Articles written by: Jim O'Leary

Jim started writing for PSP around the same time the Union announced they were looking to hire a Chief Tattoo Officer. Those two facts probably aren’t related, but what if they were? He’s on twitter @thejimoleary, but be warned it’s only about 60% soccer.

The continuing conundrum of C.J. Sapong
Union

The continuing conundrum of C.J. Sapong

C.J. Sapong had a career year and moved into first place for the Union’s all-time season goals record. Yet somehow his position next year doesn’t feel secure.

Season review: Andre Blake
Season Reviews / Union

Season review: Andre Blake

The Union’s No. 1 has been nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year again, so clearly his season went well. But it’s less clear what lies ahead for the Jamaican international.

Season review: The missteps
Season Reviews / Union

Season review: The missteps

The Union made more than a few mistakes this year, but a handful stand out as specific moments where things went wrong.

Bethlehem Steel won’t leave the Lehigh Valley, but they should still move
Commentary / USL - Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel won’t leave the Lehigh Valley, but they should still move

As Columbus Crew SC is ripped away from it’s fanbase, a Lehigh Valley native ponders how moving a team could be a good thing.

In memoriam: USMNT’s qualifying hopes
USMNT

In memoriam: USMNT’s qualifying hopes

The USMNT has failed to qualify for the World Cup. Jim O’Leary takes a look at their road to failure.

Thoughts on civic identity while standing in line at Wawa
Commentary

Thoughts on civic identity while standing in line at Wawa

Orlando has Wawas, as well as a level of community engagement that the Union should be learning from.

Player Ratings: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union
Player ratings / Union

Player Ratings: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union

The good, the bad, and the concerningly disinterested.

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night
Analysis / USMNT

What went wrong for USMNT Friday night

Analysis and thoughts on the World Cup Qualifier between the USMNT and Costa Rica.

Thoughts on coaching
Union

Thoughts on coaching

Of all the teams to choose to coach for, what makes so many Union players return as coaches?

Player Ratings: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union
Player ratings / Union

Player Ratings: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union

Poor performances from several players overshadowed a few bright spots on the Union’s final trip to Canada this season.