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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. The inside story of Klinsmann's decision to cut Donovan

    Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  3. The inside story of Jurgen Klinsmann's decision to cut Landon Don...

    Roger Bennett

    No doubt, many U.S. fans woke up this morning hoping that Landon Donovan's failure to make the final 23 for the World Cup roster was a bad dream. It wasn't. In truth, the signs have always been there. An honest Donovan admitted to us in Los Ang...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. U.S. training camp gets real

    Roger Bennett

    STANFORD, Calif. -- And now Brazil gets real. As the far-flung diaspora of America's best footballing talents gathered to start World Cup training camp on Thursday, a feeling of "first day at school" abounded around the team hotel. Watching the squad...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  5. Making 'Inside: U.S. Soccer's March to Brazil'

    Roger Bennett

    I fell in love with the United States national team the first time I saw them stroll onto the field, a vision in stonewashed denim, at the 1994 World Cup. U.S. soccer has come so far so fast since then, yet one thing has never changed. To the wide...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  6. Do two halves really make a whole?

    Roger Bennett

    The United States play Mexico on Wednesday night in Glendale, Ariz. (11:15 p.m. ET, ESPN and WatchESPN), in a warm-up game ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. One month ago, a predominantly Europe-based squad was selected for a friendly vs. Ukraine...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  7. Now he has committed, Green must prove himself

    Roger Bennett

    News today that Bayern Munich's 18-year-old prospect Julian Green has elected to represent the USA may feel, for U.S. Soccer fans, like the equivalent of winning a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's factory. While U.S. Soccer files a petition to FIF...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  8. Men in Blazers: With Special Guest Jurgen Klinsmann!

    Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett interviews Jurgen Klinsmann live onstage at SXSW Sports. An Englishman and a German bond over their shared passion for American soccer. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out ou...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  9. Klinsmann the optimist looks forward to 2014

    Roger Bennett

    SANTA MONICA, CA -- Jurgen Klinsmann is typically a high-energy kind of guy. So when we meet last week at the beginning of the U.S. team's January training camp, it is no surprise to find him in crackling form with the World Cup five months away. ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  10. Jurgen Klinsmann the optimist looks forward to 2014

    Roger Bennett

    SANTA MONICA, CA -- Jurgen Klinsmann is typically a high-energy kind of guy. So when we meet last week at the beginning of the U.S. team's January training camp, it is no surprise to find him in crackling form with the World Cup five months away. &...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  11. The United States won't be intimidated by the daunting Group G

    Roger Bennett

    One week ago, the World Cup draw felt akin to being beaten up in a pool hall from the perspective of United States men's national team fans. Pitched into Group G, Jurgen Klinsmann's team had been chucked against formidable opposition, Brazil's bru...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  12. Bennett: The U.S. is ready for daunting Group G challenge

    Roger Bennett

    One week ago, the World Cup draw felt akin to being beaten up in a pool hall from the perspective of United States men's national team fans. Pitched into Group G, Jurgen Klinsmann's team had been chucked against formidable opposition, Brazil's bruta...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  13. It's official: Lionel Messi is an icon in American sports

    Roger Bennett

    Lionel Messi's nine seasons as a professional have been notched by eye-popping achievement, be it the record-breaking 324 goals he has netted for Barcelona, the 91 goals struck for club and country in 2012, or the four Ballons d'Or landed along the w...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  14. All hail the very underrated Kyle Beckerman!

    Roger Bennett

    PANAMA CITY -- Try telling Kyle Beckerman the final game of the Hex is a dead rubber. "Absolutely not," he declares with eyes wide open when I mistakenly describe today's Panama clash as such. "Anytime you get a chance, it is an audition. So fo...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  15. U.S. defeats Panama and keeps Mexico's World Cup hopes alive

    Roger Bennett

    PANAMA CITY -- The United States ended its World Cup qualification on an adrenaline-filled high note against Panama after two stoppage-time goals gave Jurgen Klinsmann's men the 3-2 win -- and in so doing, kept Mexico's hopes of reaching Brazil alive...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  16. Jurgen Klinsmann says no one has guaranteed spot on World Cup tea...

    Roger Bennett

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    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2013