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Copa Oro Preview

The Two Daft Yanks are back after a brief break with a brand new website just in time for a Copa Oro Preview (AKA: Gold Cup). So sit back and relax to see if the Yanks think the USMNT can win back to back Gold Cups for the second time. On this week’s episode:

  • USMNT beats Guatemala in a warm-up friendly.
  • What is the best USMNT starting XI?
  • Surprise team of 2015?
  • Group winners and knockout stage participant predictions
  • And more!

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Copa Oro Preview

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USMNT Copa Oro Roster Named

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Today US Soccer and manager Jurgen Klinsmann named the 2015 USMNT Copa Oro roster. The United States will be looking to defend their title from the 2013 edition of the tournament and earn an automatic berth to the Confederations Cup that will take place in the summer of 2017 in Russia.

There were no major surprises in the 23 man roster but there were several interesting developments. First Jozy Altidore was named to the group stage roster even though he has only played 40 minutes of first team football this month due to a hamstring injury. Second, 2013 Copa Ora captain DaMarcus Beasley who came out of international retirement to be considered this summer did not make the final roster. Finally, a few eyebrows were raised over the inclusion of striker Chris Wondolowski over two seemingly younger and better options in Juan Agudelo and Jordan Morris. The complete roster is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)


DEFENDERS : Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)


MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)


FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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Episode 9: Campeones Copa Oro Edition

The Two Daft Yanks are back in this golden edition of the podcast. Join them as they talk about all the events in Chicago. On this week’s episode:

-Mexican dominance alternate universe…ummm what?

-Back to reality, USA 1 Panama 0

– Chad breaks out the tactics chalkboard featuring the ‘cone of passing silence’.

– Stuart Holden has no luck!

-Gus Johnson should he really be the ‘voice’ of American soccer?

-NBC Sports EPL TV news.

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Two Daft Yanks Episode 9

 

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Episode 8: Gold Cup Semi Final Preview

The Two Daft Yanks have their eyes on Dallas as they preview the USA versus Honduras match in the Gold Cup semifinal. On this weeks episode:

-USA 5 El Salvador 1, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

– Is Gus Johnson Gustavo Fring?

– Some media bashing (yes, you Fox).

– What challenges will Honduras offer the USA?

– Our starting XI picks and predictions.

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Two Daft Yanks Episode 8

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Episode 7: Gold Cup, Transfers, Fulham Bonanza

Join the Two Daft Yanks for yet another episode of daftness. On this week’s episode:

– Gold Cup level of play has been good so far. Why is that?

– Transfers, what are the true costs? Most people do not know…

World Soccer financial blogs: http://swissramble.blogspot.com/ and http://andersred.blogspot.com/

– Fulham takeover, will another American owner KILL the EPL?

– London Jaguars? Jacksonham? Fulhamville? Coming to a pitch near you?

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TDY Episode 7

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