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Welcome to 'The Football Yanks', your quintessential stop for engaging American commentary on the world's most beloved sport, soccer. With your seasoned hosts, Derek and Ryan, this podcast brings you the compelling analysis, game predictions, and fresh reactions you crave.
Join us weekly as we explore soccer from all angles, spanning major international leagues to the bustling transfer market. Whether it's EPL action or MLS excitement, our deep dives and predictions will fuel your football fandom.
We shine a special light on the USMNT, providing insider info, player updates, and addressing the hottest rumors. With Derek and Ryan leading the conversation, 'The Football Yanks' is more than a podcast; it's a community of fans navigating the thrilling world of soccer. So gear up and tune in for an all-American take on the global game.

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Welcome to 'The Football Yanks', your quintessential stop for engaging American commentary on the world's most beloved sport, soccer. With your seasoned hosts, Derek and Ryan, this podcast brings you the compelling analysis, game predictions, and fresh reactions you crave.
Join us weekly as we explore soccer from all angles, spanning major international leagues to the bustling transfer market. Whether it's EPL action or MLS excitement, our deep dives and predictions will fuel your football fandom.
We shine a special light on the USMNT, providing insider info, player updates, and addressing the hottest rumors. With Derek and Ryan leading the conversation, 'The Football Yanks' is more than a podcast; it's a community of fans navigating the thrilling world of soccer. So gear up and tune in for an all-American take on the global game.

    Matchday 25: Can Disasi Become the Ultimate Chelsea Hero? Yanks Debate Defensive Dynamo's Rise!

    Matchday 25: Can Disasi Become the Ultimate Chelsea Hero? Yanks Debate Defensive Dynamo's Rise!

    Ready for a deep dive into the riveting world of football? Buckle up as the Football Yanks serve up a robust discussion in this week's episode of Matchday 25! With Derek off skiing in Canada, the dynamic duo tackles the pressing topics from the recent round of matches.

    ⚽ Hear the spirited debate over Darwin Nunez's remarkable scoring feats and the trials of language barriers in football, and dissect Arsenal's dominating displays and standout stars.

    ⚽ Tune in for an analytical tussle over Saka's fluctuating form, the Watkins vs. Haaland form showdown, and the dependable brilliance of goalkeeper Martinez at Villa. Will Disasi keep stealing the spotlight with his defensive might and agility?

    ⚽ Chew over Chelsea's stalwart performance against City, Tottenham's defensive woes, and the issues plaguing the squad, including Madison's return post-injury. Will the Reds maintain their stride as Liverpool clinches a win over Brentford despite significant injuries?

    ⚽ Get the low-down on controversial calls and VAR involvement from the Newcastle-Bournemouth clash and ponder the performances of teams like Sheffield United - this season's struggling side.

    ⚽ Revel in candid discussions on young talent development, Palace's aggressive play aspirations under Oliver Glassner, and the buzzing competitiveness of this Premier League season.

    ⚽ Experience the thrill of recounting Man United's battle against Luton, rapid goal exchanges, and Ross Barkley's prowess, alongside a critique of Harry Maguire and Casemiro's card troubles.

    Ryan and Luke share light-hearted tales of airport escapades and the challenges of catching live football on the go. Join the Football Yanks community in this episode, brimming with insights, opinions, and whimsy. Hit play and subscribe for your weekly fix of football enthusiasm, and make sure to add your voice to this week's fierce football discourse only on Football Yanks!

    🎙️ Football Yanks brings you closer to the pitch with every episode, so stay tuned, and let's keep the conversation going off the field! 
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    City's Domination & Liverpool's Struggle: Predicting the EPL's Intense Title Race!

    City's Domination & Liverpool's Struggle: Predicting the EPL's Intense Title Race!

    Dive deep into the heart of English Premier League action with your favorite soccer aficionados, Derek, Ryan, and Luke, on this week’s episode of Football Yanks–where the drama on and off the pitch is always up for debate! This episode has it all: from Scott McTominay's crucial role at Manchester United to Chelsea's back line woes and the management dilemmas facing them head-on. As McTominay pushes United to greater heights, Chelsea grapples with Silva's injury and contract discussions, showcasing how pivotal individual performances drive the league's narrative.

