Sunday, October 4, 2015

Major League Soccer

2015 Major League Soccer national television schedule

Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:33 PM
Here's the full national television schedule for the 2015 Major League Soccer season. This year brings unprecedented national exposure for MLS. It's the start of the league's eight-year, $720 million rights deal with Univision, ESPN and Fox. Each network will get an exclusive national broadcast window... Read more

Games to Watch: Bonanza across MLS and Europe

Friday, October 2, 2015, 9:00 AM
New York City FC at D.C. United 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) A few weeks ago, New York City FC looked buried in the Major League Soccer playoff race. Yet they've suddenly risen into contention thanks to timely goals from formerly-vilified midfielder Frank Lampard. D.C., meanwhile, seems in the... Read more

2015-16 UEFA and CONCACAF tournaments TV schedule

Friday, October 2, 2015, 8:51 AM
Here's your viewer's guide to this season's TV coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, the CONCACAF Champions League and national team games from those confederations. Last season's preamble was really long. I'd like to keep this season's shorter. Fox owns rights to every UEFA tournament... Read more

Video: Union suffer U.S. Open Cup heartbreak

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:00 PM
After the Union lost to Sporting Kansas City in the U.S. Open Cup final at PPL Park, I got together with the Inquirer's Marc Narducci to look back on the game and look ahead to what might come next for the team. Read more

A historical look at MLS salary data

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 9:18 AM
Over the last few weeks I've been playing with some data visualization platforms as a way of presenting a historical look at how Major League Soccer salaries have changed over the years. Last week's release of a new set of salary data provides an opportunity to put those tools to use. The MLS Players... Read more

Philadelphia Union 2015 player salaries as of September 15

Friday, September 25, 2015, 5:44 PM
The closing of Major League Soccer's summer transfer window and the leaguewide roster freeze a few days later meant it was time for another round of leaguewide salary data. Earlier this week, the MLS Players Union released those numbers, and here's my analysis of what they mean. Philadelphia Union... Read more

Games to Watch: All-American edition

Friday, September 25, 2015, 9:11 AM
Why? Because I can. Orlando City at New York Red Bulls 7 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Sacha Kljestan’s Red Bulls are already the first team to qualify for the Major League Soccer playoffs. Now they’re taking aim at finishing atop the Eastern Conference, and at the best overall record... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, Bundesliga, EPL

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:50 AM
FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Dallas has the best points-per-game average in Major League Soccer, and not just because of midfield stars Fabián Castíllo and Mauro Díaz. The team has made a serious commitment to playing homegrown academy talents... Read more

Games to Watch: NWSL playoffs, MLS, European rivalries

Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:52 AM
Chicago Fire at New York Red Bulls 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Major League Soccer’s playoff race enters its final furlongs this weekend. Sacha Kljestan’s Red Bulls are taking aim at first place in the Eastern Conference and the league’s best overall record. That would put... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS rivalries, Serie A, EPL

Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:31 PM
Los Angeles Galaxy at San Jose Earthquakes 11 p.m. Friday (UniMas) The Galaxy are on a hot streak the likes of which has rarely ever been seen in Major League Soccer. With the superstar trio of Giovani dos Santos, Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard firing on all cylinders - and with clutch contributions... 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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