Monday, August 3, 2015

Fox Sports 2015-16 Bundesliga television schedule

Monday, August 3, 2015, 12:59 PM
Here's your viewer's guide to TV coverage of Germany's Bundesliga. This season marks the long-awaited debut of Fox's multi-year rights deal that finally brings one of the world's best and most popular soccer leagues into mainstream American homes. For some years now, the Bundesliga has drawn the biggest... Read more

MLS Wrap: Highest-scoring day in league history

Monday, August 3, 2015, 5:53 AM
If you're a fan of defense, look away now. The eight games across Major League Soccer on Saturday - including the Union's 3-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls - produced 39 goals. That's the highest total in a single day in the league's 20-year history. Here are the highlights: New York City FC 2... Read more

2015-16 UEFA and CONCACAF tournaments TV schedule

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 4:08 PM
Here's your viewer's guide to this season's TV coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, the CONCACAF Champions League and national team games from those confederations. Last season's preamble was really long. I'd like to keep this season's shorter. Fox owns rights to every UEFA tournament... Read more

2015 Major League Soccer national television schedule

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 2:57 PM
Here's the full national television schedule for the 2015 Major League Soccer season. This year brings unprecedented national exposure for MLS. It's the start of the league's eight-year, $720 million rights deal with Univision, ESPN and Fox. Each network will get an exclusive national broadcast window... Read more

2015-16 NBC English Premier League and Fox FA Cup TV schedule

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 10:19 AM
Here's more proof that time flies: the countdown is already on to the third and final season of NBC's first ever rights deal with the English Premier League. Here is the network's schedule for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. NBC's Live Extra streaming platform is free with authentication through... Read more

Union sign Swiss national team midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 3:41 PM
Updated 12:50 p.m. Friday: During Tranquillo Barnetta's introductory press conference, Union technical director Chris Albright said Barnetta will be eligible to play Saturday, but refused three times to answer questions about how that is the case. On the fourth attempt, Albright finally acknowledged... Read more

MLS All-Star Game preview

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 3:41 PM
Major League Soccer All-Stars vs. Tottenham Hotspur Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo. Time: 9 p.m. Wednesday TV: Fox Sports 1, UniMás, TSN 1/3/4/5, RDS Scouting the All-Stars: There aren’t any Union players on the team this year, but there are plenty of marquee... Read more

Union finally, officially are rid of Carlos Vald├ęs

Monday, July 27, 2015, 4:37 PM
It was clear as soon as the Union loaned Carlos Valdés to Uruguayan club Nacional in February that the Colombian national team defender would never take the field at PPL Park again. Even though his $400,000 salary wasn't the Union's responsibility during the loan, the team knew that until it... Read more

Union, Eagles line up joint bid to host World Cup qualifier

Monday, July 27, 2015, 11:51 AM
Even though the U.S.-Panama third-place game at PPL Park didn't sell out, Philadelphia put on a great show Sunday night hosting the final. The biggest crowd for a soccer game in city history - 68,930 fans - packed Lincoln Financial Field to the rafters, and rightly left Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz - who... Read more

With Gold Cup over, Andre Blake returns to Union

Monday, July 27, 2015, 11:49 AM
Even though Union goalkeeper Andre Blake didn't play for Jamaica at the Gold Cup, he made it clear after Sunday's final that he learned a lot from the experience of being part of the team. "I think I've become a better goalkeeper," he said as a cluster of reporters gathered around him at Lincoln Financial... 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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