Wednesday, November 25, 2015

World Cup

Notebook: France is fine - for now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:59 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta - France coach Philippe Bergeroo took a bit of a gamble by leaving midfield catalyst Louisa Nécib on the bench in Wednesday's game against Mexico, so that she could rest and recover from some minor injuries. That gamble paid off just 34 seconds after kickoff, when Marie Laure... Read more

Notebook: Lionesses drown out Bachmann's opus

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:46 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Switzerland striker Ramona Bachmann has delivered on expectations that she could be a breakout star at the World Cup, registering three goals, one assist and 18 shots in the group stage. But that wasn't enough to overcome a true Cinderella performance by Cameroon, which... Read more

American Outlaws bridge one of women's soccer's most infamous divides

Monday, June 15, 2015, 7:03 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - I have written many first-person stories on here over the years, but with just a few rare exceptions, I've kept my own experiences as a soccer fan to myself. This post is going to be one of those exceptions. I hope you don't mind. And it's going to be a long exception... Read more

Notebook: Winnipeg should blame itself for lack of World Cup buzz

Monday, June 15, 2015, 6:43 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Just before the traveling circus of American fans and media left Winnipeg, a writer in the Winnipeg Free Press penned a lament about the lack of buzz on the city's streets during the World Cup. Columnist Bartley Kives laid the blame at FIFA's feet for not putting resources... Read more

Notebook: U.S.-Sweden game sets multiple TV records

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:07 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It looks like American sports fans have finally come to appreciate an aspect of soccer that has long been a subject of scorn: the scoreless tie. Fox's broadcast of Friday night's goalless contest between the United States and Sweden drew an average audience of 4.5 million... Read more

U.S. Soccer responds to criticism from senator; Jerramy Stevens defends Hope Solo

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 12:33 AM
UPDATE (2:25 p.m.): Hope Solo's husband Jerramy Stevens, a former NFL player, fired back on Saturday in response to the controversy surrounding his wife. Stevens spoke with USA TODAY Sports: "It is a witch hunt, you can put that in the paper. ... It's not hard for me because I know Hope can handle... Read more

Notebook: World Cup ticket sales fears are overblown

Friday, June 12, 2015, 6:35 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Canada's largest national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, blared an attention-grabbing headline across the front of its sports section on Friday: “IS THE WORLD CUP FACING TICKET TROUBLE?” That might have been a bit of an overstatement. It's true that through Thursday's... Read more

Notebook: New Zealand sends Canada a Dear John letter

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 11:34 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Pia Sundhage isn't the only big-name coach in the World Cup who has talked a big game this week. Ahead of Thursday night's game between Canada and New Zealand, Canadian coach John Herdman took aim at a program that he coached at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. “Quality for... Read more

Women's World Cup Journal: A few tastes of home while far away

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 1:31 AM
For more photos, videos and anecdotes from my travels across Canada, follow me on Twitter (@thegoalkeeper) and Snapchat (jtannenwald). A few tastes of home while far away WINNIPEG, Manitoba – It is an article of faith that once you've lived in Philadelphia for a while, no matter where you travel... Read more

Notebook: Women's World Cup favorites tested early

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:18 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Every team at the World Cup has now played once. With Wednesday having been the first day on the schedule with no games played, it's a good time to assess where the United States' rivals to win the tournament stand. Some of them seem to have not found solid footing yet. Reigning... 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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