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.

Player ratings / Union

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.

Featured / Union

The Union are creating their own luck

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

Player ratings / Union

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.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2 – 0 Chicago Fire

Teamwork and a cohesive strategy, rather than particularly noteworthy performances, brought the Union victory in Chicago this weekend.

Featured / Union

José Martínez, asset or liability?

It’s always hard to come back from conceding an early goal. It’s essentially impossible when your star d-mid books a completely unnecessary red card ten minutes later.

Featured / Union

The waiting is the hardest part

Jim O’Leary preaches patience as we learn more about the Union after a long winter break.


CONCACAF Champions League, explained

Whether this is the first time you’re noticing the competition, or explaining it to someone new to soccer, Jim O’Leary tells you everything you need to know ahead of Wednesdays’ historic match.

Featured / Union

A job well done, but far from finished

The Union deserve every ounce of credit they’re getting for their Supporter’s Shield-winning 2020 season. But the post season awaits, and that’s what really matters.

Breaking News / Union

Jim Curtin named 2020 Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the Year

After votes from MLS players, clubs, and the media were counted Jim Curtin has been recognized as the best coach in MLS for the 2020 season.