acquired U.S. international defender Danny Califf, who this week terminated his contract with FC Midtjylland in the Danish league. Big signing. Califf should immediately step in as one of the top defenders in the Eastern Conference and give the Union a solid anchor in the […]

College Soccer

Rutgers loses a soccer giant

There wasn’t a lot of fanfare when Bob Reasso resigned as Rutgers University men’s soccer coach Monday. There should have been.  Reasso took an ordinary soccer program and turned it into a giant of college soccer. Rutgers made three final fours and a national championship game. When the U.S. finally stepped […]

Independence / WPS

Independence get a stadium

The Philadelphia Independence will play its home games at West Chester University, the new women’s professional team announced today. John A. Farrell Stadium is 15 miles north of Wilmington, Del. and seats about 7,500. It has artificial FieldTurf as a playing surface.  Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page