Monday, July 6, 2015

Carli Lloyd makes Women's World Cup history with first-half hat trick in final

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 7:31 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Delran, N.J. native Carli Lloyd made Women's World Cup history in the first half of Sunday's championship game between the United States and Japan, becoming the first player to ever score a hat trick in a final. She struck twice in the first five minutes, finishing off... Read more

Keys to U.S.-Japan Women's World Cup final

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 4:08 AM
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Notebook: Canada's World Cup legacy; Trophy ceremony will send a message

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 3:32 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - I checked out FIFA's official Women's World Cup closing press conference on Friday evening primarily to see if any news would be made. But as you might imagine, I also had a few questions of my own that I hoped to get in: The first one was about the legacy of the tournament... Read more

After a rare mistake, Julie Johnston survives and thrives

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 6:43 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Julie Johnston was disconsolate. She had just made her first big mistake of a nearly flawless World Cup, dragging down Germany's Alexandra Popp from behind as the last American defender in the 18-yard box. The lapse threatened to cost the United States the place in the... Read more

2015 Philadelphia Union schedule

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 1:32 AM
The Union’s 2015 schedule has been unveiled. It features at least nine national TV games, with kickoff times for the last two weeks of the season still to be fully determined. First up is a home game against the Colorado Rapids on March 7. It's just the second time since the team launched in... Read more

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup TV schedule

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 9:36 PM
The Women's World Cup is officially upon us. This post has all the basics you need to keep track of the tournament. Full coverage is available in's World Cup special section. In addition to my on-site coverage of the U.S. team, you'll find the latest news and analysis, as well as real-time... Read more

MLS Wrap: Big wins for Red Bulls, Timbers

Monday, June 29, 2015, 12:52 AM
MONTREAL - If you were looking for something to watch on a Women's World Cup off day, Major League Soccer gave you a full serving of entertainment. Here are the highlights from Sunday's rivalry doubleheader and the rest of the weekend's action: FC Dallas 2, Houston Dynamo 0 FC Dallas: Jermaine Taylor... Read more

Notebook: Woe, Canada - or maybe not

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 5:57 PM
MONTREAL, Quebec - Canada gave everything it had in Saturday's 2-1 quarterfinal loss to England. But the host nation - and most of the 54,000 fans who packed Vancouver's BC Place - went out of the tournament disappointed. "It's not how we imagined it to end," a chastened coach John Herdman said afterward... Read more

Notebook: Ali Krieger in ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue

Friday, June 26, 2015, 6:28 PM
United States right back and Penn State product Ali Krieger is one of the many professional athletes who have posed nude for the seventh annual edition of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue." The photos don't reveal anything sensitive, and the participants include men and women across a wide range of... Read more

MLS Wrap: Toronto dominates Montréal

Friday, June 26, 2015, 12:18 AM
OTTAWA, Ontario - It's pure coincidence that I found myself stuck right in the middle of Canadian soccer's fiercest rivalry, but it was still pretty cool. I headed out to a soccer bar near Lansdowne Stadium with a few people who follow my work on Twitter, and we had a good time. If you haven't yet... Read more
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The Goalkeeper is your home for the latest news about the Philadelphia Union, Major League Soccer, the National Women's Soccer League, the U.S. men's and women's national teams, and the rest of the world's most popular sport. It's also a place for fans to gather and celebrate the culture of soccer and its unique place on the sports landscape.

Jonathan Tannenwald
Lauren Green Inquirer Staff Writer
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