WHAT WE ARE, WHO WE ARE, AND WHAT WE STAND FOR
UnionFanTV is an independent news site and podcast that covers the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Launched in Jan. of 2017, UnionFanTV’s roots can be traced back to a solo podcast recorded in a basement crawlspace.
Thankfully, the whereabouts of that original recording remains unknown.
What began as a podcast, UnionFanTV has slowly grown into a community of fellow Union fans, bloggers, artists and Danny Mwanga apologists.
UnionFanTV serves to inform, engage and connect with Philadelphia Union fans beyond the makeshift studio in the basement crawlspace, and we aim to do so through our brand, We The People — For the Fan, by the Fan. Always. — in addition to a number of social media platforms and mediums.
Ideally, we’d like to stick around long enough to cover and bare witness to a 40-something-year-old, Argentine Designated Player hoisting a MLS Cup trophy for the Philadelphia Union.
MEET THE TEAM — OUR XI
As fans, we know what keeps us up at night. We tell the stories, host the conversations and publish the news surrounding the club that truly matters, and we do so in a way that no one else is.
Through clever storytelling and film-making, a burgeoning social media presence, and a dedication to lively reporting, UnionFanTV aims to tell the stories around the Philadelphia Union that are otherwise left untold.
Jason Hannigan — Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Jason is the founder of UnionFanTV and We The People brand.
A Union expat, Jason currently resides in Ithaca, New York, where he studies Journalism at Ithaca College. Life in the miserable Finger Lakes region serves as a constant reminder of that cold, wet night at Talen Energy Stadium versus Montreal circa 2015.
Started from my basement, now we’re here: still in my basement. Mon’ the U.
John Comonitski — Host of We The People Podcast
John hosts We The People Podcast.
A recent 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.
An avid Philadelphia Union fan, John has been a proud supporter and season ticket holder since 2011.
He enjoys spending his free time over on r/PhillyUnion and r/mls. John can also be found on YouTube under the alias of JohnyJ25, an account that has amassed for him quite a respectable following …
Chuck Booth — Author
Chuck joined UnionFanTV in July 2017, after previously serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Section 215 — a Philadelphia Sports news and opinions site, powered by the FanSided Network.
Paul Catrino — Contributor
Jonathan Molik — Contributor
Jonathan, a native of Buffalo, NY, has been a Union fan since the very beginning.
He annually attends Union Away Days in Toronto, and he hopes to make more games in Philadelphia soon.
While Jonathan has been blogging about football for several years now, he is excited to now be a part of a Union specific platform. Expect some fun things from Jonathan Molik soon.
Kyle Dutch — Contributor
Kyle is a recent graduate from Interboro Senior High School.
He currently attends St. Bonaventure University, where he studies Journalism and Mass Communications. The Lester, PA native is also a midfielder on the Mens’ Soccer team (Go Bonnies!).
Kyle intends on pursuing a career in writing upon graduation, and he hopes to couple his passion for writing with his love for Philly sports, especially the Union.
Joe Lister — Contributor
Joe joined UnionFanTV as a contributor in Spring 2017.
He has been a Philadelphia Union season ticket holder since 2010. More often than not, Joe finds that his team may cause him to feel a little frustrated. Nevertheless, as any true supporter would, Joe has stuck with his team through thick and thin, and in doing so, he has shown that he is certainly Ad Finem Fidelis.