Category Archives: Yaks

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White Power!

There are three things we need to talk about regarding the USSF and the team it has chosen to represent itself, but first, I wanted to admit that I have a sincere response to the Deadspin MLS troll. In reality, MLS is still a second-tier product, full of dull play …

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Tim’s Football Club

Who had 2014 in the “We have to take Toronto FC seriously” pool?  I was off by a little.  As in, the sort of timeline Zager & Evans sang about. I wish I was able to put a little more imagination and analysis into this, but any MLS team that …

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All-Time US Best XI shameless hit and comment bait

“Oh, right, the centennial,” was what I thought after three or four days of lying awake at night wondering where all these US all-time teams were coming from.  I thought people were being all shock talk radio host or something.  “That’s a good enough excuse.  Now I can pick my …

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CONCACAF – Proverbs 25:21-22

“Gratitude is a euphemism for resentment.” – Robert Heinlein You’d think I’d get sick of apologizing for being wrong all the damn time…and you’d be correct.  However, I was very, very wrong for suggesting that it would be best if the United States commenced Operation Red Carpet in Panama City. …

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CONCACAF Friday on my mind

I turned to Twitter on Friday evening, expecting a storm of protests against ESPN incompetence.  However, it looks like Maysville Cablevision, and not the Worldwide Leader, was my arch-enemy in this case. Following matches via Twitter is sort of the mirror universe version of following games by Matchtracker.  For our …

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#fanwall Leads US to Victory

Well, what if US Soccer hadn’t put inspiring messages on the wall of the tunnel before the game?  Maybe that’s what Mexico is missing, ever think of that? As nobody predicted, the Mexico-Panama game one month from today will decide the course of the Hex.  We’re to the point now …

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Seattle Discovered America; or, If Americans are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will be Americans

EDIT – you should always read the comments.  This is the only site on the entire Internet where you should.  But you should really read these, specifically Mr. Archer, who has done some actual journalism or something here EDIT EDIT – update below, regarding Shawn Wheeler’s comment screenshot. Let’s try …

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Hey! Gatorade! (Because although Kool-Aid is usually the metaphor used to denote blind enthusiasm, it’s actually pretty inappropriate when you look at the actual incident, since poisoned Kool-Aid was forced on Jonestown worshipers in panic and despair)

Boy, was Sacha Kljestan booed, or what?  I went back and checked, and while Kljestan’s background is Bosnian Serb, his father Slavko couldn’t have had much to do with the 1990′s strife, having left what was then Yugoslavia in 1980.  Waste of a lot of boos, then, if you ask …

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No more minnows in the Goldfish Cup

There are a few schools of thought on whether you are taking the Gold Cup too seriously. “You’re paying attention to it at all” has now been discredited in most US fan circles.  It is now generally accepted that World Cup roster spots are at stake.  If the tournament were …

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Demolition, Act II

There are people to whom this Gold Cup is extremely important – specifically, players on the fringes of national teams which still hope to qualify for Brazil next year.  It sounds cruel, but the only fans who need to care about the Gold Cup are the ones who care more …