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Bigger, Faster and Stronger

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CHICAGO (July 24, 2015) After yesterday’s dismissal of Jurgen Klinsmann following the USMNT 2-1 loss to Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinals. US Soccer President Sunil Gulati wasted no time in naming a replacement with Sam Allardyce being appointed head coach of the USMNT today, making him the 36th coach in the history of the program.

US Soccer is very excited to have Big Sam as the head coach of our Men’s National Team, said Gulati. He was a highly accomplished defender and is a coach with Premier League experience that can advance our program. I am over the moon to be named the head coach of the USMNT said Allardyce. I would like to thank the U.S. Soccer Federation for the opportunity, and I’m excited about the challenge ahead.

Gulati explained that Allardyce brings a system that should mesh well with the US Soccer player pool. “Sam’s long ball system will put more emphasis on physicality and athleticism while deemphasizing skill. This will be a bigger, faster and stronger era for US Soccer.

To kick start this new vision and to bridge the US Soccer talent gap, Allardyce has agreed to reach-out to American stars of the four major sports to gauge their interest in becoming a part of the US Soccer set-up. A joint meeting will take place between Allardyce and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to identify the top athletes in each of their sports to participate in an athlete’s camp to be held by Allardyce at the beginning of August. “This athlete’s camp is the kind of out of the box thinking that US Soccer needs to make an impact on a global level”, declared MLS commissioner Don Garber.

 

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Unscripted

The Two Daft Yanks are back after the USMNT 6-0 win over Cuba to reach the semi-finals of the Golf Cup. This is an “unscripted” edition of the podcast with both the Yanks enjoying all the summer has to offer there was no pre-show production meeting. Proceed with caution! On this week’s episode:

  • What did we learn in the Cuba match?
  • State of the US defense
  • Dempsey climbing the scoring chart
  • USSMNT vs Jamaica predictions
  • And more!

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TDY: Unscripted 

 

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USMNT Gold Cup Round Up

The USMNT has taken seven out of nine points in their group stage games finishing first in their group. Jim Hart from Year Zero Soccer joins Chad this week to take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the USMNT Gold Cup so far. On this week’s episode:

  • Reasons for concern and optimism
  • Is CONCACAF improving?
  • Klinsmann’s roster changes
  • What is Year Zero Soccer?
  • Raheem Sterling to Manchester City

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USMNT Gold Cup Round Up

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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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