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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

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

A photographic tour of Major League Soccer

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 9:10 AM
Every now and again, I get asked which MLS team I root for. When I travel to other cities, I get asked if I’m a Union fan. Around here, people who know I grew up in Washington ask if I still have ties to D.C. United. Still others ask if I’m partial to Portland or Montréal or other... Read more

Heather Mitts retires from soccer, will join Philadelphia Union's TV broadcast team

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:52 PM
Veteran U.S. national team defender Heather Mitts has announced that her playing career is over. But her connections to the American soccer community will continue, as she's joining the Philadelphia Union's television team. "The time has come for me to move onto a new stage of my career," Mitts wrote... Read more

Carli Lloyd heads to Western New York Flash in National Women's Soccer League allocation process

Friday, January 11, 2013, 2:56 PM
The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced the results of the National Women's Soccer League allocation process for national team players from the United States, Canada and Mexico. Each of the eight teams in the NWSL gets two or three Americans, two Canadians and two Mexicans. There is no team in the... Read more

Catching up with former Philadelphia Independence and Penn State midfielder Joanna Lohman

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:38 PM
During her two years with the Philadelphia Independence, Joanna Lohman quietly established a reputation as one of the team's stalwarts. Though the former Penn State star did not have the name recognition of such stars as Amy Rodriguez and Natasha Kai, Lohman nonetheless became a fan favorite for her... Read more

Professional women's soccer faces up to reality

Monday, May 28, 2012, 9:30 PM
A nearly-full house at PPL Park watches the U.S. women's national team's 4-1 rout of China on Sunday. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ I admit up front that this post is a combination of fact and opinion, but I know you all well enough to believe that you will be able to properly separate the two... Read more

Philadelphia Union would travel to D.C. United or Richmond Kickers in U.S. Open Cup fourth round

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 5:10 PM
The draw for the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup is out, and the Philadelphia Union will be hitting the road if they beat Rochester at PPL Park next Tuesday. The Union will face either D.C. United or the Richmond Kickers if they on Tuesday, June 5 if they advance to the fourth round. If it's D.C... Read more

Catching up with former Philadelphia Independence midfielder Lori Lindsey

Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:33 PM
PRINCETON - In all the time I've spent covering soccer, Lori Lindsey is one of the best quotes and best people I've ever worked with. The former Independence midfielder is also a perfect advertisement for the effect that a fully professional league can have on women's soccer in the United States. Her... Read more

Philadelphia Union lose season opener to Portland Timbers, 3-1

Monday, March 12, 2012, 8:04 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - In 2011, the Philadelphia Union scored first in just five of their 17 regular season road games. In their first road game of 2012 Monday night, the Union took an early lead, but couldn’t hold on to it. The Portland Timbers ran roughshod over the Union after Gabriel Gomez’s... 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 Staff Writer
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