    Join us as we unpack Eric Ten Hag's controversial decisions and the ripple effects of Leverkusen's (somewhat?) surprising triumph over Bayern Munich. In a blend of judicial drama and football jest, our hosts weigh in on an ex-owner's insider trading scandal, proposing tongue-in-cheek alternatives to incarceration that spark both amusement and earnest debate.

    Brace yourself for a deep dive into tactics and player potential, featuring the likes of Gio Reyna, Morgan Gibbs White, and Origi's unexpected charge on the pitch. Our hosts don't shy away from the transfer market's speculative nature, dissecting the possibilities that could shake the foundations of the league’s top-tier teams.

    And get ready to traverse the globe with us, with mentions of the US's World Cup aspirations, Ivory Coast's stunning victory, and hearty discussions on the international talents that could redefine a team's season, including Mbappe and Jude Bellingham.

    As we touch upon controversies like the debated blue card introduction, the financial dilemmas of giants like Man City, and the weekly performances defining the world's most beloved sport, you'll be privy to the witty banter and insightful analysis only the Football Yanks can deliver. Don't miss this episode–and remember to hit that subscribe button for your weekly dose of compelling soccer discourse!
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Clash of the Titans: Unraveling the Arsenal vs. Liverpool Showdown and More EPL Shockers!

    Clash of the Titans: Unraveling the Arsenal vs. Liverpool Showdown and More EPL Shockers!

    Welcome to the Football Yanks, where Derek, Ryan, and Luke dive deep into the turbulent tides of the EPL! This week, we're mixing down all the drama unfolded on and off the pitch. We have much to tackle, from Saudi league woes to the fiery debate surrounding referee decisions!

    We’ll give you an insider look at the crumbling Saudi league, where foreign player caps and financial extravagance are causing chaos. Our hosts will also drop some hints about next week's special – "Yanks in the Ranks” featuring Christian Pulisic's analytics deep-dive. In the meantime, we celebrate Gi Arena's promising debut minutes for Forest – a beacon of hope for American talent overseas.

    Listen as Richarlison’s consecutive goals spark a discussion about VAR controversies, players bouncing back from injuries, and the standout (or sit-down) moments of Bentancur, Højbjerg, and Werner. And when social media posts stir the pot, we're stirring too – digging into Drăgușin's game and the officiating uproar in the recent Chelsea game.

    Derek stands firm on Pochettino as the hosts clash over club strategies, player quality, and the perils of high salaries for young rising stars. We're eyeing the controversial cry from Silva's wife beckoning his sacking – are internal rifts testing the squad’s resilience. 

    As the relegation cauldron simmers, Luton and Sheffield brace for a clash that could seal fates. We laud Burnley's efforts and ponder Arsenal's striking dilemma against Liverpool.

    So kick back and join the debate as Football Yanks tackles the beautiful game's thrills and spills. Hit play, and don't forget to subscribe for your weekly football fix – American style! 🎙⚽🇺🇸
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    FA Cup Fever: Chelsea's Tactical Twist & Tottenham's Bitter Defeat!

    FA Cup Fever: Chelsea's Tactical Twist & Tottenham's Bitter Defeat!

    Dive into the FA Cup weekend frenzy with your favorite pitch pundits, Derek, Ryan, and Luke, on this thrill-a-minute installment of Football Yanks! 🏆⚽ From the electric Premier League wingers - with Salah's magic feet and Son's blistering pace - to the impassioned debate over Doku's minutes on the pitch, no blade of grass is left unanalyzed.

    We're dissecting the enigmatic left-back position with the performances of Estupinian and Antonee Robinson sparking heated debate across the virtual studio. And let’s not forget the future of the midfield maestro – will Declan Rice keep serving up those delicious dishes, or has Bernardo Silva got the recipe to success? Plus, get insider views on those young guns shaking up the Stamford Bridge hierarchy.

    As Luke sips from his whiskey glasses, we meander through tactical masterstrokes and potential transfer market shake-ups and wonder aloud about Rodri and Gallagher emerging as midfield titans. Oh, and strap in for a rollercoaster of opinions as FA Cup upsets, leadership tussles, and match highlights unfold.

    Remember, whether it's speculation over Mudrick's value, gushing over Gallagher's genius, or admitting ESPN's soccer coverage could use a sub, the Football Yanks have got you covered.

