Thursday, July 30, 2015

Women's Soccer

A big next step for women's soccer: joining FIFPro's global players union

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:10 PM
The Women's World Cup is over. The confetti from the New York parade has been picked up. The Sports Illustrated commemoratives are on the newsstands, and by the time you read this might already be gone. Now what? Just because the spotlight fades doesn't mean the game goes away. And just because the... Read more

Kelly Smith hopes pro women's soccer returns to Philadelphia

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11:30 AM
If you were to make a list of the best creative talents who've played for professional soccer teams in Philadelphia over the years, who would be on it? From the Union, I'm sure you'd have Cristian Maidana, Vincent Nogueira and Roger Torres. Perhaps Kléberson too, and maybe even Freddy Adu and... Read more

World Cup parade sparks hope of legacy for NWSL

Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:32 PM
NEW YORK - The U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup celebration parade through Lower Manhattan's famed "Canyon of Heroes" was a terrific spectacle. I'd imagine that no one who witnessed it in person - whether as a fan, journalist or national team member - will ever forget it. I spent much of the morning... Read more

Celebrating Carli Lloyd and the Women's World Cup

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:59 PM
Many of you know that during the Women's World Cup, I hosted a series of podcasts for called A Women's World Cup Home Companion. Below you'll find an index of all seven episodes. And if you keep scrolling, you'll find something else pretty cool that I'm happy to share with everyone. Episode... Read more

Jill Loyden helps train next generation of goalkeepers

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 2:42 PM
I'm sure most of you know Kate by now, but in case you don't - she covers high school sports and occasionally pro soccer for the Inquirer. Follow her on Twitter here. SEWELL, N.J. - Walk into the Keeper Institute and there’s no sign of what the director and founder has accomplished. No big posters... Read more

Photos: Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian return to Philadelphia

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:58 AM
Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian finally got back to the east coast in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Here are some photos from their arrival at Philadelphia International Airport. Read more

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup TV schedule

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:55 AM
The Women's World Cup is officially upon us. This post has all the basics you need to keep track of the tournament. Full coverage is available in's World Cup special section. In addition to my on-site coverage of the U.S. team, you'll find the latest news and analysis, as well as real-time... Read more

Carli Lloyd makes Women's World Cup history with first-half hat trick in final

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 7:31 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Delran, N.J. native Carli Lloyd made Women's World Cup history in the first half of Sunday's championship game between the United States and Japan, becoming the first player to ever score a hat trick in a final. She struck twice in the first five minutes, finishing off... Read more

Keys to U.S.-Japan Women's World Cup final

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 4:08 AM
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Notebook: Canada's World Cup legacy; Trophy ceremony will send a message

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 3:32 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - I checked out FIFA's official Women's World Cup closing press conference on Friday evening primarily to see if any news would be made. But as you might imagine, I also had a few questions of my own that I hoped to get in: The first one was about the legacy of the tournament... 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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