Saturday, November 28, 2015

Daughters of Betsy

Catching up with former Independence owner David Halstead

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:28 PM
Former Philadelphia Independence owner David Halstead has kept a low public profile since the team and Women’s Professional Soccer as a whole went under in January of 2012. But he hasn’t lost his interest in the sport, and just as importantly, he hasn’t forgotten the experiences... Read more

Kelly Smith hopes pro women's soccer returns to Philadelphia

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11:30 AM
If you were to make a list of the best creative talents who've played for professional soccer teams in Philadelphia over the years, who would be on it? From the Union, I'm sure you'd have Cristian Maidana, Vincent Nogueira and Roger Torres. Perhaps Kléberson too, and maybe even Freddy Adu and... Read more

World Cup parade sparks hope of legacy for NWSL

Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:32 PM
NEW YORK - The U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup celebration parade through Lower Manhattan's famed "Canyon of Heroes" was a terrific spectacle. I'd imagine that no one who witnessed it in person - whether as a fan, journalist or national team member - will ever forget it. I spent much of the morning... 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

Can Telemundo grow women's soccer in America's Hispanic communities?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:19 PM
Updated June 1 with some new information on Telemundo's on-air talent. You don't have to speak a word of Spanish to know about the popularity of soccer within America's Hispanic population. But for as much cultural resonance as the sport has in that community, it has not always been spread around... Read more

Canada prepares to throw the summer’s biggest soccer party

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:52 PM
There’s a snarky way to write this piece, and there’s a not-so-snarky way to write this piece. So let me get the snark out of the way first. Yes, the organizing committees in the six Canadian cities that will be hosting Women’s World Cup games are well aware that they are about to... Read more

CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying TV schedule

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:52 PM
Updated with results of the group stage draw, and with the TV schedule. In its short history, PPL Park has hosted a number of high-profile soccer occasions. In October, the Philadelphia Union's home will get one of its biggest games yet. CONCACAF and the U.S. Soccer Federation officially announced... Read more

Philadelphia Soccer 6, Starfinder Foundation team up for charity fundraiser

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:05 PM
Let’s take a moment to step away from the pro soccer scene and highlight a great cause in the local community. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Soccer 6 - an organization uniting the region’s six Division I college soccer programs - announced it will host a youth clinic and exhibition game... Read more

Comcast responds to criticism over Premier League Extra Time problems

Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:19 PM
I received some new information from Comcast on August 22 about their issues with Extra Time. Click here to read that post. For the most part, NBC Sports’ inaugural day of Premier League coverage went extremely well. The television broadcasts were smooth, the online streaming was high-quality... Read more

Catching up with Lauren Holiday

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 2:05 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - It took a cross-country trip to do so, but I finally got to a National Women's Soccer League game this past weekend. In addition to the Timbers-Whitecaps reserve game at JELD-Wen Field on Sunday, there was a showdown between the top two teams so far this season, the Portland Thorns... 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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