American Fiasco

Hosted by Roger Bennett

The true story of how not to win the World Cup. With Roger Bennett of the Men in Blazers podcast. 

  • Episode 10: Injury Time

    Jun 11, 2018
    What do you do after you’ve just crashed and burned in a World Cup?
  • Episode 9: The World Cup Ends

    Jun 11, 2018
    So far, the 1998 World Cup was going pretty badly for the U.S. men’s national team. The next two games, against Iran and Yugoslavia respectively, now mattered more than ever.
  • Episode 7: The Chateau

    Jun 11, 2018
    When the U.S. men’s national team departed JFK International Airport for France on June 5, 1998, many players assumed they were headed straight into the heart of World Cup action.
  • Episode 6: Final Roster

    Jun 11, 2018
    The U.S. men’s national team had done it. They’d qualified for the 1998 World Cup. Now it was time to find out which teams they would face.
  • Episode 5: Captain for Life

    Jun 4, 2018
    Two months before the 1998 World Cup, captain John Harkes is abruptly kicked off the national team. Twenty years later, the team opens up about what really happened.
  • Episode 4: Decisions, Decisions

    Jun 4, 2018
    Soccer’s version of Survivor begins as the U.S. national team struggles to qualify for the 1998 World Cup.