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.

MLS / Union

Can the Union catch LAFC?

Jim O’Leary looks to the remaining MLS season to see if the Union have a path to catch the current Supporters’ Shield leaders.

Player ratings

Player ratings: D.C. United 0-6 Philladelphia Union

The Union have the highest ever single-team/single-season goal differential in MLS thanks to their second thumping of DC in 2022 over the weekend.

Match previews / Union

Match preview: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

After disappointing result in midweek, the Union face with an opponent they’ve already outclassed once this year.

Breaking News / Union

Breaking news: Union sign Richard Odada from Red Star Belgrade

The Union sign the 21-year-old Kenyan midfielder to a two-and-a-half-year contract with team options for the following two seasons.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 2-1 New England Revolution

A come-from behind victory and a performance that transcends the score sheet has a lot of high scores in this report card.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Chicago Fire 1-0 Philadelphia Union

A tired and depleted Union team weren’t their best on Wednesday night, and these scores reflect that.

Union / Union match reports

Match Report: New England Revolution 1-1 Philadelphia Union

The Union responded to an unfortunate penalty with an immediate goal, against the run of play, from a substitute to take a point home.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Portland Timbers 0-2 Philadelphia Union

No major mistakes and a road win has everyone getting passing grades in this week’s assessment.

Commentary / USMNT

How I learned to stop worrying and leave John Brooks off the 2022 World Cup roster

The still-nominally-in-Wolfsburg defender is the best center back who hasn’t been on a recent USMNT roster, but Jim O’Leary argues he shouldn’t automatically replace the injured Miles Robinson.


Now the work begins for the Union

After completing a soft opening, the Union are finally open for business and we’ll start to see what they’re really made of.