Thursday, November 26, 2015

Archive: May, 2010

Union get first road win

Sunday, May 30, 2010, 12:52 AM
Because really, after yesterday afternoon, a perfect game from Roy Halladay and an 11-goal Stanley Cup Finals opener for the Flyers just weren't enough... Danny Mwanga scored in the 93rd minute of a wild match in Houston to give the Union a 3-2 win over the Dynamo. It was Philadelphia's first road... Read more

For the U.S., better late than never

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 6:15 PM
A few thoughts from me after the United States' 2-1 win over Turkey at Lincoln Financial Field... - Jonathan Spector got torched at right back. Repeatedly. Maybe Turkey wore down a bit in the second half, but Steve Cherundolo played much better when he came on as a halftime substitute. Cherundolo... Read more

Live blog: United States vs. Turkey

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 8:19 AM
Time: 2:00 p.m. Venue: Lincoln Financial Field TV: ESPN2/Galavision (ESPN2's broadcast begins at 1:30 p.m.) Read more

U.S. team prepares for World Cup send-off

Friday, May 28, 2010, 4:45 PM
Landon Donovan, Bob Bradley and Carlos Bocanegra meet the press at Lincoln Financial Field before Friday's practice. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ Greetings from the Linc, where the U.S. national team is practicing this afternoon ahead of tomorrow's World Cup send-off game against Turkey. The... Read more

Judgement day for local soccer fans

Friday, May 28, 2010, 12:59 AM
NOTE: A few hours after I wrote this, Kerith Gabriel broke the news that the Union are trying to sign Italian national team captain Fabio Cannavaro - and they might just be able to do it. We'll have plenty of time to discuss this over the next few days. For now, though, all eyes are on Saturday's U... Read more

U.S. World Cup roster announced

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 1:25 PM
The team was introduced live on ESPN's SportsCenter this afternoon. (Elise Amendola/AP) U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley has announced the final 23-man roster for the World Cup. What do you think of it? Goakeepers (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) Defenders... Read more

An outsider's perspective on MLS

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 9:30 AM
If you are relatively new to soccer, you might not be too familiar with Denis Irwin. Even if you've been following the sport for a few years, you probably just missed the end of his long tenure with Manchester United. The former defender spent 12 years at Old Trafford, playing a total of 525 games... Read more

ESPN's World Cup schedule and commentary teams

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 9:53 PM
ESPN has released its World Cup TV and radio crew pairings and the schedule of games they'll be working through June 21. That encompasses the first two group stage games for each team. Martin Tyler and John Harkes will call the United States vs. England match on June 12. Ian Darke and Harkes will... Read more

Building history

Monday, May 24, 2010, 5:00 AM
HARRISON, N.J . – Not too long ago, the ground here was nothing more than industrial wasteland. Now it is home to the most important thing to happen to American soccer since MLS was launched in 1996. I really don’t think you can overstate the importance of Red Bull Arena. It is existential... Read more

Crunch time for the U.S. national team

Sunday, May 23, 2010, 9:37 AM
As I mentioned last night, I spent yesterday at the U.S. national team's World Cup training camp at Princeton University. It's getting close to decision time for Bob Bradley. The game against the Czech Republic will likely be the last chance for players on the bubble to make an impression before the... Read more
About this blog
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
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter