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: Maher on the move, Jersey girl to SKC, and Jürgen’s new job

Also- Jermaine Jones in your ears, Pogba playing Uno, and American Outlaw optimism.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Jay Sugarman wants to spend, Lewandowski to MLS?, and German Thanksgiving

Also: CONCACAF Player of the Year voting, public perception of the playoffs, and rising Premier League Wages

Photo by Earl Gardner
Daily news roundups

News Roundup: Union offseason needs, continuing Columbus drama, an important discussion about net quality

The headlines you missed if you weren’t paying attention this weekend.

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The continuing conundrum of C.J. Sapong

C.J. Sapong had a career year and moved into first place for the Union’s all-time season goals record. Yet somehow his position next year doesn’t feel secure.

Season Reviews / Union

Season review: Andre Blake

The Union’s No. 1 has been nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year again, so clearly his season went well. But it’s less clear what lies ahead for the Jamaican international.

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.


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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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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