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  1. MLS' biggest competitor is European football

    Roger Bennett

    Watching the spectacle of the Dodgers and Diamondbacks open their season on a cricket pitch in Sydney, attempting to take the struggling MLB brand global, my mind inevitably wandered back to soccer. As the bemused Aussie crowd watched Yasiel Puig sl...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  2. Andrew Luck's love for soccer runs deep

    Roger Bennett

    When Massachusetts-born Geoff Cameron took one of his first throw-ins after moving to Stoke City in August 2012, an overly enthusiastic British commentator was moved to declare that the American launched the ball into play "quarterback style." I...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  3. Bennett: NFL quarterback Andrew Luck's soccer love runs deep

    Roger Bennett

    When Massachusetts-born Geoff Cameron took one of his first throw-ins after moving to Stoke City in August 2012, an overly enthusiastic British commentator was moved to declare that the American launched the ball into play "quarterback style.&qu...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  4. Americans' self-loathing ignores gains in MLS, U.S. soccer

    Roger Bennett

    American soccer fans are a self-critical bunch with a remarkable willingness to wallow. Though the sport is one of the fastest-growing in the nation, the domestic MLS is often stigmatized and tarnished as declasse; a shiny aura still cloaks any playe...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  5. Owning in MLS, owning the future

    Roger Bennett

    On the eve of its 17th Cup final, MLS is a league in transition, standing like a mythological centaur that is half-horse, half-man. Old-school franchises like D.C. United and the New England Revolution remain, harking back to the league's founding da...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  6. Owning in MLS, owning the future

    Roger Bennett

    On the eve of its 17th Cup final, MLS is a league in transition, standing like a mythological centaur that is half-horse, half-man. Old-school franchises like D.C. United and the New England Revolution remain, harking back to the league's founding da...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  7. How video game is changing face of soccer

    Roger Bennett

    A one-bedroom apartment in the Yorkville section of Manhattan is an unlikely venue to glimpse the shifting mechanics of American sports fandom. The living room is sparsely furnished; a 42-inch television rises proudly above a video game console. Empt...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  8. Soccer's big takeover

    Roger Bennett

    The future of American soccer will be determined by one man. And, perhaps surprisingly, he is neither Jurgen Klinsmann, Clint Dempsey nor Ian Darke. Rich Luker, a 59-year-old baseball-loving social scientist based in North Carolina, is the brains be...

    Blog | September 20, 2012