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  1. With Donovan gone, the USMNT moves on

    Roger Bennett

    STANFORD, Calif. -- Our camera team accidentally caught Landon Donovan's last kick of a football on this U.S. men's national team. It was an innocuous back flick with his right foot as he left the training field at Stanford Stadium last Thursday afte...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. With Donovan gone, the USMNT moves on

    Roger Bennett

    STANFORD, Calif. -- Our camera team accidentally caught Landon Donovan's last kick of a football on this U.S. men's national team. It was an innocuous back flick with his right foot as he left the training field at Stanford Stadium last Thursday afte...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. World Cup Memories: Brian McBride

    Roger Bennett

    ESPN FC writer Roger Bennett visited with players from past World Cups to collect their memories of playing on football's biggest stage. The last in the series features Brian McBride, who was part of the United States squad that made a Cinderella...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. World Cup Moments: Brian McBride

    Roger Bennett

    ESPN FC writer Roger Bennett visited with players from past World Cups to collect their memories of playing on football's biggest stage. The last in the series features Brian McBride, who was part of the United States squad that made a Cinderella run...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. World Cup Memories: Mario Kempes

    Roger Bennett

    ESPN FC writer Roger Bennett visited with players from past World Cups to collect their memories of playing on football's biggest stage. His latest conversation subject is Argentina great Mario Kempes who, with six goals, led the Albiceleste to t...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. World Cup Moments: Mario Kempes

    Roger Bennett

    ESPN FC writer Roger Bennett visited with players from past World Cups to collect their memories of playing on football's biggest stage. The following is an excerpt of Roger's conversation with former Argentina great Mario Kempes who led the Albicele...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  7. World Cup Memories: Steve McManaman

    Roger Bennett

    ESPN FC writer Roger Bennett visited with players from past World Cups to collect their memories of football's biggest stage. The following is an excerpt from Roger's conversation with former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City player Steve Mc...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  8. World Cup memories: Mario Kempes

    Roger Bennett

    ESPN FC writer Roger Bennett visited with players from past World Cups to collect their memories of playing on football's biggest stage. The following is an excerpt of Roger's conversation with former Argentina great Mario Kempes who led the Albicele...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  9. World Cup memories: Brian McBride

    Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  10. How will the 2014 World Cup impact soccer in America?

    Roger Bennett

    We are 50 days out from the 2014 World Cup, which promises to be a television juggernaut, a 397-hour bacchanal of programming as the best football players in the world trot around the sport's myth-soaked spiritual home of Brazil, with kick-offs grazi...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  11. How will the 2014 World Cup impact soccer in America?

    Roger Bennett

    We are 50 days out from the 2014 World Cup, which promises to be a television juggernaut, a 397-hour bacchanal of programming as the best football players in the world trot around the sport's myth-soaked spiritual home of Brazil, with kick-offs grazi...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Toure talks ahead of his Barcelona reunion

    Roger Bennett

    British author Simon Kuper once wrote that great football players are traditionally either warriors or artists. Manchester City's Yaya Toure, however, defies categorization. On the field the Ivorian has demonstrated the tactical discipline and phy...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  14. Why can't U.S. soccer players get respect in European football

    Roger Bennett

    At risk of crudely paraphrasing Charles Dickens, is this "the best of times [and] the worst of times" for American soccer? While 2013 was the most successful year in United States men's national team history, the impression American player...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  15. Liverpool a National treasure for Dessner

    Roger Bennett

    Aaron Dessner, founding member of Brooklyn-based indie darlings, The National, is a man who has fallen hard and fast for the Premier League. "I'm probably more obsessed with football that I am with music," he admitted unabashedly in a recent conversa...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  16. Everton fans are familiar with Moyes' methods

    Roger Bennett

    15 league games into David Moyes' transition from Everton to Manchester United, the Scot has firmly established himself as football's most artful reverse alchemist: a man perceived as a master of turning gold into base metal or, in his case, a squad ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013