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Joga Bonito E Feio: Racism and the Battle For Soccer's Soul: One Writer's Journey

Joga Bonito E Feio: Racism and the Battle For Soccer’s Soul: One Writer’s Journey

Tweet Joga Bonito E Feio: Racism and the Battle for Soccer’s Soul: One Writer’s Journey In April 2006, FIFA announced the beginning of its “Say No to Racism” campaign, designed, according to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, to use the unifying power of football to combat discrimination of all kinds, and “eradicate the blight of racism […]

Top 5 Holiday Gifts For Soccer Fans

Top 5 Holiday Gifts For Soccer Fans

Tweet With Hanukkah already underway and Christmas mere days away, The Yanks Are Coming presents our first annual Top 5 holiday gifts for soccer fans. From the latest in kits to books that may change the way you view the game, you’ll surely find a gift for that special soccer hooligan in your life (or something […]

TV And The Growth Of US Soccer

TV And The Growth Of US Soccer

Tweet If we listed the ten biggest decisions that put soccer where it is today in the United States, somewhere in the middle would be televising the 1966 World Cup to American audiences. Television’s influence has not slowed down. The golden days of U.S. soccer had been killed before the Great Depression. The American Soccer […]

Growing Up Soccer

Growing Up Soccer

Tweet If you weren’t aware, readers (Okay, Dan, Neil, and my mom), I’m 21 years old. I was born on April 16, 1989, the day after the Hillsborough disaster. Coincidentally, 1989 is the year to which a lot of people trace back the modern history of American Soccer. In November of that year, Paul Caligiuri […]

Product Review: Concave PT+

Product Review: Concave PT+

Tweet [Editor's Note]: We received a free pair of cleats in the mail from Concave after agreeing to write a review about them. Anything Tim wrote below is his honest opinion and not reflective of the fact that he received the cleats for free. I would have taken them for myself, but I already look […]

Happy Lost Weekend!

Happy Lost Weekend!

Tweet We here at The Yanks Are Coming have gone on a bit of a bender for the past week or so. Tons of alcohol, sex (no, seriously!), sports watching and downright debauchery has consumed our lives. Hell, look at the Facebook event details for the party we threw on Friday: Word has it that […]

Rote Jr. Deserving of Hall Of Fame Nod

Rote Jr. Deserving of Hall Of Fame Nod

Tweet Kyle Rote Jr. is headed to the hall of fame, but not the one his dad had hoped for. Kyle’s dad was an All-American half-back, playing American football for Southern Methodist University. He was the NFL’s first overall draft pick, chosen by the New York Giants, in 1951. He went on to play 11 […]

MLS Expands Roster Size

MLS Expands Roster Size

Tweet Major League Soccer announced recently that roster sizes have been increased from 24 players per team to 26. The reason behind this move is to allow teams to sign more local “homegrown” talent. In addition to the roster increase, the MLS announced that teams will now be allowed to sign homegrown players to Generation […]

Yanks Abroad: The Week In Review

Yanks Abroad: The Week In Review

Tweet Aston Villa v. Everton 4/14/10 The duel between the current US keeper and his predecessor, ended a 2-2 draw after a 90th minute own goal by the Villans. Tim Howard made three saves and Brad Friedel had a pair. Howard had plenty of praise for his teammate, Tim Cahill, who scored both goals for […]

Sylvester Stallone: A Model American

Sylvester Stallone: A Model American

Tweet A few days ago, Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. Each player on every team wore Robinson’s retired number 42 in honor of the baseball hero. This tribute sparked my thinking of other great American heroes. Hundreds of different people come to mind, George Washington, Lt. Winters, and Martin Luther King Jr. are […]

The Open Cup Versus MLS

The Open Cup Versus MLS

Tweet In our odd little soccer universe here in the States, we have this, ahem, little situation—the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup versus MLS. They’re like North and South Korea, Everton and Liverpool, Paul Gardner’s columns and logic. They co-exist while presenting challenges to the other. The challenges appear every year at this time when […]

MLS Rewind: Nightcap Edition

MLS Rewind: Nightcap Edition

Tweet I want to act surprised after watching the Red Bulls go down to Chivas USA, but the turnaround from last year is obviously not perfect. New York still has a few problems, the likes of which the Goats revealed on Saturday. Macoumba Kandji was MIA for most of the match, miles away from his […]

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