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Join host Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers for this story of the U.S. men’s soccer team that swaggered onto the international stage and set out to win the 1998 World Cup in France. When they arrived, they faced only one serious opponent: themselves.
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Join host Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers for this story of the U.S. men’s soccer team that swaggered onto the international stage and set out to win the 1998 World Cup in France. When they arrived, they faced only one serious opponent: themselves.
WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including On the Media, Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy and many others.
© WNYC Studios

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4.9 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

left bench ,

The World Cup of Podcasts

This was incredible. Loved it. Grew up playing soccer in the 90s but too young to know this was going on. I attended MLS games in DC knowing who people like Cobi Jones Claudia Reyna were but not knowing where they came from.

This is the answer to the question, “why isn’t soccer more popular in the US”.

Brilliant.

Crazycanny101 ,

Fun Podcast

The story is there but it’s the presentation that makes it truly riveting AND awesome. ROGER BENNETT ROCKS!!!

Gio the Basco ,

American Fiasco

Great podcast! Insightful in a way only Roger could bring it. Gotta love Roge!

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