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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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    • 4.9, 5.5K Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

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!

OneBACaterpie ,

Insightful, emotional, and entertaining

The rise, fall, and ongoing struggles of US Soccer is a story without end. The historical context of where we are today helps inform our strategy for moving into the future.

Listening to this post-World Cup 2019 really highlights the gender discrimination issues we are seeing today. Americans loved watching the Dream Team run up the score against Angola and dominate the Olympics, but scoring 13 goals against Thailand in the World Cup is "disrespectful."

I'd love to hear a follow up pod discussing these issues.

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