Monday, May 4, 2015

Carli Lloyd not taking her third World Cup for granted

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:10 PM
Carli Lloyd has played in two World Cups, two Olympics and 10 Algarve Cups. Her decade-long career with the U.S. national team has included 192 caps, 63 goals, 32 assists and countless memories on and off the field. But for as much change as there has been in women's soccer during that time, two things... Read more

MLS Wrap: Red Bulls tie D.C., Colorado gets first win

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8:20 AM
Here's a look back at the weekend's action around Major League Soccer. FC Dallas 0, Colorado Rapids 4 Colorado Rapids: Dominique Badji 2', Dillon Powers 43', Gabriel Torres 70', Dillon Serna 85' (Yes, really.) New England Revolution 0, Columbus Crew 0 D.C. United 2, New York Red... Read more

Games to Watch: Marquee matchups in MLS, EPL

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:11 AM
Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) After a hot start to the season, Mauro Díaz and Dallas suffered their first loss of the year last weekend. They look to rebound with a home matchup against Dillon Powers and the last-in-the-west Rapids. Colorado doesn't offer much... Read more

2015 U.S. Open Cup first and second round draw

Monday, May 4, 2015, 2:54 PM
On Wednesday, the U.S. Soccer Federation conducted the draw for the first and second rounds of this year's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Below, you will find the list of matchups. Major League Soccer teams, including the Union, enter in the fourth round, which will be contested on June 16 and 17. Until... Read more

CCL and MLS Wrap: América crushes Herediano, Columbus ties Vancouver

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:23 AM
There was action in both the CONCACAF Champions League and Major League Soccer last night, with one game in each competition. So I figured I'd put all the results in one post. Unfortunately, as I write this, it's too early in the morning for me to come up wtih a catchy headline. Hopefully some day... Read more

NBC takes its Premier League studio coverage to England this weekend

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 9:27 PM
You have probably seen by now that NBC is taking its Premier League studio team across the Atlantic this weekend, for three days of live shows from cities and stadiums across England. I recently caught up with Pierre Moossa, the network's lead soccer producer, to chat about what the undertaking will... Read more

Union coach Jim Curtin benches goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:36 PM
Jim Curtin made official on Wednesday what many Union fans have been waiting to see for a while: star goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi has been benched. John McCarthy, a Philadelphia native and La Salle University product who was last season's USL player of the year, will start Saturday against New York City... Read more

National Women's Soccer League begins crucial third season

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 10:28 AM
Those of you who follow women's soccer closely may have seen the work of Lauren Green, editor of Nutmeg Incorporated. She recently joined the Inquirer's sports desk as a copy editor. Here's the first of what I hope will be many contributions here on, especially with the Women's World Cup... Read more

MLS Wrap: Cascadia rises in Western Conference

Sunday, April 5, 2015, 9:18 PM
It was quite a weekend for Major League Soccer's three Pacific Northwest hotbeds. Portland, Seattle and Vancouver were all at home Sunday night, and they all delivered big wins over fellow playoff contenders. Here's a look back at all the action from the weekend. Orlando City 0, D.C. United 1 D... Read more

NASL commissioner Bill Peterson sets out league’s present, future goals

Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:36 PM
North American Soccer League commissioner Bill Peterson is one of the most outspoken people in the continent's soccer community. He is never shy about his goals for his league, and he's never afraid to speak on the record about those goals. This past Wednesday, Peterson held a conference call with... 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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