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Video: Union makes splash at MLS SuperDraft

Friday, January 17, 2014, 3:15 AM's Jon Tannenwald reports from the Pennsylvania Convention Center where the Union selected goalkeeper Andre Blake with the No. 1 overall pick. Read more

Live coverage of the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 9:35 AM
Thanks to all of you who read and listened to our coverage. We had a few bumps and bruises along the way, but we appreciate your support and we are glad to have drawn an audience of over 7,000 listeners. If you missed the event live, you can download a podcast here. The big day is finally here. All... Read more

Games to Watch: Liga MX, EPL, La Liga, MLS (yes, really)

Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:09 AM
América at Tijuana 10:30 p.m. Friday (Azteca America, ESPN Deportes) U.S. national team veterans Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Hérculez Gómez lead Tijuana against the reigning Mexican champions. As the World Cup grows ever closer, it’s a chance for Tijuana’s big... Read more

Major League Soccer’s player personnel system becomes a little more transparent

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10:00 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Major League Soccer does a lot of things that a lot of people like, and a lot of things that a lot of people don't like. One of the league's most-disliked aspects is its lack of transparency in player personnel matters. The league office does not disclose salaries, lengths of contracts... Read more

Michelle Akers is ready to 'get back in the game'

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 9:52 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Consider the following scenario. Somewhere out there in this country is a 12-year-old girl who is a big fan of the United States women's national soccer team. She has a poster in her bedroom of Alex Morgan, or Abby Wambach, or maybe Carli Lloyd or Hope Solo. That girl is old enough... Read more

Catching up with U.S. women’s national team midfielder Lauren Cheney

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 5:18 PM
INDIANAPOLIS – Although the National Women's Soccer League's college draft was conducted without much fanfare, there were a few U.S. national team players on hand to lend a little bit of buzz to the occasion. One of them was midfielder Lauren Cheney, who as many of you has deep ties to Philadelphia... Read more

Penn State women’s soccer star Christine Nairn drafted by National Women’s Soccer League’s Seattle Reign

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 1:35 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - I came to the inaugural National Women's Soccer League draft not really sure what I wanted to write about. There was no real spectacle to take in, as only two of the 32 selections on the day were present in the room. In fact, the media was walled off entirely from the eight NWSL teams'... Read more

Taylor Twellman opens up about the state of Major League Soccer, youth soccer player development, and his work researching concussions in sports

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 12:29 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - I'm sure almost all of you are familiar with Taylor Twellman at this point. As ESPN's lead color analyst for Major League Soccer and U.S. men's national team games, the former New England Revolution star has quickly become one of the most respected and influential voices in the American... Read more

Live coverage of the 2013 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2:00 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - While there might not be a standout star in this year's SuperDraft, there are plenty of under-the-radar names with real pro prospects. And as I wrote in my SuperDraft preview, the Union have a history of finding talent under the radar. They'll have two opportunities to do so today,... Read more

Philadelphia Union look for another late-round gem in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 1:44 AM
INDIANAPOLIS – This college sports-crazed city is still in the process of catching on to the world's game the way other parts of America have. Still, it's fitting that Major League Soccer's annual convergence with the college game will take place this year a few blocks from the NCAA's headquarters... 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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