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Live updates: 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 3:05 PM
BALTIMORE - Every year, we say the MLS draft is diminishing in importance. And most of the time, it's true. This one, though, is a big deal for the Union. They have the No. 3 and No. 6 picks, and the top of the draft pool is deep enough that both of those picks should be able to land serious MLS-caliber... Read more

Manolo Sanchez hopes to earn place in MLS SuperDraft spotlight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:16 PM
Manolo Sanchez could just as easily have been a baseball player instead of a soccer player. The University City native spent as much time on diamonds as rectangular fields while growing up. But once soccer really took hold of him, it never let go. Over the years, the world's game has led Sanchez... Read more

Games to Watch: NCAA College Cup, EPL, Liga MX playoffs

Friday, December 12, 2014, 11:33 AM
UMBC vs. Virginia 5:30 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) UMBC’s Cinderella run to the NCAA men’s soccer tournament semifinals has seen the Retrievers knock off national powers Creighton, Louisville and Maryland. Now they face their toughest test yet. Cavaliers forward Darius Madison is a Philadelphia... Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann goes young with first post-World Cup U.S. national team squad

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:38 PM
The start of a new World Cup cycle is an ideal time to start bringing new players into any national team. For the United States' first game after coming home from Brazil, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has done just that. Of the 22 men in Klinsmann's squad to face the Czech Republic next Tuesday in Prague... Read more

Live coverage of the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 9:35 AM
Thanks to all of you who read and listened to our coverage. We had a few bumps and bruises along the way, but we appreciate your support and we are glad to have drawn an audience of over 7,000 listeners. If you missed the event live, you can download a podcast here. The big day is finally here. All... Read more

NCAA men's soccer College Cup semifinals highlights

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 1:53 AM
The NCAA men's soccer College Cup semifinals saw quite a few players with MLS potential take to the field at PPL Park on Friday. When the night was over, two players stood out above all the rest: Notre Dame playmaker Harrison Shipp and Maryland striker Patrick Mullins. Shipp delivered two assists... Read more

Games to Watch: NCAA College Cup, EPL, Serie A, Liga MX final

Friday, December 13, 2013, 9:14 AM
New Mexico vs. Notre Dame 5:00 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) All four of this year’s College Cup semifinalists have histories of sending players to the pros. This weekend, PPL Park hosts the next generation of talent. New Mexico’s latest prospects are defender Kyle Ventner and midfielder Michael... Read more

Drexel and Penn men's soccer teams set for NCAA College Cup

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 3:00 AM
This is an extended version of a story I wrote in Wednesday's Daily News. Go pick up a paper if you get the chance. It may not be a pandemic on the scale of March Madness, but there has been an outbreak of NCAA tournament fever in University City this week. The Drexel and Penn men's soccer teams... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team, Big East tournament, World Cup playoffs

Friday, November 15, 2013, 9:39 AM
Portugal vs. Sweden 2:40 p.m. Friday (ESPN Deportes, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, The biggest matchup in the European World Cup playoffs features two of international soccer’s true superstars. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal are the favorites, but they have... Read more

Penn State women’s soccer star Christine Nairn drafted by National Women’s Soccer League’s Seattle Reign

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 1:35 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - I came to the inaugural National Women's Soccer League draft not really sure what I wanted to write about. There was no real spectacle to take in, as only two of the 32 selections on the day were present in the room. In fact, the media was walled off entirely from the eight NWSL teams'... 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 Staff Writer
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