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Notebook: Winnipeg should blame itself for lack of World Cup buzz

Monday, June 15, 2015, 6:43 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Just before the traveling circus of American fans and media left Winnipeg, a writer in the Winnipeg Free Press penned a lament about the lack of buzz on the city's streets during the World Cup. Columnist Bartley Kives laid the blame at FIFA's feet for not putting resources... Read more

Notebook: U.S.-Sweden game sets multiple TV records

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:07 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It looks like American sports fans have finally come to appreciate an aspect of soccer that has long been a subject of scorn: the scoreless tie. Fox's broadcast of Friday night's goalless contest between the United States and Sweden drew an average audience of 4.5 million... Read more

U.S. Soccer responds to criticism from senator; Jerramy Stevens defends Hope Solo

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 12:33 AM
UPDATE (2:25 p.m.): Hope Solo's husband Jerramy Stevens, a former NFL player, fired back on Saturday in response to the controversy surrounding his wife. Stevens spoke with USA TODAY Sports: "It is a witch hunt, you can put that in the paper. ... It's not hard for me because I know Hope can handle... Read more

Notebook: World Cup ticket sales fears are overblown

Friday, June 12, 2015, 6:35 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Canada's largest national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, blared an attention-grabbing headline across the front of its sports section on Friday: “IS THE WORLD CUP FACING TICKET TROUBLE?” That might have been a bit of an overstatement. It's true that through Thursday's... Read more

Notebook: New Zealand sends Canada a Dear John letter

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 11:34 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Pia Sundhage isn't the only big-name coach in the World Cup who has talked a big game this week. Ahead of Thursday night's game between Canada and New Zealand, Canadian coach John Herdman took aim at a program that he coached at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. “Quality for... Read more

Women's World Cup Journal: A few tastes of home while far away

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 1:31 AM
For more photos, videos and anecdotes from my travels across Canada, follow me on Twitter (@thegoalkeeper) and Snapchat (jtannenwald). A few tastes of home while far away WINNIPEG, Manitoba – It is an article of faith that once you've lived in Philadelphia for a while, no matter where you travel... Read more

Notebook: Women's World Cup favorites tested early

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:18 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Every team at the World Cup has now played once. With Wednesday having been the first day on the schedule with no games played, it's a good time to assess where the United States' rivals to win the tournament stand. Some of them seem to have not found solid footing yet. Reigning... Read more

Women's World Cup Journal: A walk on the not-wild side

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 1:51 AM
For more photos, videos and anecdotes from my travels across Canada, follow me on Twitter (@thegoalkeeper) and Snapchat (jtannenwald). WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Taking the public bus system around the city instead of driving everywhere has proven to be a smart decision so far. For one thing, a week's... Read more

Notebook: Fox Sports sets Women's World Cup TV record

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 9:24 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The United States' World Cup-opening 3-1 win over Australia drew a combined audience of over 3.5 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 and NBC Universo, according to Nielsen data published Tuesday afternoon. That easily beat the previous record for any Women's World Cup group stage game:... Read more

Women's World Cup Journal: Nigeria throws a party to remember

Monday, June 8, 2015, 6:52 PM
Throughout my travels at the the Women's World Cup, I'll be chronicling the color and atmosphere of the tournament on the blog and in the pages of the Inquirer. For more photos, videos and anecdotes, follow me on Twitter (@thegoalkeeper) and Snapchat (jtannenwald). WINNIPEG, Manitoba – As 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 Staff Writer
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