Wednesday, November 25, 2015


2015-16 UEFA and CONCACAF tournaments TV schedule

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 12:38 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

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

Friday, November 20, 2015, 8:05 PM
Here's more proof that time flies: We're already in the third season of NBC's rights deal with the English Premier League. Below, you'll find the network's schedule for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. NBC's Live Extra streaming platform is free with authentication through participating TV providers... Read more

Fox Sports 2015-16 Bundesliga television schedule

Friday, November 20, 2015, 8:01 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

Games to Watch: MLS conference finals, El Clásico, UEFA Champions League

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 3:16 PM
MLS Cup Playoffs E1. New York Red Bulls at E2. Columbus Crew 5:00 p.m. Sunday ESPN: Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman call the game; Mónica González reports from the sideline ESPN Deportes: Richard Mendez and Giovanni Savarese After taking a break for last weekend’s FIFA international... Read more

The social life of small soccer spaces: Field notes from BlazerCon

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 11:41 PM
NEW YORK - Those of you who follow European soccer, and English soccer in particular, have likely heard of a podcast and NBCSN TV show called "Men in Blazers." It's hosted by two English expatriates, documentary filmmaker Roger Bennett and television producer Michael Davies. In the last few years,... Read more

Photo essay: A diehard soccer fan's dream trip abroad

Friday, November 13, 2015, 8:36 PM
Editor's note: My colleague Colin Kerrigan is one of the 46 amazingly talented journalists who've lost their jobs as part of the recent round of layoffs at our company. In addition to being a great photographer and videographer - you've seen his work alongside some of my game stories - he's... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, Serie A, UEFA Champions League

Friday, October 30, 2015, 10:32 PM
Liverpool at Chelsea 8:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) When Jurgen Klopp took over as Liverpool’s coach, he introduced himself as “The Normal One.” It was a tribute to Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho, who called himself “The Special One” when the Blues first hired him in 2004... Read more

Games to Watch: Dramatic end to MLS regular season

Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:58 PM
Manchester City at Manchester United 10:00 a.m. Sunday (NBCSN, Telemundo) The Manchester derby always produces fireworks, especially in recent years when both teams have been powerhouses. Expect the same in the 170th all-time meeting of the city's red and blue halves. Sergio Agüero and City... Read more

Games to Watch: Last shot for some MLS playoff contenders

Friday, October 16, 2015, 9:30 AM
New York City FC at Orlando City 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Orlando still has slim hopes of making the Major League Soccer playoffs, but must win its last two games and get help from teams above it. The Lions have the attacking prowess in playmaker Kaká and striker Cyle Larin, the likely... Read more

Games to Watch: Bonanza across MLS and Europe

Friday, October 2, 2015, 9:00 AM
New York City FC at D.C. United 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) A few weeks ago, New York City FC looked buried in the Major League Soccer playoff race. Yet they've suddenly risen into contention thanks to timely goals from formerly-vilified midfielder Frank Lampard. D.C., meanwhile, seems in the... 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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