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October is coming to a close and the Premier League season has a reached a witch's boil. The Two Daft Yanks are riding back to action this Halloween week looking for blood or beer. On this week's episode: Chivas USA shows solidarity to the LegenD Balotelli, we told you so El Clasico Manchester Read more

Who Wants A Sunderland Refund?

The Premier League was back with gusto this weekend after a long and dull international break that seemed to last a month. The Two Daft Yanks are back to break all the exciting action that proves the EPL is the greatest show on Earth. On this week's episode: Clubs stayed Read more

Garber Strikes Back

The Two Daft Yanks are back after a short break forced by the international break and Chad's relocation to the Rocky Mountains. The TDY Mile High Studios are now up and running along with the TDY Polar Studios so that means the one and only TDY podcast can crank Read more

The MLS Driven Anti-Klinsmann Agenda

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Yesterday, USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann was short listed for FIFA’s world coach of the year award. In normal circumstances this would be a cause for celebration for the American media and fans alike but unfortunately the domestic soccer scene has been poisoned. Who has tainted the US Soccer waters you ask? That would be coaches, players, front office personnel, media members and fans who are heavily connected to MLS. They have hijacked mainstream American soccer thought and do not look favorably on anything or anyone that isn’t a water carrier for the MLS. Klinsmann has been very outspoken on the problems he perceives the MLS to have and this has caused him to receive more criticism than the last two USMNT coaches (Bradley and Arena) combined.

Klinsmann’s criticism about the MLS although harsh and uncomfortable at times is often correct. He was brought in to change the culture of the USMNT and it’s development system and instead of working to improve our talent pool; the MLS and Don Garber would rather hold press conference saying Klinsmann has “disrespected’ the league. MLS thinks they are the be all and end all of American soccer but he truth is the game has a much deeper history in this country than a league that started waaaaaaaay back in 1996. Hey, how ya doing New York Cosmos?

Instead of celebrating a coach who got the USMNT out of the group of death with a squad made up of less talented (mostly MLS based) players (sorry the truth hurts), the MLS driven anti-Klinsmann agenda would rather proclaim he doesn’t deserve the honor and if he does then Bradley should have received the same nomination in 2010 and Arena in 2002. These are the types of arguments that get you nowhere and shows that there is nothing Klinsmann can do to win the vocal and media based hardcore MLS zealots over. It’s okay though because when/if MLS reaches their goals to be an elite league, there is no doubt in my mind it will be because US Soccer finally embraces the ideals Klinsmann is preaching and not the cold marketing based perspective preached by Commissar Garber.

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October is coming to a close and the Premier League season has a reached a witch’s boil. The Two Daft Yanks are riding back to action this Halloween week looking for blood or beer. On this week’s episode:

  • Chivas USA shows solidarity to the LegenD
  • Balotelli, we told you so
  • El Clasico
  • Manchester United salvages a dramatic draw versus Little Pony FC
  • Samalona defeats the defending champs
  • Manchester United sponsor exploits
  • and much more daftness!

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Who Wants A Sunderland Refund?

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The Premier League was back with gusto this weekend after a long and dull international break that seemed to last a month. The Two Daft Yanks are back to break all the exciting action that proves the EPL is the greatest show on Earth. On this week’s episode:

  • Clubs stayed true to their recent characteristics this weekend
  • Southampton runs riot winning 8-0. Sunderland refund?
  • Harry is at it again in a crushing loss
  • Balotelli’s ticking time bomb about to go off
  • Gary Monk in hot water with the FA
  • And more!

TDY: Who Wants A Refund?

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Garber Strikes Back

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The Two Daft Yanks are back after a short break forced by the international break and Chad’s relocation to the Rocky Mountains. The TDY Mile High Studios are now up and running along with the TDY Polar Studios so that means the one and only TDY podcast can crank back up again (many hoorays). Now be sure to keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle and fasten your safety belt. On this week’s episode:

  • A TDY Warning!
  • Klinsmann vs Garber
  • Europe 2016 Qualifying
  • A look ahead to this weekend’s Prem action

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Landon Donovan’s Final International: Friendly Or Testimonial?

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As we get set for the United States’ friendly on Friday versus Ecuador, the US soccer world has concentrated its attention on the match being Landon Donovan’s final appearance. Much has been made this past year over Donovan’s place in US soccer history with his impending retirement both from the national and club game and being omitted from this summer’s World Cup squad. The latter event turned the US soccer fanbase upside down with some deeming it an offense to Donovan and his career and to others a sign of the changing of the guard.

Turn to this weekend and Jürgen Klinsmann has selected Landon Donovan for national team duty for the last time in what is being called a sendoff match. Now, I’m all for recognizing Landon Donovan’s career and service to the USMNT but to do it in an international friendly is a bit amateurish, beneath a national team and belongs as an MLS sideshow.

I’m personally of the opinion that an international friendly, especially one at the start of a new cycle where the side will be hopefully transitioning further into Klinsmann’s playing philosophy, should not be used as a testimonial. Regardless of Donovan’s accomplishment’s and importance to soccer’s growth in the United States, a national team should not be used as a vehicle to celebrate a player’s career. If US Soccer wants to honor Landon Donovan’s career with a testimonial, let it be done by MLS.

But in this age of hype, glitz, and the superstar-based nature of modern sports, “LegenD,” will get a glorified two-hour celebration of his career masquerading as an international friendly. I hope Ecuador has been told they’re supposed to roll over and let “LegenD” give the fans a show. Right? Does this set a precedent of honoring esteemed national team players in the future? Or is it a one off event? What happens if the United States wins a World Cup some time in the future and the American star or captain of that team- does he get a friendly dressed as a testimonial?

The only way an international match should’ve been used for this type of showcase game, if you will, would’ve been if it were to have been played as a B international where the US could’ve played any sort of representational XI it wished to give Landon his two-hour Nike commercial. I call it that because that’s what this game amounts to- a commercial of Donovan’s career.

Yes it’s only one game but the fact it still takes a spot away from another player who will be here in the current qualifying cycle, doesn’t sit right with me. And before someone jumps on my back and labels me a Landon-basher, that’s not what this is about. I appreciate Landon’s career and have been a fan of him throughout his career. However, his time has come and gone and it’s time for us to move on and move on without this international friendly used as a testimonial match. If Landon doesn’t play on Friday then I will take my complaints back but I doubt that won’t happen and I would obviously expect him to start otherwise why go through the whole process of selecting him in the first place.

Just know that this testimonial is basically a bush league move for a nation that wants to move into soccer’s elite. But if Donovan goes off for a hat trick and a brace of assists, I’ll gladly eat crow. But if he were to do that then why would he be retiring?

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