EPL Applecart Overturned

Wow! It has been quite the weekend for the Premier League with some of the most interesting fixtures and results in recent memory. The EPL applecart is so upset it is overturned and has been carded for diving. The Two Daft Yanks are on the podcasting air waves to Read more

Speak Softly & (Don't) Carry A Selfie Stick

The international break has come and gone and we have finally gotten back to proper football. That means we are only four weeks away from more meaningless Euro 2016 qualifiers. The Two Daft Yanks are back to take a look at all the action that went down this weekend. Read more

USMNT Youth Movement

The international break is here meaning club football has been placed on hold for international friendlies and continental qualifiers across the globe. The USMNT defeated the Czech Republic last week in Prague with quite a few younger/youth players taking part. With that in mind Joe Gould (The Twelfth Yank) Read more

Speak Softly & (Don’t) Carry A Selfie Stick

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The international break has come and gone and we have finally gotten back to proper football. That means we are only four weeks away from more meaningless Euro 2016 qualifiers. The Two Daft Yanks are back to take a look at all the action that went down this weekend. On this week’s show:

  • Arsenal – Manchester City provide a EPL postcard match
  • Is Alan Pardew heading closer to being shown the door?
  • Selfie stick, this abomination to football must end.
  • You make the call: Manchester United back in form or is QPR rubbish?
  • Early surprise teams not causing us a surprise.
  • The “Voice of American Soccer” is no more!

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Two Daft Yanks: Speak Softly & (Don’t) Carry A Selfie Stick

 

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USMNT Youth Movement

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The international break is here meaning club football has been placed on hold for international friendlies and continental qualifiers across the globe. The USMNT defeated the Czech Republic last week in Prague with quite a few younger/youth players taking part. With that in mind Joe Gould (The Twelfth Yank) fills in for Corey as the Two Daft Yanks podcast focuses on some of the players who will make up the core of future squads as the USMNT youth movement arrives. On this week’s podcast:

  • Is this cycle the start of a new era for US Soccer?
  • A break down of the notable younger players on last week’s USMNT roster.
  • Other young Yanks who should be on the radar.

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Two Daft Yanks: Youth Movement

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Death Of The Defensive Midfielder Under Klinsmann?

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With a mostly European based squad the USMNT defeated the Czech Republic 1-0 in Prague yesterday. The match featured a slew of young players with little to none international experience including the likes of John Brooks, Greg, Garza, Emerson Hyndman, Alfredo Morales, Joe Gyau and Julian Green. It should come as no surprise that Klinsmann wanted to get a look at many of these young players both in training and in the match as this was the first game of a new cycle as US Soccer builds towards the 2015 Gold Cup, 2016 Copa America and the 2018 World Cup. What came as a surprise though was Klinsmann’s line-up selection at central midfield. The trio of players in the middle of the park included Diskerud, Corona, and Bedoya all of which are more forward looking players than defensive ones (especially Bedoya who is a natural wing player). Is Klinsmann giving us a clue of his future plans? I think this case can be made considering in several interviews leading up to the match Klinsmann stated that he thought in the World Cup the players were not following his orders and desire to play more possession based and attacking soccer.

If players like Michael Bradley, Jermain Jones or Kyle Beckerman were available for this match from their MLS teams it would have been very likely one or two of them would have been featured in this match. Based on that I may be reading too much into Klismann’s line-up selection as he simply had no true defensive midfielder on his roster to choose from. Still if Klinsmann’s goal is to play more possession based and attacking soccer then the use of a pure defensive oriented number six in midfield will and should be a tactic of the past. We simply don’t possess enough attacking talent in the midfield to play a pure holding midfielder and play in the style Klinsmann wants to.

Mix Diskerud played as the the deepest lying central midfielder yesterday (in a true box to box role) and dare I say wouldn’t that be the perfect role for Michael Bradley? You know the role that he has played at a high level for a few years now before the odd decision of moving him into an attacking midfielder role was made before the World Cup.

To be in Klinsmann’s projected new midfield you will have to be able to possess and pass the ball on a consistent basis (while also performing your assigned defensive duties) and the younger players in the US Soccer player pool are more equipped to play in that manner than the senior players who are currently in or near the squad. Is this the death of the defensive midfielder under Klinsmann? It may be to soon to tell but the early indications are it certainly might be.

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Transfer Deadline Special

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The transfer window has SLAMMED shut and the Two Daft Yanks are here to break all the player movement down from a busy day. We can’t provide the debauchery that Sky Sports News did (sorry kids) because we try to keep things clean around here. On this week’s episode:

  • Manchester United bring in Falcao and Blind
  • Loic Remy goes from QPR to Chelsea, Why?
  • Harry “Wheeling Dealing” Redknapp
  • Under the radar moves of the day
  • Lot’s of activity at Hull City

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 Two Daft Yanks: Transfer Deadline Special

 

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