Sunday, August 30, 2015

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

Notebook: Eagles' Zach Ertz traveling to U.S. games

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 8:27 PM
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and former 76ers guard Jrue Holiday are in Ottawa for Friday's United States-China quarterfinal showdown, and not just because they're soccer fans. Ertz is the boyfriend of U.S. defender Julie Johnston, who's been one of the breakout stars of the tournament. Holiday, who... Read more

Notebook: Philadelphia tunes in for U.S.-Colombia

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:44 PM
OTTAWA, Ontario - The United States' 2-0 win over Colombia in the round of 16 was a big hit with Philadephia sports fans. Fox Sports 1's broadcast of the game drew a 5.3 local rating, according to Nielsen, making it by far the most-watched program on broadcast or cable TV in the region Monday night... Read more

MLS Wrap: Upset wins for San Jose, NYCFC

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 3:31 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta - If you aren't a Union fan, you might have found some of the results around Major League Soccer this past weekend to be rather eye-catching. If you are a Union fan, well... you probably know everything there is to know by now. Colorado Rapids 1, FC Dallas 1 Colorado Rapids: Dillon... Read more

Notebook: Canada can set sights on final

Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:50 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Canada coach John Herdman has spent much of this World Cup - and indeed much of the time leading up to it - trying to manage expectations. Many close observers of Herdman's team set the bar for success in the tournament at making the quarterfinals. Now that Canada has done so,... Read more

Notebook: Cameroon's hope, China's ignorance, Australia's history

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 5:26 PM
Women's soccer is big business in the United States, but it's worth remembering that in many other countries, it's only just getting off the ground. That's certainly true in Cameroon, where the game was in many ways afterthought until the Indomitable Lionesses reached the round of 16 at their first... Read more

Notebook: Alex Morgan fine with Colombia's trash talk

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7:41 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Alex Morgan doesn't mind one bit that Colombia striker Lady Andrade is talking trash about the United States ahead of Monday's meeting in the World Cup's round of 16. After Colombia qualified for the round of 16, Andrade told USA Today that her team will beat the heavily favored... Read more

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
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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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