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.

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.

Postgame video: Union 2-2 Toronto
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Postgame video: Union 2-2 Toronto

PSP’s Mike Servedio and Greg Orlandini break down the match. Interviews with Rosenberry, Blake, Medunjanin, Bedoya and Sapong. Postgame press conference with Curtin. Click on for more.

Player ratings: Whitecaps 0-0 Union
Player ratings

Player ratings: Whitecaps 0-0 Union

Who impressed? Who didn’t? PSP hands out player ratings for the Union’s opener.

PSP transition update
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PSP transition update

The times are still changing. You’ve seen a host of new writers join PSP over the last few weeks. I like to call them the PSP Newbie Army. (That’s my first time saying it aloud. Be gentle.) Nick Fishman, Rob Elder, Zac DeMedio, Jim O’Leary, Chris Gibbons, Matt Custer, and […]

Elegy for Michael Farfan’s career and the Union that never were
A View from Afar

Elegy for Michael Farfan’s career and the Union that never were

PSP’s Dan Walsh looks back on the Philadelphia Union star who never was but could have been, and he considers whether the young Union players of today will stick around long enough to become athletic idols for a generation of young fans.

Question to answer: Can Jim Curtin get the most out of his players?
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Question to answer: Can Jim Curtin get the most out of his players?

PSP’s Philadelphia Union season previews wraps up with the most pressing question facing the team: Is their coach up to the challenge, and can he get the most out of his talent to fashion a winning team?

Readers poll: Philadelphia Union predictions
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Readers poll: Philadelphia Union predictions

How will the Union do this year? Who will be their MVP? How would you grade their off-season? Will Maurice Edu ever make it back? Vote on these questions and more in our preseason readers poll. Updated.