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  1. Confed Cup Preview: 5 storylines to watch

    Roger Bennett

    The Confederations Cup (June 15-30) is the ritual eight-team dry run designed to give the World Cup hosts the chance to iron out any kinks in their stadia and transport systems a year before the big show begins. The tournament pitches the hosts, reig...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  2. Confed Cup Preview: 5 storylines to watch

    Roger Bennett

    The Confederations Cup (June 15-30) is the ritual eight-team dry run designed to give the World Cup hosts the chance to iron out any kinks in their stadia and transport systems a year before the big show begins. The tournament pitches the hosts, reig...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  3. Cold warmth -- USA vs. Russia

    Roger Bennett

    Eric Wynalda faced the Russian national team in its various incarnations four times in the course of his 106-cap international career. "Every time we played, it seemed like their jerseys had something different emblazoned on them," he remem...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  4. Landon Donovan, on the record

    Roger Bennett

    Since breaking through in 1999 as a bleached-blond phenomenon who scooped up the Golden Ball at the U-17 World Cup, Landon Donovan has catalyzed soccer in the United States, amassing 144 caps and becoming the all-time leader in both goals scored (49)...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  5. Landon Donovan, on the record

    Roger Bennett

    Since breaking through in 1999 as a bleached-blond phenomenon who scooped up the Golden Ball at the U-17 World Cup, Landon Donovan has catalyzed soccer in the United States, amassing 144 caps and becoming the all-time leader in both goals scored (49)...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  6. Landon Donovan, on the record

    Roger Bennett

    Since breaking through in 1999 as a bleached-blond phenomenon who scooped up the Golden Ball at the U-17 World Cup, Landon Donovan has catalyzed soccer in the United States, amassing 144 caps and becoming the all-time leader in both goals scored (49)...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  7. Should we be so quick to judge Luis Suarez?

    Roger Bennett

    This summer, Fernando Palomo was walking round London's Olympic Park when he encountered a 9-year-old boy wearing a Luis Suarez jersey. "I grinned, gave the kid a hearty thumbs up and shouted, "Nice shirt! Luis is a good guy!" the Span...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  8. Summer preview -- MLS All-Star game, Liverpool, Chelsea and the O...

    Roger Bennett

    Even during football's break, there's plenty of action to be had -- from the MLS All-Star game to Chelsea and Liverpool playing stateside and the U.S. women compete in the London Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  9. Don't bet against Beckham for 2012 Games

    Roger Bennett

    While all the controversy surrounding the Great Britain soccer team revolved around who might not be playing, one exceptionally familiar and aging footballer bucked the trend by offering to sign up for duty -- David Beckham. The former Manchester ...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  10. Olympics -- Great Britain's soccer game of thrones -- Roger Benne...

    Roger Bennett

    Britain is set to field a men's soccer team in the 2012 Olympics for the first time in 52 years, but not everyone is happy. Many Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish are kicking and screaming about it, writes Roger Bennett.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  11. Women's World Cup -- Seven memories from the World Cup -- Roger B...

    Roger Bennett

    This World Cup caused women's soccer to hurtle out of obscurity onto the front pages of every newspaper. Here are seven realizations that have been indelibly etched into my sporting consciousness, Roger Bennett writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2011
  12. Women's World Cup -- Time for the business end of the tournament ...

    Roger Bennett

    As we enter the business end of the Women's World Cup, here are the lessons we have gleaned from the opening round, writes Roger Bennett.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2011
  13. Women's World Cup -- Talent not enough for Brazil to win -- Roger...

    Roger Bennett

    Marta is the best Brazilian women's player of all time, but if the country is to contend at the World Cup, she'll need her teammates to step up, writes Roger Bennett.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2011