Sunday, August 2, 2015

2015-16 UEFA and CONCACAF tournaments TV schedule

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 11:59 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

Fox Sports 2015-16 Bundesliga television schedule

Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:49 AM
Here's your viewer's guide to TV coverage of Germany's Bundesliga. This season marks the long-awaited debut of Fox's multi-year rights deal that finally brings one of the world's best and most popular soccer leagues into mainstream American homes. For some years now, the Bundesliga has drawn the biggest... Read more

Union sign Swiss national team midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 3:41 PM
Updated 12:50 p.m. Friday: During Tranquillo Barnetta's introductory press conference, Union technical director Chris Albright said Barnetta will be eligible to play Saturday, but refused three times to answer questions about how that is the case. On the fourth attempt, Albright finally acknowledged... Read more

MLS All-Star Game preview

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 3:41 PM
Major League Soccer All-Stars vs. Tottenham Hotspur Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo. Time: 9 p.m. Wednesday TV: Fox Sports 1, UniMás, TSN 1/3/4/5, RDS Scouting the All-Stars: There aren’t any Union players on the team this year, but there are plenty of marquee... Read more

Union finally, officially are rid of Carlos Vald├ęs

Monday, July 27, 2015, 4:37 PM
It was clear as soon as the Union loaned Carlos Valdés to Uruguayan club Nacional in February that the Colombian national team defender would never take the field at PPL Park again. Even though his $400,000 salary wasn't the Union's responsibility during the loan, the team knew that until it... 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

With Gold Cup over, Andre Blake returns to Union

Monday, July 27, 2015, 11:49 AM
Even though Union goalkeeper Andre Blake didn't play for Jamaica at the Gold Cup, he made it clear after Sunday's final that he learned a lot from the experience of being part of the team. "I think I've become a better goalkeeper," he said as a cluster of reporters gathered around him at Lincoln Financial... Read more

MLS Wrap: Goal-fests across Eastern Conference

Monday, July 27, 2015, 7:58 AM
The Union's 3-2 fall-from-ahead loss at D.C. United wasn't the only game with a lot of scoring in Major League Soccer this weekend. A total of 39 goals were scored in the nine games from Friday to Sunday, an average of 4.33 per contest. If you missed any of the highlights from around the league, here... Read more

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati: Jurgen Klinsmann's job is safe

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11:24 PM
U.S. men's soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is rarely at a loss for words. But after Saturday's loss on penalty kicks to Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third place game at PPL Park - 3-2 in the shootout after 120 dull minutes ended in a 1-1 draw - Klinsmann offered surprisingly terse answers to... 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
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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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