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: Medunjanin’s class and more
A View from Afar

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.

Reading United upset New York Cosmos in U.S. Open Cup
US Open Cup

Reading United upset New York Cosmos in U.S. Open Cup

The amateur side shocked the NASL champs by reeling off three straight goals late in the first half and then defending like crazy to hold on for a 3-2 win on a night of big upsets in the U.S. Open Cup.

The Union go from futility to juggernaut
A View from Afar

The Union go from futility to juggernaut

The Union have suddenly gone from futility to juggernaut. What changed? A few things, as PSP’s Dan Walsh explains.

PSP readers poll: Upgrades at PSP
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PSP readers poll: Upgrades at PSP

PSP plans to make some more changes. We want your opinion first. Please vote in our brief readers poll and share your thoughts beyond that.