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.

Featured / Union

Season review: 2021 Philadelphia Union roundtable

The writers of PSP discuss what may have been the most successful Union season ever.

Match previews / Union

Eastern Conference Final Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York City FC

With a trip to the MLS Cup Final on the line, the Union host New York City FC to determine which team looks better in blue.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-0 New York Red Bulls

Jim O’Leary runs down the ratings from the Union’s playoff win.

Match previews / Union

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Cincinnati

The Union still haven’t booked their ticket for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but a good performance on Sunday could put them in position to host at least one game this post-season.

Player ratings / Union

Player Ratings: Minnesota United 3-2 Philadelphia Union

Both teams chose chaos on Wednesday night, but not every player was ready for the Thunderdome.

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Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1 – 0 Atlanta United

Photo credit Marjorie Elzey As the scoreline clearly shows, the Union won on Saturday. And they won playing a high-pressing style that kept the visitors from ever really building offensive rhythm. It was as tidy a performance as the Union have put in this season, though it’s hard to say […]


What the Union need to do tomorrow

The Union should try something crazy when they face Club América on Wednesday. They should try to win.

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Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-1 New England Revolution

Context made Friday’s result not particularly shocking. But there’s still stuff to be seen when you look at the game at an individual level.

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Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Chicago Fire

A disappointing result, complete with disappointing grades for the Union players on the night.


The best time to plant a tree

There’s no point in debating what the Union should have done in the past, we can only look to what they are doing now.