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.

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
Polls

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.

Pine time leads to prime time for Sapong, Rosenberry, others
A View from Afar

Pine time leads to prime time for Sapong, Rosenberry, others

Has Jim Curtin’s player management begun paying dividends for the Union?

An open letter to Jay Sugarman
A View from Afar

An open letter to Jay Sugarman

PSP’s Dan Walsh has followed Philadelphia Union from literally day 1, so he’s seen it all. He has a message for Jay Sugarman: Catch up with MLS 3.0 or move on.

Tactics matter more when you make bad investments
A View from Afar

Tactics matter more when you make bad investments

Yes, tactics matter. Particularly when you invest in players the way the Union have. PSP’s Dan Walsh examines the Union’s transfer strategy in light of new MLS salary data, as well as Jim Curtin’s approach to tactics.

On leadership and Philadelphia Union
A View from Afar

On leadership and Philadelphia Union

The American soccer world sometimes mystifies (and falsifies) what leadership is. PSP’s Dan Walsh looks at the issue through the lens of Philadelphia Union.

It’s time for major changes at Philadelphia Union
A View from Afar

It’s time for major changes at Philadelphia Union

To keep his job, Jim Curtin needs to do something he rarely does: Change. PSP’s Dan Walsh suggests how.

Sapong, Simpson and the road
A View from Afar

Sapong, Simpson and the road

After a rough opening travel schedule, the Union get an extended home stretch to sort out their offensive problems and figure out what lineup makes them hum. PSP’s Dan Walsh explains.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United
Match previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United

The Union aim for their first win in seven months when they travel to RFK Stadium on Saturday. PSP previews the match.