Monday, October 5, 2015

U.S. National Teams

Woulda, coulda, shoulda: Here's who didn't make the U.S. women's World Cup roster

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 11:46 PM
In the days before Jill Ellis announced the U.S. women’s national team roster for this summer’s World Cup, we kicked around names of players on the bubble to make the cut. We also pondered some current and former prospects who haven’t made it to the big stage with the senior squad... Read more

Carli Lloyd not taking her third World Cup for granted

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:10 PM
Carli Lloyd has played in two World Cups, two Olympics and 10 Algarve Cups. Her decade-long career with the U.S. national team has included 192 caps, 63 goals, 32 assists and countless memories on and off the field. But for as much change as there has been in women's soccer during that time, two things... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, USWNT, Ligue 1, CCL

Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:12 AM
D.C. United at Orlando City 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) It hasn't taken Kaká long to settle in Orlando. The Brazilian superstar's goals and assists have electrified Major League Soccer's newest market and brought huge crowds to the Citrus Bowl. Expect the same this weekend as Orlando... Read more

Games to Watch: Rivalries in Europe and MLS

Friday, March 20, 2015, 9:53 AM
Manchester United at Liverpool 9:30 a.m. Sunday (NBCSN, NBC Universo) The latest edition of English soccer’s most famous rivalry comes with some bite. Wayne Rooney’s United and Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool are fourth and fifth in the Premier League standings. Expect the always-great... Read more

CONCACAF brings taste of Gold Cup spectacle to town

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:48 PM
Thursday's press conference at Lincoln Financial Field mainly served to make an official announcement of something that was already well-known: Philadelphia will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on July 26, and the third-place game on July 25. But the event still didn't lack for spectacle. Mayor Nutter... Read more

Games to Watch: Major League Soccer's 20th season kicks off in style

Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:20 AM
United States women vs. Switzerland 12:00 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1) On Wednesday, Carli Lloyd and the U.S. women had to come from behind to beat Norway, 2-1. Switzerland won't pose nearly as tough a challenge, but it sends enough of a message that the Americans struggled against a Norwegian team... Read more

Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas want to prove Fox's soccer critics wrong

Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:47 AM
NEW YORK - Whether you are a grizzled veteran of the American soccer scene or a newly-minted idealist, you are likely quite familiar with Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas. Both men have been part of the American soccer media landscape for almost the entire modern era of the sport in this country. When it... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, Algarve Cup, CONCACAF Champions League

Friday, February 27, 2015, 8:18 AM
Sunderland at Manchester United 10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) For all the rancor that has surrounded Louis van Gaal in his first season as Manchester United manager, the team is nonetheless in fourth place in the Premier League. Robin van Persie’s goals and Ángel Dí María’s... Read more

Games to Watch: USWNT, UEFA Champions League, Europa League

Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:00 AM
United States women at England 2:30 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1, Univision Deportes) Last weekend's shutout loss in France exposed some big flaws in the U.S. women's national team - most notably its inability to control possession despite a glittering array of attacking stars. With just a few months... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. men and women, African Nations Cup final, Madrid and London derbies

Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:35 AM
Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) The North London Derby is always a big game, but this time it's really worth making the effort to get out of bed early. Arsenal and Tottenham are separated by just two points in the Premier League standings. If Spurs win, they could jump over... 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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