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

    Roger Bennett

    MLS news

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  4. Barca boy Gasol talks soccer

    Roger Bennett

    Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies is an NBA star who grew up a basketball player in a soccer world. Having come of age in the Barcelona suburb of Sant Boi de Llobregat, the center remembers his early years in which he lived for "lunch breaks wh...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  5. Barca boy Marc Gasol talks soccer

    Roger Bennett

    Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies is an NBA star who grew up a basketball player in a soccer world. Having come of age in the Barcelona suburb of Sant Boi de Llobregat, the center remembers his early years in which he lived for "lunch breaks wher...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  6. Daniel Sturridge talks exclusively to ESPN FC about Liverpool

    Roger Bennett

    This is the third in a three-part feature about Liverpool's attempts to get back to the top of the Premier League. The author, Roger Bennett, talked one-on-one with the club's manager Brendan Rodgers, veteran icon Steven Gerrard and up-and-coming sta...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Owning in MLS, owning the future

    Roger Bennett

    On the eve of its 17th Cup final, MLS is a league in transition, standing like a mythological centaur that is half-horse, half-man. Old-school franchises like D.C. United and the New England Revolution remain, harking back to the league's founding da...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  10. Owning in MLS, owning the future

    Roger Bennett

    On the eve of its 17th Cup final, MLS is a league in transition, standing like a mythological centaur that is half-horse, half-man. Old-school franchises like D.C. United and the New England Revolution remain, harking back to the league's founding da...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  11. How will MLS cope without David Beckham?

    Roger Bennett

    Has an athlete's star wattage ever eclipsed that of the league in the way David Beckham has Major League Soccer? Michael Jordan and the NBA, or Wayne Gretzky and the NHL, perhaps. Yet where those men transcended pro sports with their play, the 37-ye...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  12. How will MLS cope without David Beckham?

    Roger Bennett

    Has an athlete's star wattage ever eclipsed that of the league in the way David Beckham has Major League Soccer? Michael Jordan and the NBA, or Wayne Gretzky and the NHL, perhaps. Yet where those men transcended pro sports with their play, the 37-ye...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  13. How video game is changing face of soccer

    Roger Bennett

    A one-bedroom apartment in the Yorkville section of Manhattan is an unlikely venue to glimpse the shifting mechanics of American sports fandom. The living room is sparsely furnished; a 42-inch television rises proudly above a video game console. Empt...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  14. Soccer's big takeover

    Roger Bennett

    The future of American soccer will be determined by one man. And, perhaps surprisingly, he is neither Jurgen Klinsmann, Clint Dempsey nor Ian Darke. Rich Luker, a 59-year-old baseball-loving social scientist based in North Carolina, is the brains be...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Soccer: English Premier League is as American as apple pie

    Roger Bennett

    The U.S. might have had a lukewarm relationship with the sport in the past, but English soccer has stealthily become as American as apple pie, writes Roger Bennett.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2011