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Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 11:53 PM
South Korea vs. Japan 2:45 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network; Telemundo; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; By a twist of fate, the men's Olympic bronze medal game features the renewal of a fierce Asian rivalry. South Korea has long felt a sense of inferiority relative to its more prosperous... Read more

Eight Hot Matches

Friday, August 3, 2012, 8:55 AM
In honor of the Olympics, you get a bonus match this week. See if you can figure out which one it is. United States women vs. New Zealand 9:30 a.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; The United States' reward for a perfect performance in the group stage of the... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 10:43 PM
United States women vs. Colombia at Hampden Park, Glasgow 12:00 p.m. Saturday (NBC Sports Network; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; After an impressive 4-2 win over France in their first group stage game, the U.S. women face a Colombia team that they beat 3-0 at last year’s World... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 11:45 PM
It's time for your quadrennial reminder that the Summer Olympics don't actually start with the Opening Ceremonies. They begin with the soccer tournament's first game on Wednesday, July 25 - two days before the flame is lit in London on Friday, July 27. It so happens that July 25 is also the day of... Read more

U.S. women's national team names Olympics roster

Sunday, May 27, 2012, 5:22 PM
Much earlier than many expected, U.S. women's national team head coach Pia Sundhage has made the cuts that have produced the 18-player roster for the upcoming Olympics in London. Sundhage also named four alternates who can be used as injury replacements. The total of 22 players will travel to Sweden... Read more

For U.S. women's national team coach Pia Sundhage, picking a roster for the Olympics is 'very tough'

Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:24 PM
PRINCETON, N.J. – I don't think I have to do much to introduce U.S. women's national team coach Pia Sundhage to you. So let's get straight to the questions and answers. There's plenty to digest. What does Women's Professional Soccer shutting down do not only for this group of players, but for... Read more

United States women drawn with France, Colombia and North Korea for Summer Olympics

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:39 AM
The United States women's national soccer team was drawn with France, Colombia and North Korea in the group stage of the upcoming Summer Olympics tournament. FIFA and the International Olympic Committee conducted the draw in the early hours of the morning Eastern time in London, host city of the 2012... Read more

Q&A with U.S. women's national team midfielder Lauren Cheney

Friday, January 20, 2012, 5:43 PM
With just a few hours to go before the United States women's national team's first Olympic qualifying match in Vancouver, I was able to get a few minutes of rising star midfielder Lauren Cheney's time. If you read Sports Illustrated, you probably saw the story in last week's magazine about the important... Read more

U.S. women’s national team Olympic qualifying preview Q&A with Brandi Chastain

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 4:21 PM
I'm pretty sure that I don’t have to tell you much about Brandi Chastain in order to introduce my interview with her. Even those of you who weren’t paying attention to soccer during the 1999 Women’s World Cup probably know that she scored the winning penalty kick in the championship... Read more

U.S. women's Olympic qualifying roster named; games to be streamed online for free

Monday, January 16, 2012, 4:11 PM
There were two major announcements today regarding the U.S. women's national team's upcoming qualification tournament for this summer's Olympics. The first was the roster. All the big names from the World Cup are on the team, including Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan. The Independence are... 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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