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  1. Is America's passion for soccer real, or a fad?

    Roger Bennett

    The United States won the World Cup this summer. To my eternal regret, this victory took place off the field, not on it. The 2014 World Cup television audiences have risen 45 percent over 2010 and 124 percent over 2006. The telecast of the United Sta...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  2. Bennett: Despite exit, U.S. has bright future

    Roger Bennett

    United States

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. U.S. face their biggest game ever against Belgium in World Cup

    Roger Bennett

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- I have rarely felt so nervo-mistic. That feeling of nervous excitement tinged with optimism and sheer terror that replaces sleep on the eve of a big World Cup matchup. And the U.S. have never faced a bigger game than the round-of-16...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  4. Roger Bennett discusses the art of penalties with a leading profe...

    Roger Bennett

    Brazil's chilling penalty shootout win over a courageous Chile was a reminder that a penalty shootout is the closest many of us will come to watching a Christopher-Walken-in-the-Deer-Hunter-esque game of Russian Roulette unfold live. The spectacle ...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  5. World Cup - How far can the U.S. go in Brazil? Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The World Cup has a day off today, forcing Americans to contemplate exactly how to kill the gaping hours facing them in the workplace. They should do so by reflecting on the wonder of the United States' magical Great Escape from Gro...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  6. U.S. face its most important World Cup match

    Roger Bennett

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- How the hours up to this biblically rain-soaked Teutonic tilt have dragged. Though I have tried to kill them by savoring the two goals Ghana netted against a curiously heavy-legged Germany, memorizing the lyrics to Clint Dempsey's i...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  7. U.S. very much alive in the World Cup

    Roger Bennett

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- This is some hangover. We wake up battered and bruised, as if we slept fitfully beside our requisite U.S. Soccer pajama tops, crushed in a ball on the bedroom floor, covered in the stains, sweat and terror of the night before. Ameri...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  8. Will England or the U.S. do better at World Cup

    Roger Bennett

    In their opening World Cup game, the country I live in and adore, America, savored glory. The country of my birth, England, lost. One team was tenacious. The other was sufficiently impressive to avoid being savaged by the English media postgame, whic...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  9. That's how they roll

    Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  10. Fear should guide U.S. vs. Portugal

    Roger Bennett

    Men In Blazers

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  11. Judgment day is upon us

    Roger Bennett

    Men In Blazers

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  12. What is Landon Donovan doing during the World Cup?

    Roger Bennett

    Between working as an analyst for ESPN, Landon Donovan will be watching this World Cup on his couch like you and me. The greatest player of his generation was left out of the final 23 for Brazil, an agonizing cut that had long been coming. Its impact...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  13. English football takes to the rainforest

    Roger Bennett

    The night before England play their first World Cup game is always long and full of terrors. As much as I try to steel myself, channeling the courage once displayed by such schoolboy heroes as Churchill, Orwell and Adam Ant, I inevitably remain tortu...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  14. World Cup trending on Google

    Roger Bennett

    With 30 minutes to go before kick-off, America is frantically trying to get up to speed with the World Cup. The top 10 World Cup-related Google Searches gives a snap shot of the kind of questions Americans are asking... We love how the 2022 sneaks in...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  15. Men in Blazers - the World Cup is finally here

    Roger Bennett

    Men in Blazers

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  16. An interview with Brazil's Carlos Alberto Parreira

    Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    Blog | June 12, 2014