    Hit play for all this and more on this whirlwind episode of Football Yanks, where we leave no stone (or football) unturned! 🎙️🌐 
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Roy Hodgson on the Brink?! Inside Crystal Palace's Troubles & Arsenal's Striking Dilemma!

    Roy Hodgson on the Brink?! Inside Crystal Palace's Troubles & Arsenal's Striking Dilemma!

    Dive into English soccer's heart with the latest Football Yanks episode, where Derek, Ryan, and Luke bring you their unabashed opinions on EPL Matchday 21 (Week 2). This episode is a whirlwind of action, analysis, and a fair share of off-pitch adventures!

    Feel the tension as the trio scrutinizes Crystal Palace's sluggish performance and weighs in on manager Roy Hodgson's shaky future. They discuss Arsenal's quiet transfer window woes and debate the club's dire need for a number nine. As transfer gossip heats up, the hosts dissect Jordan Henderson's surprising move to Ajax, Newcastle's financial predicaments, and the potential ramifications of the Premier League's rampant spending spree.

    Off the field, the hosts interweave tales of their snowy exploits on the slopes of Park City, where skier Derek appears to outshine snowboarder Ryan–rough falls and all. Meanwhile, Luke, our whiskey-slinging soccer aficionado, opts out of the icy escapades.

    Back to the pitch action, we discuss Diogo Jota, celebrate Martinelli's finesse against Palace, and ponder the global implications of soccer cleat sponsors. Listen as we reflect on Bournemouth's sluggish showing against Liverpool and discuss the goalkeeping conundrums plaguing the US national team.

    With a side dish of discussion on Walker's personal life turmoil and speculation over new executive moves at Man United, this episode is rife with insights and laughs. Subscribe and join the Yanks for an episode brimming with soccer fervor, frosty falls, and the sheer joy that only this beautiful game can bring.

    Whether a football newbie or a seasoned ultra, Football Yanks' EPL Matchday 21 Pt 2 is the companion you need for all the latest from the soccer world–and the snowy slopes beyond.

    Remember to share your thoughts and join the banter on social media because every opinion counts when you're with the Football Yanks! 🎙️⚽❄️
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Tottenham Transfer Turmoil, Grealish's Guardiola Gamble, and The VAR Debacle that's Rocking the Soccer World!

    Tottenham Transfer Turmoil, Grealish's Guardiola Gamble, and The VAR Debacle that's Rocking the Soccer World!

    This week on Football Yanks, we're diving headfirst into the tumultuous world of soccer – no holds barred, no offside left unscrutinized. Join Derek, Ryan, and Luke for an episode teeming with drama and critical takes. The gloves come off as we dissect the grueling physicality of the latest matches, including a game so intense it left players sewing up stitches. We navigate the confusion stirred by controversial offside calls and ponder Chelsea's slim victory over Fulham.

    Our hosts duel over Enzo and Palmer’s influence while lavishing praise on Antonee Robinson's standout display for Fulham – could a big-money move be on the cards? We break down tactical fits and misfits in Pochettino's lineup and dig into the contentious penalty that tipped the scales for Chelsea, thanks to Sterling's theatrics.

    Please be sure to strap yourselves in for an in-depth analysis of KDB's masterclass performance, Newcastle's growing pains under FFP's gaze, and why Chelsea's eyes are trained on Isak.

    Everton and Nottingham Forest grapple with financial peril – we're unpacking the gritty details and dishing out some real talk on the opaque world of football economics. Luke's skepticism about the FFP sparks a fiery debate over fairness, transparency, and the repercussions for clubs and fans alike.

    But that's just scratching the surface – from turf wars in the stands to Spurs' transfer tactics. There's no topic too imposing for our squad. We also hit home with personal anecdotes, including Luke's brush with COVID and Derek's sartorial musings in snowy commutes and choice of office fit.

    Will Chelsea and Spurs elevate their game amidst the chaos? Can Grealish find true freedom on the field, or is Guardiola's gamble too great? Tune in to "Football Yanks" for all these stories and a top-tier football discourse that refuses to stay between the lines. Don't forget your shin guards – this episode is as relentless as a match under the floodlights.
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    • 1 hr 37 min

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