Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Union coach Jim Curtin benches goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:36 PM
Jim Curtin made official on Wednesday what many Union fans have been waiting to see for a while: star goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi has been benched. John McCarthy, a Philadelphia native and La Salle University product who was last season's USL player of the year, will start Saturday against New York City... Read more

National Women's Soccer League begins crucial third season

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 10:28 AM
Those of you who follow women's soccer closely may have seen the work of Lauren Green, editor of Nutmeg Incorporated. She recently joined the Inquirer's sports desk as a copy editor. Here's the first of what I hope will be many contributions here on, especially with the Women's World Cup... Read more

MLS Wrap: Cascadia rises in Western Conference

Sunday, April 5, 2015, 9:18 PM
It was quite a weekend for Major League Soccer's three Pacific Northwest hotbeds. Portland, Seattle and Vancouver were all at home Sunday night, and they all delivered big wins over fellow playoff contenders. Here's a look back at all the action from the weekend. Orlando City 0, D.C. United 1 D... Read more

NASL commissioner Bill Peterson sets out league’s present, future goals

Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:36 PM
This post was updated on May 27 and 28, 2015, with new information on the relationship between Traffic Sports and the NASL. North American Soccer League commissioner Bill Peterson is one of the most outspoken people in the continent's soccer community. He is never shy about his goals for his league... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, USWNT, Ligue 1, CCL

Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:12 AM
D.C. United at Orlando City 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) It hasn't taken Kaká long to settle in Orlando. The Brazilian superstar's goals and assists have electrified Major League Soccer's newest market and brought huge crowds to the Citrus Bowl. Expect the same this weekend as Orlando... Read more

MLS Wrap: Dramatic wins for D.C., Vancouver, RSL

Monday, March 30, 2015, 2:26 AM
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - If the only MLS action you watched this weekend was the Union's punchless (in more ways than one) shutout loss to the Fire, you missed some pretty good drama. Here's a look at the other around the league, most of whicn did not take place in windswept suburban parking lots. New England... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, Euro qualifiers, international friendlies

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:57 AM
El Salvador vs. Argentina 4:30 p.m. Saturday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and the rest of Argentina's stars have traveled to the United States for a pair of exhibition games. First up is a meeting with La Selecta at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. El Salvador... Read more

MLS Wrap: Red Bulls send message in win over D.C.

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 10:40 PM
HARRISON, N.J. - This week, I have a request to ask of you. I'm well aware that it may come across as a bit unconventional. Indeed, it's probably going to be rather difficult for quite a few readers - especially those who sat through the Union's dispiriting loss to FC Dallas on Saturday at PPL Park... Read more

A few details on Comcast, Univision Deportes and MLS

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:52 PM
A reminder: Today's @PhilaUnion vs. @FCDallas game is exclusively on Univision Deportes, which is not in HD in the Philadelphia market... — Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) March 21, 2015 When Comcast finally was compelled to stop protecting Telemundo and strike a carriage deal for UDN... Read more

Union game vs. FC Dallas postponed due to snow

Friday, March 20, 2015, 1:28 PM
The Union's game against FC Dallas, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night, has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. Saturday because of the snowstorm currently hitting the Philadelphia region. "After careful review and consultation with the participating clubs and local authorities, Major League Soccer... 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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