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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. MLS catches MLB in popularity with kids, says ESPN poll

    Roger Bennett

    MLS news

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  4. The circus comes to Toronto FC. Are you ready?

    Roger Bennett

    Even as Tim Leiweke unveiled Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe before a stunned media throng last week, he revealed the $100 million worth of transactions had caused many of his peers to wonder if he had lost his mind at Toronto FC. "To do one DP ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  5. Can Tim Leiweke turn Toronto FC into an MLS superclub?

    Roger Bennett

    Even as Tim Leiweke unveiled Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe before a stunned media throng last week, he revealed the $100 million worth of transactions had caused many of his peers to wonder if he had lost his mind at Toronto FC. "To do one DP [d...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  6. Michael Bradley hoping to lead Toronto FC to an elite level

    Roger Bennett

    When Roma announced they had received $10 million from MLS in exchange for Michael Bradley, the overwhelming response within the U.S. Soccer community was one of jaw-dropping astonishment. MLS' capture of Bradley, the driving force of Jurgen Kli...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  7. Watch: Portland Timbers Soccer Fans Paint With Passion in Tifo

    Roger Bennett

    The first time I watched the Barnicle brothers' documentary Tifo, I found it hard to believe it had been shot in America. The scenes of choreographed fandom and collective passion border on delirium. After savoring them, most soccer fans will immedia...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Jurgen Klinsmann demands more, wants Clint Dempsey to know it

    Roger Bennett

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- It is a muggy 91 degrees in Sarajevo, a city of cabbage rolls, fruit-flavored brandies and Ottoman buildings. The sound of a muezzin calling the faithful to prayer rolls across the valley. The Old Town is bustling all ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  10. Dempsey reflective, happy to be home

    Roger Bennett

    Clint Dempsey can readily summon the emotions he experienced as he stole aboard the flight that would take him from London to sign with MLS and the Seattle Sounders after six-and-a-half years in the English Premier League. "It felt so good to be a...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  11. Bennett: Dempsey happy to be home

    Roger Bennett

    Clint Dempsey can readily summon the emotions he experienced as he stole aboard the flight that would take him from London to sign with MLS and the Seattle Sounders after six-and-a-half years in the English Premier League. "It felt so good to b...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  12. Americans' constant self-loathing obscures gains in MLS, U.S. soc...

    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
  13. 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
  14. Ambitious Garber ready for next challenge

    Roger Bennett

    Don Garber is in a celebratory mood. The job of MLS commissioner can occasionally appear to be a thankless one, but not on this day. Through the $100 million deal which birthed New York City FC as the league's 20th team, Garber has allied MLS with tw...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  15. Don Garber's compelling vision for MLS

    Roger Bennett

    Don Garber is in a celebratory mood. The job of MLS commissioner can occasionally appear to be a thankless one, but not on this day. Through the $100 million deal which birthed New York City FC as the league's 20th team, Garber has allied MLS with tw...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  16. Claudio Reyna at home in new NYC FC gig

    Roger Bennett

    Twenty-four hours in, and New York City FC has its employee number one. Enter Claudio Reyna, the club's freshly minted Director of Football, who was introduced this morning on stage at P.S. 72 in East Harlem. Reyna was perched pensively at the end...

    Blog | May 22, 2013