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Archive: April, 2012

Former Philadelphia Independence coach Paul Riley returns to town

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 4:22 PM
I got an e-mail from a friend yesterday who was passing along news that former Philadelphia Independence coach Paul Riley is back in town, leading a series of regular training sessions for players with Women's Professional Soccer experience. Riley is currently hosting a weeklong, residency-style program... Read more

Remembering a lost friend

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 9:00 AM
If you don't mind, I'd like to take a moment to tell a personal story. You may have noticed that yesterday, D.C. United's supporters clubs mourned the passing of one of the team's most famous fans. Javier "Chico" Solares was a fixture at RFK Stadium for many years, and he was a friend to many people... Read more

Philadelphia Union beaten by Barcelona in national television ratings

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 4:11 PM
Here's an interesting measuring stick with which to gauge the national resonance of Major League Soccer. MLS has grown in a lot of ways in recent years, from in-stadium attendances to recognition across social media. But the league's television ratings have not changed much over time. They have grown... Read more

Adu focused, Gaddis confident after Union's first win; Califf explains pregame injury

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 1:40 AM
Here are as many postgame quotes from the Union's 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday as I could cram into my audio recorder. Enjoy. Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak On getting the first win of the season: I think it was extremely important for those guys in the locker room to have... Read more

Video: Union get first win

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 11:50 PM
Video: Freddy Adu returned as the Union picked up their first win of the season, a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew.'s Jonathan Tannenwald and the Inquirer's Marc Narducci report from PPL Park. Read more

2012 Major League Soccer All-Star Game jersey unveiled

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 5:04 PM
At halftime of today's Union-Crew game, Major League Soccer unveiled the jersey that this year's All-Star team will wear in the game against Chelsea at PPL Park on July 25. Here's a picture of it. What do you think? Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 1:41 AM
Time: 3:30 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: NBC Sports Network (Arlo White, Kyle Martino and Russ Thaler) After a two-week break, the Union return to PPL Park this afternoon for a nationally televised game against the Columbus Crew. Follow along below for my live updates throughout the day... Read more

Seven hot matches

Friday, April 13, 2012, 3:15 PM
Another Friday means another look at big matches coming up around the world over the next seven days. Two games did not make the cut that deserve honorable mention. The first is Germany's best rivalry game, Borussia Dortmund at Schalke 04, Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. on GolTV. Dortmund is one of... Read more

Video: MLS All-Stars to face Chelsea FC in July

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 7:46 PM
Video: UEFA Champions’ League semifinalist Chelsea FC will play the MLS All-Stars in the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 25 at PPL Park. The Union's Peter Nowak will coach the MLS team. Read more

Philadelphia Union midfielder Roger Torres suffers MCL sprain

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 9:28 PM
UPDATE: The Union finally announced Wednesday morning that Torres will be out 8-10 weeks. Union midfielder Roger Torres has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Columbus Crew with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. The news came out of Major League Soccer's latest injury... 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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