Wednesday September 7, 2005
We know that most sports fans harbor fantasies of being players, managers, and/or agents. Knowing that we can't do much to help our readers actually achieve any of the above ambitions, we've decided to do the next best thing and create an opportunity to get inside the minds of players, managers, and agents.
Sunday August 21, 2005
We here at YA would like to thank you for your ongoing support, as well as for all of the comments you have sent in response to our prediction features on the World Cup squad for 2006.
Monday August 8, 2005
As it turns out, I'm not very good at taking direction. Instead of going with what I think WILL happen, I went with what I think SHOULD happen.
Monday August 8, 2005
Only 10 months remain until World Cup 2006, and the race for a place in Bruce Arena's final 23-man World Cup roster has already begun. You might be wondering who will travel to Germany and who will watch on television with the rest of you... well, YA is here to help!
Saturday July 30, 2005
Summer is our time. This summer especially. The European leagues are on vacation. There is no World Cup where US players are marginalized even here by comparison to their more famous counterparts.
Tuesday July 19, 2005
Last summer, U.S. star DaMarcus Beasley brought his game to PSV Eindhoven and proceeded to grow it like a true member of the Farmers. His rookie season went so well, regular pinches may have been required to make sure he was really awake. Things change with a new day, however; if 2004/2005 was a dream, then the Eredivisie rooster is getting ready to have his night-shattering say.
Wednesday July 13, 2005
If you've followed the transfer rumor mill in England over the summer, you know that Chelsea made a run at signing Liverpool central midfielder, Champions League winning hero, and all around talisman Steven Gerrard. There is no question that Gerrard is a spectacular talent that nearly any team would be happy to have, the question is where does he fit in a central midfield with Claude Makelele and Frank Lampard?
Friday July 8, 2005
Bruce Arena has some explaining to do. And, no, "three points is three points" won't cut it. Not at this point. Not against Cuba. Not at home.
Sunday June 19, 2005
Despite surprising most by finishing atop a stern World Youth Championships Group D, the U.S. Under-20 National Team will still be looking to show their best face when they begin knockout play against Italy on Tuesday.
Monday June 13, 2005
The rest of the world may call their 1-0 victory over pre-tournament favorites Argentina to kick off the World Youth Championships surprising and unexpected. For those who have been following this U.S. Under-20 National Team for the past year, it may not have been expected, but it was far from an upset.
Thursday May 26, 2005
This Saturday night in Chicago, the USA face England again with history ringing in their ears.
Friday May 6, 2005
It's been an up and down season for YA's this year, with a couple of guys not getting the playing time they had hoped, and a couple more throwing in the towel and heading back to MLS.
Thursday April 21, 2005
"You want to know why soccer is the world's greatest sport? I'll tell you why. Because all you need is the ball and an open space. You don't need fancy equipment or special fields; you don't have to be big or strong or tall. It's the most democratic of all the sports. The people's game. Your people's game. And America's game of the future."
Monday March 7, 2005
Wednesday night's Champions League is the perfect opportunity for Landon Donovan to show Leverkusen why they signed him six years ago.
Tuesday February 22, 2005
I will refrain from translating it from Dutch, but I can promise that this was the bleep-worthy chant of choice at Amsterdam ArenA on Sunday.