YA PODCAST 8 ONLINE
Bijev saw his pro debut over the weekend.
CHRISTOPHER MCCOLLUM - Monday, April 9, 2012
The latest episode of the Yanks Abroad Podcast is now online for streaming or download, can be found here.

Host Christopher McCollum is joined by regular guests Brian Sciaretta, John Kretlow, David Smith, and an under-the-weather Mathew Wagner. A new intro-buffer for the show is fawned over by the guys, before jumping immediately into Los Angeles-born Bryan Gerzicich and Kiryat Shmona clinching the Israeli League title and securing placement in next season's UEFA Champions League.

This discussion is followed by global recaps of Mexico, England, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Scotland, Portugal and Italy, before naming their selections for Players and Games of the Week.

The guys then answer a variety of questions from readers and listeners, ranging from Clint Dempsey's role at Arsenal if he is bought during the summer transfer window, to the legal problems that would come with a switch from American-born Japanese Youth National Team player Gotoku Sakai.

Brian provides a teaser into an upcoming article at Yanks Abroad about Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney who has American roots. A regular player for FC Copenhagen, Delaney has been voted the top Danish teenager, and already had UEFA Champions League group play experience by the age of 19. Now 20 years old, he may have a choice to make in the future...

The show is concluded with a lengthy examination of the United States National Team defender pool; who's out, who's in, and whether or not any of the plethora of defenders have a lock on the starting lineup this summer.

The episode is available for streaming, download, and can be subscribed to via iTunes here.