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.

Daily news roundups

News Roundup: McKenzie gets more attention, Yedlin to Miami?, and Luis Suárez is leaving Barcelona. Maybe.

Plus: #StrikerMuffin makes team of the week, Henry is in deep merde, and Abramovich catches some unwanted attention.

Featured / Union

We are waiting for the Union

Not quite excitement and not quite panic, patience is the Union’s new mood for 2020.

Featured / Union

Jim Curtin needs to learn to trust himself

The Union’s head coach has grown into his role, earning the trust of his players and to a lesser extent the fans. So why can’t he trust himself?

Featured / Union

Consider Context

How good or bad the Union are is entirely dependent on how good or bad the rest of the league is.

Analysis / Union

On chemistry

Long-term tenure should be the Union’s greatest asset in the MLS is Back Tournament.

Photo by Earl Gardner
Coronavirus / MLS / Union

Disney isn’t Florida

A cautiously optimistic reminder that the Union and the rest of MLS will be in better hands than Ron DeSantis

Coronavirus / Union

PSP Seven-a-side Draft: small team, simple strategy

Our seven-a-side series continues with Jim O’Leary’s squad.

Coronavirus / Europe

The Bundesliga returns: the relegation zone

The first major European league is coming back this weekend, and an optimistic Bremen fan looks at the teams fighting to avoid relegation.

Featured / Union

Night games and narratives

The opaque mathematics of television broadcast scheduling means some people may not have seen what happened on Sunday Night. But that’s no excuse for letting pre-conceived notions of “good” teams dictate how they talk about the game.

Featured / Union

It’s okay to feel good, but not too good

The Union have one a lot this off season, but it’s right to question if they have done enough.