Matt Besler Transfer Rumors Fly

Tweet Call me naïve, but I truly never expected this sort of interest in the Sporting KC center back, regardless of how well he performed in Brazil. European teams simply don’t go after 27 year old MLS veteran defenders. Right…? That’s exactly where we’re at right now though. According to MLSsoccer.com’s Greg Seltzer, Besler currently has interest from at […]

Here Comes the Rain: One Writer’s Reflections on Brazil 2014

Tweet Editor’s Note: The Yanks Are Coming co-founders collectively saw each United  States group stage match at the World Cup. This is the first of two stories on one writer’s experiences in Brazil. Special thanks to Zack Goldman (@ThatDamnYank on Twitter) for editing. All photos (save one from the USA v. Ghana match) courtesy of The Yanks Are Coming. Neil […]

Monsters at the Maracanã: Thoughts on Argentina vs. Germany

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon As much as fans lamented the dull World Cup semifinal between forever bridesmaids Holland and Argentina, the more fair question is what, exactly, would have made that game scintillating after Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of host Brazil in Belo Horizonte? Indeed, Holland-Argentina, while certainly a dull match, was doomed from the start: […]

World Cup Jersey Culture: The TYAC Guide

Tweet Jon Levy I’m coming to the end of my first week back in the US after an amazing trip to Brazil for the World Cup, and normalcy is starting to set back in. But it’s not quite your everyday normalcy here in Washington DC. This city, along with the rest of the nation, is […]

Belgium 2, USA 1: Bittersweet Farewell to A Good Team

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon More writing to come in the next few days, including a piece on our personal experiences in Brazil: between the two of us, TYAC was in Natal, Manaus and Recife. Before that, however, and with the benefit of a day of reflection-dangerous in the social media/internet mass content production world […]

Maybe US Can’t Win World Cup, But They Can Beat Belgium

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon “For us now talking about winning a World Cup, it is just not realistic.” – Jurgen Klinsmann to Sam Borden of the New York Times, December 2013 Yes, he said that. He defended it too. No, he wasn’t wrong. And it’s a sad commentary far worse than anything Ann Coulter or Pete […]

USA vs. Belgium: A Conquerable Hazard? The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Belgium: A Conquerable Hazard? The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy, Neil W. Blackmon and Kartik Krishnaiyer  Belgium – USA: Your TYAC Sweet 16 Preview Can we just settle this thing in beer? Joking. Here’s beer and TYAC soccer preview pairing recommendations from NPR before you dive into our look at the match, however. I’m(the last of the TYAC gang) back in the United States of America, and I’m […]

USA-Germany Preview: Can the US Pop the Luftballon?

USA-Germany Preview: Can the US Pop the Luftballon?

Tweet Andrew Villegas and Neil W. Blackmon 90 minutes for four years. That’s what the United States face Thursday afternoon in Recife.  If it sounds familiar, it should, with mild differences: 2002 - US can advance to knockout stages in Korea/Japan with a win against Poland. The Americans are routed 3-1 in Daejon, only to be bailed […]

USA vs. Portugal: Wounded Animal in the Jungle- Your TYAC Preview

USA vs. Portugal: Wounded Animal in the Jungle- Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Manaus, Amazonas Garrett McInnis and Neil W. Blackmon Sunday marks an important day in the history of US Soccer.  There’s little doubt that this match is probably the most crucial in THIS year’s World Cup group stage.  Even before the Ghana win, it was understood that getting points from the Germany match would be […]

TYAC World Cup Predictions (Belated)

TYAC World Cup Predictions (Belated)

Tweet Garrett McInnis with the TYAC Writers With the start of the World Cup past us, we wanted to throw out a few predictions for this year’s champion. Editors Note:  These predictions were requested and submitted prior to the tournament kickoff Thursday. Due to travel time to Brazil, we simply couldn’t post on time. Have […]

USA. Ghana. The 2014 World Cup: The TYAC Preview

USA. Ghana. The 2014 World Cup: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy – Natal, Brazil Ladies and gentlemen, damas y caballeros, senhoras e senhores, welcome to the World Cup. Welcome to Brazil. Welcome to the long awaited dreaded Group of Death. The USA/Ghana match is finally here. This match is an opportunity for revenge and retribution against the team that eliminated the Yanks from the last […]

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 […]

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