Articles written by: Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh started the Philly Soccer Page in 2009. He spent over a decade as an award-winning newspaper and magazine reporter and continues freelance writing on the side. In 2014, he moved to Italy. See more at http://www.danielwalsh.net. Email him at dwalsh@phillysoccerpage.com.

Five thoughts on the Union, the universe and everything
A View from Afar

Five thoughts on the Union, the universe and everything

Andre Blake’s international breakthrough, a Union summer transfer window update, Roland Alberg does Roland Alberg things, Najem and Epps, and the man/myth/legend that is Mike Petke. PSP’s Dan Walsh hits it all.

Making the leap, and why it’s time to trade Josh Yaro
A View from Afar

Making the leap, and why it’s time to trade Josh Yaro

PSP’s Dan Walsh writes about the joy of watching young players make the leap and why the Union should trade Josh Yaro. Also, a look at how the Union’s tough remaining schedule will impact their playoff hopes.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City
Match previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City

The Union travel to Kansas City on Thursday to face what could be the league’s best team in one of the league’s toughest venues. PSP’s Dan Walsh previews the match. UPDATED: Chris Pontius was called up to the USMNT this morning.

Five thoughts on the Union: Medunjanin’s class and more
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Five thoughts on the Union: Medunjanin’s class and more

PSP’s Dan Walsh shares some thoughts on the Union, starting with Haris Medunjanin’s class and running through to the lesson the Union should learn from the Chicago Fire’s signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

News roundup: Costa Rican CAM training with Union, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Costa Rican CAM training with Union, more

Might the Union have finally found Tranquillo Barnetta’s replacement? News on Union trialist ElĂ­as Aguilar and a strange collection of news from around the U.S. and world.

Local pro, semipro clubs to play Sandy Hook benefits in West Chester
Local

Local pro, semipro clubs to play Sandy Hook benefits in West Chester

Bethlehem Steel FC, Reading United, and West Chester United will join Connecticut-based — and undefeated this year — Newtown Pride for the benefit. Tickets are available.

Union fans are in the middle of a great story
A View from Afar

Union fans are in the middle of a great story

What do Philadelphia Union have in common w/ Inigo Montoya and Luke Skywalker? You’re still in the middle of the story, dear fans. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains. (Yes, really.)

Yankee Stadium’s soccer pitch is an embarrassment to MLS
A View from Afar

Yankee Stadium’s soccer pitch is an embarrassment to MLS

Slips, falls, pinball soccer — NYC FC’s pitch is a joke. This is not the view of an opposition fan. This comes straight from someone who grew up going to Yankee fans and should be an NYC FC fan. Read on.

(Photo by: Daniel Gajdamowicz)
A View from Afar

How to spend U.S. Soccer’s $100 million surplus

We don’t need a pricey national training center. Instead, fund the game so that it’s not just a game for America’s middle and upper classes. PSP’s Dan Walsh lays out specific ways to do this.

News roundup: Yaro nears return, Zelalem tears ACL, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Yaro nears return, Zelalem tears ACL, more

Josh Yaro could feature for Bethlehem next month, Zelalem suffers catastrophic injury, and news from the U20 World Cup, MLS and around the world.