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Sons of Ben

Catching up with former Philadelphia Union defender Jordan Harvey

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 6:28 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - After covering the Union's game in Vancouver last weekend, I stayed in the Pacific Northwest for a week-long tour of Cascadia's soccer hotbeds. The final leg of my trip brought me to the Rose City, where I've been able to catch up with some familiar names to Philadelphia soccer fans... Read more

Video: 'MLS Insider' profiles Sons of Ben

Monday, June 24, 2013, 10:53 AM
In case you missed it over the weekend, here's the video feature on the Sons of Ben that ran on the new MLS Insider show. The program takes a documentary-style look at major stories across Major League Soccer. It airs Friday nights on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 p.m. Read more

Video: David Beckham's best goals and his highlights in Philadelphia

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:26 PM
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Phillies' Ryan Howard a Tottenham Hotspur fan?

Friday, May 3, 2013, 12:44 PM
On the theory that if you read something on Twitter, it's presumably true... The guy who DJ'ed star Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard's wedding last December posted a photo from the event on his Instagram account today. Apparently Howard is a Tottenham Hotspur fan. Who knew? Ryan Howard and me... Read more

Photos from the Union's 'Cocktails and Cleats' fundraiser

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:34 PM
My colleagues on the photo desk were at the Union's "Cocktails and Cleats" fundraiser on Wednesday." Here are some photos from the event. Read more

Your suggestions for the Philadelphia Union’s starting lineup

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 9:00 AM
During his press conference Wednesday, Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth acknowledged that he hasn't finalized his starting lineup yet for the team's season-opening game this weekend. Hackworth certainly has a lot of options at his disposal. Many of his players can do well in multiple formations... Read more

Philadelphia Union unveil new third jersey, inspired by Bethlehem Steel

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 2:06 PM
Now it's official. After lots of rumor and speculation - and some leaked photos on the internet Tuesday afternoon - the Philadelphia Union finally unveiled their new third jersey during their Meet the Team event at Xfinity Live. The black, white and red color scheme is a tribute to Bethlehem Steel... Read more

Inquirer profiles forthcoming Sons of Ben movie

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:36 AM
Some of you may have heard about the movie on the Sons of Ben that's been in the works for a while now. In this morning's Inquirer, Jeff Gammage writes an extensive profile of the movie and its director, Jeff Bell, in today's paper. There are a lot of details about how the movie has come together... Read more

Philadelphia Union hire Alejandro Moreno as new color analyst for local television broadcasts

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 11:58 AM
Former Philadelphia Union forward Alejandro Moreno has been hired to replace Bob Rigby as the color analyst on the team's local television broadcasts. He will join J.P. Dellacamera, who returns for another season as the team's play-by-play voice. Moreno played for the Union in 2010, the team's inaugural... Read more

Major League Soccer partners with United Soccer Leagues to create new, stronger Reserve League

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 3:15 PM
Major League Soccer made one of the biggest announcements in its 18-year history on Wednesday, unveiling a partnership with the United Soccer Leagues to run its Reserve League within the USL PRO league structure. Starting this year, there will be interleague play between USL PRO and MLS Reserve League... 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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