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  1. Bennett: 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 wider A...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. An in-depth look at America's Premier League allegiances

    Roger Bennett

    It is hard to believe just how many Chelsea fans there are in the United States. In England, the club has a complex brand that elicits conflicting "love or loathe it" emotions. Yet, after watching the Blues play twice in America this summer -- once d...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  6. Bennett: United, Chelsea lead in U.S. fan allegiance

    Roger Bennett

    It is hard to believe just how many Chelsea fans there are in the United States. In England, the club has a complex brand that elicits conflicting "love or loathe it" emotions. Yet, after watching the Blues play twice in America this summer...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  7. Bale, Dempsey moves highlight uniqueness of soccer fandom

    Roger Bennett

    Within minutes of a nervous Gareth Bale unfurling his jittery juggling skills before 15,000 adoring fans in Madrid, the first confessional tweet arrived. @meninblazers This Spurs fan is really confused. Hate or love Real Madrid? Can I root for Bal...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  8. Bennett: Bale, Dempsey moves highlight uniqueness of soccer fando...

    Roger Bennett

    Within minutes of a nervous Gareth Bale unfurling his jittery juggling skills before 15,000 adoring fans in Madrid, the first confessional tweet arrived. @meninblazers This Spurs fan is really confused. Hate or love Real Madrid? Can I root for Bale ...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  9. NBA star Steve Nash immerses himself in 'first love' soccer

    Roger Bennett

    WHIPPANY, N.J. -- Steve Nash looks like a soccer player. With his lithe body clad in Inter Milan's legendary Nerazzurri jersey, the NBA star appeared the part, striding out of the locker room to train with the Serie A team ahead of their opening game...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  10. NBA star Steve Nash immerses himself in 'first love' soccer

    Roger Bennett

    WHIPPANY, N.J. -- Steve Nash looks like a soccer player. With his lithe body clad in Inter Milan's legendary Nerazzurri jersey, the NBA star appeared the part, striding out of the locker room to train with the Serie A team ahead of their opening game...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  11. Confed Cup Team Preview: Tahiti

    Roger Bennett

    The tournament's Cinderella team, hailing from French Polynesia, will represent not only the Oceania Football Confederation. The Tahitians carry the hopes of all of those who love the pain of rooting for the underdog. Ranked 135th in the world, ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  12. Man City clings to its Silva lining

    Roger Bennett

    Even on teams you despise, there are players it remains difficult not to love. However strongly rooting for the 2009 Yankees felt akin to cheering on House Lannister, I could not help but admire the straight-up slugging style of Hideki Matsui. Many N...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  13. Success threatens Everton's love affair with Fellaini

    Roger Bennett

    There are few men I have loved more than Marouane Fellaini. At different times in my life, Philip Larkin, Winston Churchill, and Tattoo from Fantasy Island have all made bold claims on my affections, but I adore the giant Belgian, and I am not alone....

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  14. Manchester City's plans for football domination -- Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    Manchester City won the Premier League last season, but the club is only getting started. Now it's targeting more players -- including looking at the U.S. market -- and building a state-of-the-art player-development facility, writes Roger Bennett.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  15. Game of ThronestoEnglish Premier League Converter

    Roger Bennett

    Everything I know about history I learned from Game of Thrones. And I know I am not alone. The HBO series is so painstakingly realistic; it runs like a Ken Burns documentary, except it's interesting. Those of us who love Soccer — America's S...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  16. Women's World Cup -- France was brilliant in defeat against the ...

    Roger Bennett

    France was brilliant against the U.S., dominating large stretches of the game with beautiful, technically proficient passing. But Les Bleus still came away empty handed in the World Cup semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011