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.

News roundup: Harrisburg’s fascinating revamp, sordid Columbus news, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Harrisburg’s fascinating revamp, sordid Columbus news, more

The USL’s Harrisburg side will become Penn FC, a partnership with youth soccer conglomerate Colorado Rush. Also, more awful news out of Columbus from their movie bad guy owner, and interesting stuff from around U.S. and world soccer.

Assessing the Union departures
A View from Afar / Union

Assessing the Union departures

PSP assesses the personnel departures announced by Philadelphia Union this week.

Your new favorite MLS club is…
A View from Afar / MLS

Your new favorite MLS club is…

The future is cloudy for Downingtown’s Zack Steffen and the Columbus Crew, but one thing’s for sure: You will never have as much fun this playoff season as you will while rooting for them. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains how cheering for Columbus will stick it to The Man and be a whole lot of fun.

It’s over. Now what? (2017 edition)
A View from Afar / Season Reviews / Union

It’s over. Now what? (2017 edition)

It’s now eight years for the Union without a playoff win. PSP’s Dan Walsh takes stock and looks at the way ahead for the club.

News roundup: Union break records (good & bad), MLS playoff field set, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union break records (good & bad), MLS playoff field set, more

The Union’s record-setting day, final numbers on the Union’s season, MLS playoff field set, tons of news from Atlanta-Toronto, more news.

PSP Union postgame show
Postgame / Union / Video

PSP Union postgame show

Jim Curtin addresses questions about job security, Brian Carroll on his final MLS game, C.J. Sapong on breaking the Union scoring record, a postgame wrap-up from PSP’s Ryan Rose and Nick Fishman, and more.

Union v DC United by Daniel Gajdamowicz
Breaking News

Brian Carroll announces retirement

Carroll will leave MLS ranked among its top five all-time players in appearances and the only player to ever win four straight Supporters Shields.

PSP’s chat with Bobby Warshaw, American soccer’s most unique new voice
Interview

PSP’s chat with Bobby Warshaw, American soccer’s most unique new voice

Harrisburg-area native Bobby Warshaw is perhaps the most unique voice in American soccer, and he talked recently with PSP’s Dan Walsh about his life after soccer, life behind the scenes for pro soccer players, new book, frustrations with Philadelphia Union, and recent time spent in a Syrian refugee camp overseas. As always, Warshaw is full of surprises.

Book review: When the Dream Became Reality, by Bobby Warshaw
Soccer Books

Book review: When the Dream Became Reality, by Bobby Warshaw

PSP’s Dan Walsh reviews the recently published book by the retired player and Harrisburg-area product, finding it a wholly authentic view of American soccer players’ life behind the scenes.

News roundup: More USMNT World Cup fallout
Daily news roundups

News roundup: More USMNT World Cup fallout

More fallout from the U.S. missing the World Cup — and still more, because that’s everything right now.