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Could Colombia's trash talk help loosen up the U.S.' nervous attackers?

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 2:22 AM
Yes, I really wrote that headline, and yes, I know, you probably think I'm going just a bit over-the-top with it. Give it a chance. EDMONTON, Alberta - The U.S. women's soccer team had a day off Friday, so I spent some time ruminating over something veteran defender Christie Rampone said during her... Read more

Women's World Cup Journal: Is Edmonton boring?

Friday, June 19, 2015, 9:41 PM
The Journal returns with a few thoughts on the latest port of call for the American soccer traveling circus. It isn't going to be a daily thing anymore - the notebook of stories from around the World Cup is seeing to that, as is my travel schedule from here on out. But when stories arise, I'll share... Read more

Notebook: FIFA takes a shot, and shoots itself

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 3:50 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta – Norway's players teamed up with national television network NRK to produce a great video lampooning stereotypes about women's soccer. It hits a wide range of subjects, from female players' lack of athleticism to women not understanding the game as well as men do. The punch... Read more

Notebook: Pia Sundhage's future is now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:11 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Much of the conversation about Pia Sundhage's recent attention-grabbing interview in the New York Times centered around her remarks about her former United States players. But buried in there was another news item that also has big ramifications. Sundhage's contract as Sweden's... Read more

Notebook: France is fine - for now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:59 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta - France coach Philippe Bergeroo took a bit of a gamble by leaving midfield catalyst Louisa Nécib on the bench in Wednesday's game against Mexico, so that she could rest and recover from some minor injuries. That gamble paid off just 34 seconds after kickoff, when Marie Laure... Read more

Notebook: Lionesses drown out Bachmann's opus

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:46 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Switzerland striker Ramona Bachmann has delivered on expectations that she could be a breakout star at the World Cup, registering three goals, one assist and 18 shots in the group stage. But that wasn't enough to overcome a true Cinderella performance by Cameroon, which... Read more

MLS Wrap: Everyone's watching the Women's World Cup anyway

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 2:52 AM
Made you look. Anyway... New York City FC 3, Montréal Impact 1 New York City FC: David Villa 31', Mix Diskerud 76', Kwadwo Poku 88' Montréal Impact: Wandrille Lefèvre 88' New England Revolution 2, Chicago Fire 0 New England Revolution: Diego Fagúndez 48', Charlie... Read more

American Outlaws bridge one of women's soccer's most infamous divides

Monday, June 15, 2015, 7:03 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - I have written many first-person stories on here over the years, but with just a few rare exceptions, I've kept my own experiences as a soccer fan to myself. This post is going to be one of those exceptions. I hope you don't mind. And it's going to be a long exception... Read more

Notebook: Winnipeg should blame itself for lack of World Cup buzz

Monday, June 15, 2015, 6:43 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Just before the traveling circus of American fans and media left Winnipeg, a writer in the Winnipeg Free Press penned a lament about the lack of buzz on the city's streets during the World Cup. Columnist Bartley Kives laid the blame at FIFA's feet for not putting resources... Read more

Notebook: U.S.-Sweden game sets multiple TV records

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:07 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It looks like American sports fans have finally come to appreciate an aspect of soccer that has long been a subject of scorn: the scoreless tie. Fox's broadcast of Friday night's goalless contest between the United States and Sweden drew an average audience of 4.5 million... 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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