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Copa America and Euro 2016 Preview With Scott Nicholls

The Two Daft Yanks are back and they conduct a Copa America and Euro 2016 Preview With Scott Nicholls of Prost America and Kick. On this week’s show:

  • Most Interesting Groups
  • Betting Odds
  • Predictions
  • And More!

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Two Daft Yanks: Copa America and Euro 2016 Preview With Scott Nicholls

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Pocket Full Of Shills

The USMNT has had it’s worse week ever and the federation is teetering on Nero like destruction circa 64 AD under the “leadership” of Klinsmann. If you are brave enough listen to the Yanks or if you wish, fiddle away. On this week’s episode:

  • MLS Bots On Parade
  • Klinsmann’s tactics to blame?
  • Comparing Mexico XI to USMNT XI
  • Trying to make money ruining system from top to bottom?
  • And more!

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TDY: Pocket Full Of Shills

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Managerial Merry-Go-Round

This first EPL manager casualties have taken place as the never ending managerial merry-go-round spins on. The Two Daft Yanks are back to break down all you need to know. So firmly grasp on with both hands and hold tight! On this week’s episode:

  • Rodgers out at Liverpool
  • Advocaat leaves Sunderland
  • Mourinho is next at Chelsea?
  • Augero nets 5 goals
  • USMNT round-up
  • And More!

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TDY: Managerial Merry-Go-Round

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International Break Blues

The Two Daft Yanks are back after suffering through another international break and they have the blues. It’s time to get back to some footy talk both international and club based! On this week’s episode:

  • USMNT “Fallout”?
  • CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers Update
  • Euro 2016 Qualifiers Update
  • Weekend EPL Action
  • And More!

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International Break Blues

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I Believe But Why Bother?

Geiger stacks

I’ll say right off the bat that I know some people will disagree with this position but I’ll say it – the Gold Cup is really starting to become a tournament I really don’t give a damn about. On top of the ridiculousness of holding it every two years (can you say “ka-ching?”) the recent refereeing decisions in Mexico matches just leave a really bad taste in your mouth.

It’s always apparent that CONCACAF sets up their premier tournament in the hopes of a United States versus Mexico final but it’s hard not to believe they don’t outright rig it that way as well when Mexico gets such iffy penalty calls and in such late stages of the matches. I see some people say they would have given those penalties too. Yeah, you would have? Well, you would have been a terrible referee too then, guy.

It was hard enough to find motivation to watch this tournament after such a good Copa America tourney for me but the recent underwhelming USMNT performance coupled with blatant-looking CONCACAF corruption (yeah, because corruption is cured overnight, right, referee apologists?) are just more steps towards disliking international football more and more. I’m not against big money in sports but taking big money and kowtowing to big money and sponsors’ and television networks’ wishes are two different things. It’s similar to the people who complain about corporations buying politicians but they elect the same politicians over and over again. Well, somebody has to be taking the money. Corruption isn’t a one way crime.

I don’t want to get off into a political rant but just suffice to say I personally won’t be watching the United States’ third place match versus Panama or the final between Mexico and Jamaica. I would love it in fact if Panama boycotted and didn’t even show up and the US then proceeded to kick the ball around for 120 minutes not scoring just to show what a farce it all can be. And at the current moment I’m not even sure if I care about the Confederation’s playoff in October as well. It all smells like a giant farce right now. Sports bread and circuses, if you will. Wouldn’t you agree, Juvenal?

I believe.

I believe that.

I believe that CONCACAF is corrupt.

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