Strange Bedfellows, Part II: The Barclay’s Premier League and SEC Football

Tweet   Neil W. Blackmon  With the debut of the SEC Network last week and the recent rash of comparisons between fan passion in soccer and college football’s preeminent conference, we at TYAC decided to do a two-part series on the way the SEC, MLS and the Barclay’s Premier League make strange bedfellows. Part I focused on […]

As MLS Heads Down the Stretch, How the West Has Won

Tweet Ned Joyce Stop the fight. End the debate. It has been decided, the West has won.  The Seattle Seahawks won the Superbowl. The Spurs may have won the NBA Title but the best teams of the future are the LA Clippers, Portland Trailblazers and Golden State Warriors. Heck, Kendrick Lamar of Compton is the […]

Lack of August USMNT Friendly Marks End of Idiotic Era

Tweet Jon Levy There’s no US Men’s National Team match this week, and I’m absolutely overjoyed about it! Am I still burnt out from the World Cup? As a writer? As a fan? No and nope and nuh-uh. In fact, it’s already been a great week for the USMNT. The right back of the future, […]

Why Pep Guardiola Wouldn’t Be Too Surprised By His Bad Night In Portland If He Was A TYAC Reader

Tweet Jon Levy 1. We say it all the time, the MLS is a fast and physical league, that’s probably its biggest single strength right now. Y’know what fast and physical means sometimes? Collisions. In games, in practices, and even in All-Star Games. Collisions sometimes so violent that they cause national team teammates to go […]

USMNT U-23 Camp: Predicting the Olympic Roster

Tweet The USA’s U-23 squad are gathered this week in Nassau, Bahamas for a 5-day training camp to kick off the build up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The team will get some competitive action as well, as they’re scheduled to play a friendly against the Bahamas Senior National Team on the 6th. […]

Strange Bedfellows: The Barclay’s Premier League, MLS and the SEC

Tweet Editor’s Note: Part I in a two-part Series focusing on soccer and the SEC, the premier conference in college football Neil W. Blackmon With the World Cup withdrawals wearing off a bit, soccer fans have turned their eyes back to the club level, whether it be  the tremendous years in both MLS and the […]

Matt Besler Transfer Rumors Fly

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’s Greg Seltzer, Besler currently has interest from at […]

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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