Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Women's Soccer

Gina Lewandowski's national team dream finally comes true

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:51 PM
By her own admission, Lehigh Valley native Gina Lewandowski had all but given up on any chance of joining the U.S. women's national team. At 30 years old, she figured her time had passed - especially with a new generation of young stars starting to finally crack coach Jill Ellis' lineup. Yet a few... Read more

Games to Watch: Dramatic end to MLS regular season

Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:58 PM
Manchester City at Manchester United 10:00 a.m. Sunday (NBCSN, Telemundo) The Manchester derby always produces fireworks, especially in recent years when both teams have been powerhouses. Expect the same in the 170th all-time meeting of the city's red and blue halves. Sergio Agüero and City... Read more

U.S. women's soccer stars charm Forbes Under-30 Summit

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8:01 PM
Almost every time players from the U.S. women's national team make public appearances, they get received like rock stars. When they're at events with youth soccer players, they're swamped by screams of delight from start to finish. When they're amid crowds of grown-up soccer fans, they're revered... Read more

Games to Watch: All-American edition

Friday, September 25, 2015, 9:11 AM
Why? Because I can. Orlando City at New York Red Bulls 7 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Sacha Kljestan’s Red Bulls are already the first team to qualify for the Major League Soccer playoffs. Now they’re taking aim at finishing atop the Eastern Conference, and at the best overall record... Read more

The NWSL gets a shot at its biggest spotlight ever

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:31 PM
I have to start this post with two disclaimers. First, before I started writing I went back through my archives to make sure I hadn't used the same headline in the past. Second, the odds are currently better than they've ever been that we might some day get to the point when I don't have to write... Read more

Games to Watch: NWSL playoffs, MLS, European rivalries

Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:52 AM
Chicago Fire at New York Red Bulls 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Major League Soccer’s playoff race enters its final furlongs this weekend. Sacha Kljestan’s Red Bulls are taking aim at first place in the Eastern Conference and the league’s best overall record. That would put... Read more

Games to Watch: Stars take stage in NWSL, MLS and Europe

Friday, August 21, 2015, 7:20 AM
Seattle Reign at Houston Dash 8 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1) Just two days after leading the U.S. women against Costa Rica, Houston’s Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian and Seattle’s Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo are back with their club teams. But how much will they play in what’s a huge... Read more

Catching up with former Independence owner David Halstead

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:28 PM
Former Philadelphia Independence owner David Halstead has kept a low public profile since the team and Women’s Professional Soccer as a whole went under in January of 2012. But he hasn’t lost his interest in the sport, and just as importantly, he hasn’t forgotten the experiences... Read more

Games to Watch: Fox's Bundesliga debut, U.S. women return to action

Friday, August 14, 2015, 8:02 AM
Hamburg SV at Bayern Munich 2 p.m. Friday (WXTF 29.2, Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes and YouTube) After many years outside the U.S. television mainstream, Germany’s Bundesliga finally arrives on the big stage this season. The opening kickoff game features Bayern’s cavalry of superstars: Arjen... Read more

Games to Watch: English and French leagues kickoff

Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:25 AM
Paris Saint-Germain at Lille 2:30 p.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) As if three-time reigning French champion PSG didn’t have enough star power already, this season Zlatan Ibrahimović and Edison Cavani are joined by Ángel di María. The Argentine playmaker crossed... 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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