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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Claudio Reyna excited for New York City FC start

    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 o...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  9. Man City and Yankees win 20th MLS franchise

    Richard Jolly and Roger Bennett

    Manchester City and the New York Yankees have teamed up to create a club that will become the 20th member of the MLS.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  10. Manchester City's Soriano envisions 'beautiful football' in NYC

    Roger Bennett

    Things are hectic at MLS headquarters off New York's Fifth Avenue. David Beckham hectic. A giant step and repeat banner branded with images of MLS, Manchester City and New York Yankees logos, U.S. Soccer's latest brand bedfellows, is being shuttled a...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  11. Man City, N.Y. Yankees team up to own 20th MLS club

    Roger Bennett

    In ground-breaking news that fuses two global sports brands and continues the ongoing growth of soccer in the United States, a $100M deal was announced this morning that partners Manchester City, the English Premier League's 2011-12 Champions, with t...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  12. Manchester City, New York Yankees partner up to buy MLS club

    Roger Bennett

    In ground-breaking news that fuses two global sports brands and continues the ongoing growth of soccer in the United States, a $100M deal was announced this morning that partners Manchester City, the English Premier League's 2011-12 Champions, with t...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  13. Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers

    Men in Blazers

    The Men in Blazers haven't spoken in weeks. And now they return from holiday to find their dear Premier League in shambles, victim to a relentless onslaught of matches. In their absence, the Manchester clubs experienced defeat, Chelsea attempted a gr...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  14. Soccer: Football's fight for the hearts and minds of fans in the ...

    Roger Bennett

    Top European clubs aren't just playing meaningless exhibitions here in the U.S. this summer. They're locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of American fans, writes Roger Bennett.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2011