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U.S. National Teams

Union, Eagles line up joint bid to host World Cup qualifier

Monday, July 27, 2015, 11:51 AM
Even though the U.S.-Panama third-place game at PPL Park didn't sell out, Philadelphia put on a great show Sunday night hosting the final. The biggest crowd for a soccer game in city history - 68,930 fans - packed Lincoln Financial Field to the rafters, and rightly left Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz - who... Read more

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup TV schedule

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 3:25 PM
For the first time since 2009, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is coming back to Philadelphia - and it's coming back in a big way. Lincoln Financial Field hosts the championship game of the 2015 edition of North and Central America's biennial championship for national teams. PPL Park hosts the third-place game... Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann: It's always sunny in U.S. camp

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:20 AM
This is an expanded version of a story I wrote for Saturday's Daily News. If you're in town, go pick up a copy anyway. Jurgen Klinsmann has said many times during his four years as U.S. men's soccer team coach that criticism of the program is a good thing, because it shows progress in the sport's... Read more

Gold Cup final at Lincoln Financial Field is sold out

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:01 PM
Updated Wednesday night, for an obvious reason. CONCACAF announced Wednesday afternoon that Sunday's Gold Cup final at Lincoln Financial Field (7:30 p.m, Fox Sports 1 and Univision) is sold out. The organization expects a crowd in excess of 66,000 to be in attendance. Capacity is 69,176 for Eagles... Read more

Games to Watch: CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals

Friday, July 17, 2015, 5:42 AM
United States vs. Cuba 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Fox, Univision, Univision Deportes) The CONCACAF Gold Cup is making its way toward next Sunday's title game at Lincoln Financial Field, as well as next Saturday's third place game at PPL Park. This weekend brings the start of the knockout rounds. First up... 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

Celebrating Carli Lloyd and the Women's World Cup

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:59 PM
Many of you know that during the Women's World Cup, I hosted a series of podcasts for called A Women's World Cup Home Companion. Below you'll find an index of all seven episodes. And if you keep scrolling, you'll find something else pretty cool that I'm happy to share with everyone. Episode... Read more

Photos: Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian return to Philadelphia

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:58 AM
Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian finally got back to the east coast in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Here are some photos from their arrival at Philadelphia International Airport. Read more

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup TV schedule

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:55 AM
The Women's World Cup is officially upon us. This post has all the basics you need to keep track of the tournament. Full coverage is available in's World Cup special section. In addition to my on-site coverage of the U.S. team, you'll find the latest news and analysis, as well as real-time... Read more

The most-watched soccer games in U.S. TV history

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 7:34 AM
Updated after the Women's World Cup. The United States-Japan final drew the largest television audience for soccer in American history, attracting a combined total of 26.67 million viewers on Fox and Telemundo. It was not, however, the most-watched soccer game in American history. There is a key... 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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