WHAT WE ARE, WHO WE ARE, AND WHAT WE STAND FOR
Philly Football Daily is an independent news site that provides daily coverage of soccer across the Philadelphia region and beyond.
Our coverage includes High School, College, and the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. In the offseason — or Extra Time — we also provide coverage of the English Premier League and soccer from elsewhere around the world.
Philly Football Daily aims to grow the sport of soccer across the Philadelphia region, in addition to growing the confidence, competence, and reputations of our team, which is comprised of local, independent reporters, artists, filmmakers, and more.
Formerly, this site was known as UnionFanTV, which began as a solo podcast that was launched in January 2017. Today, UnionFanTV is the home of all multimedia content related to the Philadelphia Union here, on Philly Football Daily.
MEET THE TEAM — OUR XI
Jason Hannigan — Founder, Editor-in-Chief; Co-Host of We The People Podcast
Jason is the Founder and current Editor-in-Chief of Philly Football Daily, as well as the Co-Host of We The People Podcast on UnionFanTV.
Jason currently lives in Upstate, New York, where he studies Journalism at Ithaca College. Jason loves grunge rock and grassroots football. He has a distaste for Hotspurs, whatever they may be, modern football, and the fifth beer midway through a Sunday league game.
Follow and connect with Jason on Twitter.
John Comonitski — Host of We The People Podcast
John hosts We The People Podcast on UnionFanTV.
A graduate from Wissahickon High School, John currently attends The Pennsylvania State University, where he studies Computer Science and German.
Growing up, John played soccer for Whitpain Township. Sadly, his club career came to an end during his freshman year of high school following two knee surgeries.
John enjoys spending his free time over on r/PhillyUnion and r/mls. He can also be found on YouTube under the alias of JohnyJ25, an account that has amassed for him quite a respectable following …
Follow and connect with John on Twitter.
James “Cal” Dymowski — Contributor
The Coach joined Philly Football Daily in October 2017.
Cal Dymowski is a junior Journalism major at Ithaca College with a concentration in sports broadcasting. In addition to his work with his school newspaper, The Ithacan, Cal is heavily involved in on-air and production work for TV and radio stations.
A massive fan of Liverpool FC, Cal manages a weekly column on PFD, Cal’s Corner. Cal is excited to be able to share his thoughts on Red Merseyside, the English Premier League, and much, much more.
The Coach is always open to engaging in discussions with you, the Fan.
Follow and connect with Cal on Twitter.
Veer Badani — Contributor
Veer Badani is originally from India, but attends school in Upstate New York at Ithaca College.
He has been following Manchester United since before he can remember, but having since come to college, Veer has decided to turn his passion for football into a career as a sports journalist.
Veer loves all things European football with a bit of cricket on the side, too. Follow Veer for pre & post-match analysis, the latest social media news regarding Manchester United, and for all things related to both the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
Keep an eye out for Veer’s weekly Manchester United column, Red Devils Advocate, which is coming soon to PFD.
Follow and connect with Veer on Twitter.
Noah Barnes — Contributor
Noah Barnes is a sophomore Journalism and Politics student at Ithaca College in Upstate New York. Born in Deerfield, located in the Western part of Massachusetts, Noah has played The Beautiful Game since he was a kid, and continues to play now as part of the club soccer team at Ithaca.
Noah loves all things football, but especially the Reds of Liverpool. He can usually be found sporting a “You’ll Never Walk Alone” scarf and spouting out football news to anyone who cares to listen.
He is excited to bring weekly MLS transfer rumors and rankings to PFD’s followers every Monday, and hopes to contribute more to the site as it continues to expand. Check out Noah’s columns, the Rumor Radar and In Form.
Follow and connect with Noah on Twitter.
Gabriel Gibilisco — Contributor
Joe Lister — Contributor
Joe, the youngest contributor on the site, joined Philly Football Daily as a contributor in Spring 2017.
Check out Joe’s weekly Philadelphia Union column, Lister’s Three Takeaways.
Diego Sanchez — Contributor