Articles written by: Jim O'Leary

Jim started writing for PSP around the same time the Union announced they were looking to hire a Chief Tattoo Officer. Those two facts probably aren't related, but what if they were? He's on twitter @thejimoleary, but be warned it's only about 60% soccer.

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Player Ratings: Minnesota United 3-2 Philadelphia Union

Both teams chose chaos on Wednesday night, but not every player was ready for the Thunderdome.

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Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1 – 0 Atlanta United

Photo credit Marjorie Elzey As the scoreline clearly shows, the Union won on Saturday. And they won playing a high-pressing style that kept the visitors from ever really building offensive rhythm. It was as tidy a performance as the Union have put in this season, though it’s hard to say […]


What the Union need to do tomorrow

The Union should try something crazy when they face Club América on Wednesday. They should try to win.

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Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-1 New England Revolution

Context made Friday’s result not particularly shocking. But there’s still stuff to be seen when you look at the game at an individual level.

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Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Chicago Fire

A disappointing result, complete with disappointing grades for the Union players on the night.


The best time to plant a tree

There’s no point in debating what the Union should have done in the past, we can only look to what they are doing now.

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Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 3 – 3 Chicago Fire

An early and unlucky own goal made what should have been a meaningless interval into an important test for young players.

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The Union are creating their own luck

Sunday night showed a team taking advantage of a situation, rather than falling victim to one.

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Player Ratings: Philadelphia Union 3 – Portland Timbers

Soft competition made for soft grading, but still there were standouts in the Union’s home win on Sunday.

Breaking News / Signing News / Union

Union sign Dániel Gazdag from Budapest Honvéd FC

The attacking midfielder has signed a two-year contract, with team options in years three and four.