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Major League Soccer

Live MLS preseason video: Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 5:32 PM
The last game of the night involves two teams that finished outside the playoffs last year, and are hoping to fix that in 2015. Portland is always good for entertainment. Diego Valeri and Darlington Nagbe pull the strings behind a corps of strikers that is deep, but sometimes inconsistent. Houston... Read more

Live MLS preseason video: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 5:25 PM
After the Union wrap up their preseason opener in Jacksonville, the scene shifts west to Arizona for the first of two games tonight involving Western Conference clubs. The Whitecaps' squad of young, speedy attackers drew lots of praise from across Major League Soccer last year, and new striker signing... Read more

Live MLS preseason video: D.C. United vs. Malmö FF

Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:37 AM
There have a been a fair few games so far in the MLS preseason, but up to now, very few have been streamed online. The wait for another ends today, as D.C. United faces Swedish club Malmö FF at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Kickoff time is set for 1:00 p.m Eastern. Read more

Live MLS preseason video: Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 5:30 PM
For some fans across Major League Soccer, it might feel like the 2014 MLS Cup final only just ended. For others (including, perhaps, some here in Philadelphia), it might feel like last season ended a long time ago. Lo and behold, a new season is approaching. Even as the outdoor temperature for many... Read more

How would free agency in Major League Soccer actually work?

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:38 PM
As I write this post on Saturday morning, just hours remain in the life of Major League Soccer's current collective bargaining agreement with the Major League Soccer Players Union. It seems more likely than ever that there will be a work stoppage for the first time in the league's 20-year history... Read more

MLS commissioner Don Garber holds forth on Landon Donovan, Frank Lampard and other matters

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:16 AM
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber always meets the press for a Q&A session between rounds of the SuperDraft, and he always gets a grilling. That was the case again today. With the Frank Lampard furore finally cooling off and collective bargaining negotiations with the MLS Players Union... Read more

Live coverage of the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 9:54 PM
Let's have some fun, shall we? Joining me this afternoon are KYW's Kevin Kinkead and Greg Orlandini and's Travis Clark, Will Parchman and Maxi Rodriguez. Along with our live chat, in the video player above you can watch's live coverage, hosted by SiriusXM's Joe Tolleson... Read more

Manolo Sanchez hopes to earn place in MLS SuperDraft spotlight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:16 PM
Manolo Sanchez could just as easily have been a baseball player instead of a soccer player. The University City native spent as much time on diamonds as rectangular fields while growing up. But once soccer really took hold of him, it never let go. Over the years, the world's game has led Sanchez... Read more

Frank Lampard coming to New York in July, but the furore isn't done yet

Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:39 AM
I am as sick of the Frank Lampard tug-of-war as everyone else. The rumors and deceit - including at least one outright lie, by my count - have given a black eye to Major League Soccer, Manchester City, New York City FC and the player himself. Now, after weeks of confusion, Lampard has finally spoken... Read more

Union loan Zac MacMath to Colorado Rapids

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 4:02 PM
It's no secret that the Union have spent many months trying to get rid of goalkeeper Zac MacMath. They tried repeatedly to trade him, to no avail. They left him unprotected in the expansion draft in the hope that Orlando City or New York City FC would take him, and neither did. So they were yet again... 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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