Football Yanks

Football Yanks

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.


February 19, 2024 71 mins

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'...

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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 heigh...

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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...

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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 pe...

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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&ap...

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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 ...

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Dive into the latest Football Yanks podcast episode, where hosts Derek and Ryan tackle the vibrant weekend of FA cup fixtures, despite Ryan suffering from seasonal illness. With a determination that can only be fueled by a true passion for the sport, they analyze the notable matches and share candid insights into the potential effects of AFCON and the Asia cup on team strategies during these intense periods. They also dish out the ...

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January 1, 2024 85 mins

We're back! Derek and Ryan walk through recent fixtures in the PL and give their thoughts on what has become an extraordinarily competitive chase for the title. We give some insight into transfer needs and important upcoming fixtures and discuss the implications of the Man United sale. To wrap things up we check in on Pulisic's performance in Italy and Jedi Robinson's recent form. There's plenty to dig into in o...

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On this week's Yanks podcast, we recap this week's biggest fixtures and sprinkle in our signature banter, as Ryan takes Luke to the edge with his hatred of the Spurs. The whole gang is here as we touch on intense moments from the EPL, Champions League eliminations and standouts, various major injuries throughout the league, and much much more. Buckle up, this one gets heated!

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Get ready for another riveting discussion as we, your hosts Derek and Luke, bring you the latest updates in the world of football on the Football Yanks Podcast. We're tackling the struggles Arsenal and Manchester City face and the impact of international breaks on the Premier League schedule. We dissect these issues and more, diving into the recent downswing of Manchester United and analyzing the state of Chelsea and Everton. ...

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Better late than never! Luke found his router's power cord, and we're ready to rock. We're covering all the action from Matchday 14 with some bonus coverage from today's (Dec 5) fixtures as Arsenal secures a last-minute winner from blockbuster signing Declan Rice!

Join us for our commentary, criticisms, and predictions as the EPL picks up speed with a torrent of December fixtures!

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The Yanks are back for EPL week 13. We're regrettably covering Chelsea and Tottenham's losses and what needs to change for the two clubs we follow closest. Around the rest of the EPL we weigh in on Man City's depleted bench and lack of subs, Arsenal's unlikely hero, and Ramsdale's unfortunate situation, among many other storylines and controversies throughout the EPL.

How do we feel about Dunk&apos...

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In a Football Yanks first, Ryan and Luke host in the absence of Derek. We go off the rails from his show notes discussing the Everton point deduction, its implications on other team's with less savory financial practices, and the impact this may have had on last year's relegated teams. The Yanks discuss how stupid the international break is, covering all the injuries and the lasting effect of an overloaded soccer calendar...

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Fasten your seatbelts as we take you on a thrilling journey through EPL Week 12, exploring every nook and cranny of the Chelsea vs Man City match, the controversial penalty calls, and Pochettino's success and Chelsea's performance. We discuss Chelsea's young and dynamic squad, giving you insights beyond statistics. 

We also navigate through player injuries and the rise of American players in European clubs. ...

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Gear up to dissect the thrilling performance of Nicholas Jackson, the drama surrounding Van de Ven's injury, and the hot takes from our co-host, Luke. We debate the value of Nicholas Jackson and Madison to the team and analyze the implications of VAR on football. Join us as we put the disputed offside goals and the red card rulings under our microscope - it's going to be an intense ride.

We also discuss the reper...

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Ever felt the chill of Spurs topping the Premier League table while you're a Blues fan? Join us this week as we unwrap the bewitching state of Premier League. Can you sense the cold sweats of Chelsea as they grapple with their lack of a clinical finisher and mounting pressure? Slide into the conversation as we spill the candy on the team's financial implications and potential consequences if their struggles continue. We a...

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Strap in as we delve into American soccer's heart, examining the US team's highs and lows. We dissect Clint Dempsey's moment of glory against Ghana and the unfortunate spat between Gregg Berhalter and Gio Reyna. How did this affect the World Cup performance? To top it off, we also discuss Tyler Adams' hamstring woes and the ripple effects it could have on his future.

Last but not least, we turn our gaze...

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Can back-to-back Premier League losses break Manchester City? We're putting Pep Guardiola's recent amusing press conference and City's surprising losses under the microscope. Grab your cleats and join us as we kick around ideas on how to ease the physical toll on players during international breaks and whether a maximum game count could be the solution. 

We're also shaking things up with a lively debate...

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Welcome, soccer fans, as we watch the Arsenal/City match while dissecting the heart-racing drama from the English Premier League in this exhilarating podcast episode. From Manchester United's continued woes to Fulham's persisting malaise, we leave no stone unturned. Brace yourselves as we dive headfirst into the surprising Champions League outcomes and the ensuing delirium from Galatasaray's inaugural victory on Engl...

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Are you ready to take a wild ride through the seventh week of the Premier League? This thrilling episode begins with a jaw-dropping look at Aston Villa's stunning defeat of Brighton, a turn of events that shocked even the most seasoned analysts.

The plot thickens as we dissect Manchester City's squad's disappointing performance after losing to Wolves. Shifting gears, we delve into Manchester United's lo...

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