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.

Season Reviews / Union

Season review: The missteps

The Union made more than a few mistakes this year, but a handful stand out as specific moments where things went wrong.

USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel won’t leave the Lehigh Valley, but they should still move

As Columbus Crew SC is ripped away from it’s fanbase, a Lehigh Valley native ponders how moving a team could be a good thing.

USMNT

In memoriam: USMNT’s qualifying hopes

The USMNT has failed to qualify for the World Cup. Jim O’Leary takes a look at their road to failure.

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Commentary

Thoughts on civic identity while standing in line at Wawa

Orlando has Wawas, as well as a level of community engagement that the Union should be learning from.

Player ratings / Union

Player Ratings: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union

The good, the bad, and the concerningly disinterested.

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Analysis / USMNT

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night

Analysis and thoughts on the World Cup Qualifier between the USMNT and Costa Rica.

Union

Thoughts on coaching

Of all the teams to choose to coach for, what makes so many Union players return as coaches?

Player ratings / Union

Player Ratings: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union

Poor performances from several players overshadowed a few bright spots on the Union’s final trip to Canada this season.

Commentary / Union

Some Union players still have much to fight for

Hopes are low for the team finding success with what’s left of the season, but there are still several players with things left to prove by the end of the year.

Match previews / Union

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

Third time’s a charm as the Union look to beat the Impact in their final meeting this season.

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