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. He moved to Italy in 2014. See more at http://www.danielwalsh.net. Email him at dwalsh@phillysoccerpage.com.

Q&A: The key questions in the Stewart replacement search
A View from Afar / Union

Q&A: The key questions in the Stewart replacement search

What traits should the Union seek in a new sporting director? Who are some candidates worth considering? What does the next sporting director need to do? PSP’s Dan Walsh takes a stab at the key questions and adds some notes on the Union’s center midfield situation. Updated.

A mixed bag: Evaluating Earnie Stewart’s Union tenure
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A mixed bag: Evaluating Earnie Stewart’s Union tenure

Earnie Stewart’s tenure as Philadelphia Union sporting director has been a mixed bag. With Stewart departing Philadelphia for a job with U.S. Soccer, PSP’s Dan Walsh offers this evaluation. Updated.

The gutsiest performance in Union history
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The gutsiest performance in Union history

We’ve seen hundreds of Philadelphia Union games. We never saw one like this. PSP’s Dan Walsh has this take.

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 4-1 Real Salt Lake
Analysis / Union

Postgame analysis: Philadelphia Union 4-1 Real Salt Lake

Fafa Picault and Borek Dockal put in dominant performances as the Union once again showed they can play on the left side of the field after all. PSP’s Dan Walsh has the postgame analysis.

Postgame analysis: Montreal Impact 0-2 Philadelphia Union
Analysis / Union

Postgame analysis: Montreal Impact 0-2 Philadelphia Union

The Union diverged from some season-long trends Saturday as they diverged from another trend and won their first road game in nearly a year. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Columbus Crew
Match previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Columbus Crew

The two Eastern Conference rivals face off tonight for the second time this year. PSP’s Dan Walsh previews the game.

News roundup: Deadpool, Le Toux, and the female player banned by the men’s PDL
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Deadpool, Le Toux, and the female player banned by the men’s PDL

Le Toux retires, Deadpool is a Whitecaps fan, heavy MLS slate tonight, Penn FC player is USL Player of the Week, MLS transfer news, and the PDL blocks Canadian women’s national team player from playing for a PDL side because she’s a woman. Yep, lots of news today.

Le Toux isn’t a Union legend. He’s something more.
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Le Toux isn’t a Union legend. He’s something more.

Le Toux is more than the goals, more than the stats, more than some guy who wore the Blue and Gold. PSP’s Dan Walsh offers this appreciation for one of the only two icons Philadelphia Union has ever had.

Player of the Week: Ilsinho
Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Ilsinho

The dribbling maestro put on a show against D.C. United.

Two Union problems, or why real soccer is not a video game
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Two Union problems, or why real soccer is not a video game

Right now, the Union seem defined by their attackers’ lack of movement off the ball and the youth of their back line.