Friday, November 27, 2015

U.S. National Teams

Philadelphia confirmed as 2016 Copa América Centenario host venue

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 12:45 PM
After months of waiting, Philadelphia has finally been confirmed as a host city for next summer’s much-anticipated Copa América Centenario soccer tournament. Lincoln Financial Field will be one of 10 venues across the United States for the event, which will feature the top national teams... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. men's national team begins World Cup qualifying

Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:36 AM
This week’s column focuses on the start of the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying - a.k.a. the round at which all the big nations enter. We shouldn’t completely overlook other notable games going on around the world, especially a some huge South American World Cup qualifiers... Read more

Gina Lewandowski's national team dream finally comes true

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:51 PM
By her own admission, Lehigh Valley native Gina Lewandowski had all but given up on any chance of joining the U.S. women's national team. At 30 years old, she figured her time had passed - especially with a new generation of young stars starting to finally crack coach Jill Ellis' lineup. Yet a few... Read more

Games to Watch: Dramatic end to MLS regular season

Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:58 PM
Manchester City at Manchester United 10:00 a.m. Sunday (NBCSN, Telemundo) The Manchester derby always produces fireworks, especially in recent years when both teams have been powerhouses. Expect the same in the 170th all-time meeting of the city's red and blue halves. Sergio Agüero and City... Read more

Games to Watch: Judgment day for U.S. national teams

Friday, October 9, 2015, 4:08 PM
There are Euro 2016 qualifiers across the pond this weekend, and CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers down in South America. But for just about everyone in the United States, the only games worth highlighting this weekend will be played in the United States. So this column focuses on those two contests exclusively... Read more

U.S. women's soccer stars charm Forbes Under-30 Summit

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8:01 PM
Almost every time players from the U.S. women's national team make public appearances, they get received like rock stars. When they're at events with youth soccer players, they're swamped by screams of delight from start to finish. When they're amid crowds of grown-up soccer fans, they're revered... Read more

Games to Watch: Fox's Bundesliga debut, U.S. women return to action

Friday, August 14, 2015, 8:02 AM
Hamburg SV at Bayern Munich 2 p.m. Friday (WXTF 29.2, Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes and YouTube) After many years outside the U.S. television mainstream, Germany’s Bundesliga finally arrives on the big stage this season. The opening kickoff game features Bayern’s cavalry of superstars: Arjen... Read more

Carli Lloyd 'excited' that Jill Ellis will remain U.S. women's coach

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:44 PM
One month to the day after the United States women won the World Cup - and one year to the day before the start of the 2016 Olympics - head coach Jill Ellis got a multi-year contract extension from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Although the news was greeted with mixed emotions in some quarters of the... Read more

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
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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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