Saturday, November 28, 2015

Major League Soccer

MLS Wrap: RSL and L.A. draw, Voyageurs Cup semifinals

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:48 AM
There was one game in Major League Soccer on Wednesday, and it brought plenty of promise. Real Salt Lake and the Los Angeles Galaxy have a pretty good history of fireworks in their matchups over the years. Wednesday's matchup brought its own share of fireworks, but not on the field. A lightning storm... Read more

MLS Wrap: Red Bulls finally beaten, Seattle routs NYCFC

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:53 AM
There are no more unbeaten teams in Major League Soccer. Here's a look back at the weekend's action from coast to coast: Houston Dynamo 1, FC Dallas 4 Houston Dynamo: Giles Barnes 32' FC Dallas: Ryan Hollingshead 9', David Texeira 21', Mauro Díaz 52', Fabián Castillo 55' Real... Read more

MLS announces 2015 roster rules, finally

Friday, May 1, 2015, 4:00 PM
It took a while because of the CBA negotiations, but Major League Soccer has finally unveiled its roster rules for the 2015 season. Here are a few highlights from the league's press releas on the rules, which summarize some of the major changes in plainer English than the rules themselves. - Allocation... Read more

Games to Watch: UEFA Champions League semifinals, MLS

Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:26 PM
FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo 8:00 p.m. Friday (Univision Deportes) Dallas and Houston have been natural rivals for years. But this year it goes to a new level, as Houston’s move to the Western Conference means the clubs meet three times each season instead of once. Key to the battle for bragging... Read more

MLS Wrap: Goals galore in Houston, Altidore shines for TFC

Monday, April 27, 2015, 8:14 AM
Here we go again with another Monday morning look back at the weekend in Major League Soccer. Chicago Fire 1, New York City FC 0 Chicago Fire: David Accam 20' Colorado Rapids 1, FC Dallas 1 Colorado Rapids: Nick LaBrocca 79' FC Dallas: Mauro Díaz 31' New England Revolution... Read more

Games to Watch: Montreal aims for CCL history

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:55 AM
New York City FC at Chicago Fire 7:00 p.m. Friday (Univision Deportes) For as much attention as NYCFC has gotten in its first Major League Soccer season, David Villa and Mix Diskerud are looking up at the unheralded Fire in the standings. Among the reasons why is Chicago playmaker Harrison Shipp... Read more

MLS Wrap: Martins magic carries Seattle, Red Bulls stay unbeaten

Monday, April 20, 2015, 8:37 AM
Here's a look back at the weekend's action around Major League Soccer. New York Red Bulls 2, San Jose Earthquakes 0 New York Red Bulls: Sacha Kljestan 29', Mike Grella 35' D.C. United 1, Houston Dynamo 1 D.C. United: Chris Rolfe 36' Houston Dynamo: Ricardo Clark 65' Columbus Crew... Read more

MLS national TV ratings rising so far in 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:03 PM
With ESPN coming to PPL Park for the first time this year on Sunday, it's a good time to check in with the network to see how things are going in the first season of Major League Soccer's new big-money TV deal. To do that, I spent a few minutes chatting with Amy Rosenfeld, ESPN's senior coordinating... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, EPL, FA Cup, UEFA and CONCACAF Champions Leagues

Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:23 AM
A quick prelude: I get asked sometimes why I don't include Union games in this column. Those questions generally come from outside the Philadelphia region, and I understand why. The answer is that this column also runs in shorter form in Friday's Inquirer. It's intended as a complement to the day's... Read more

MLS Wrap: Red Bulls tie D.C., Colorado gets first win

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8:20 AM
Here's a look back at the weekend's action around Major League Soccer. FC Dallas 0, Colorado Rapids 4 Colorado Rapids: Dominique Badji 2', Dillon Powers 43', Gabriel Torres 70', Dillon Serna 85' (Yes, really.) New England Revolution 0, Columbus Crew 0 D.C. United 2, New York Red... 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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