Bruce Arena Era 2.0 Begins Against Serbia: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy The United States Men’s National Team begins 2017 play Sunday in San Diego with a friendly against Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium (4 ET, ESPN 2).  The game also marks the first game of Bruce Arena’s second stint as national team manager. Arena returns, of course, after autumn’s World Cup qualifying failures against Mexico…

Op-Ed: Time To Fire Klinsmann? That Came and Went in October 2015

Tweet Jon Levy Premise: After two bad losses of different types the US must fire manager and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann, who’s been outcoached, and at this point, exposed, in his national team tenure. My Take: Don’t fire Jurgen Klinsmann. Rationale: This will not be a defense of Jurgen Klinsmann. If you’re looking for that,…

USA Begin Final Round “Hex” Against Rival Mexico: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon The United States opens play in CONCACAF’s final round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Friday night in Columbus, Ohio. The Americans will play rival Mexico at MAPFRE Stadium at 8 PM (FOX SPORTS 1). Over the past fifteen years, Columbus has established itself as the American home…

USMNT Conclude Hex Prep Against New Zealand: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon A massive hurricane blasted Haiti, Cuba, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina last week, leaving death, destruction and millions of dollars of damage in its wake. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families who look to piece together their lives and rebuild. If you want to…

USMNT Roster Roundtable Part II: Who Deserves the Call?

Tweet     Yesterday, our panel unveiled the goalkeepers and defenders they felt warranted selection for the upcoming US World Cup qualifying matches against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.  You can meet the panel members and read the discussion here. Today, we explore the midfielders and forwards. We also note the…

USA Vie For Third in Colombia Rematch: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W Blackmon The US closes the Copa América the way it started it, with a match against Colombia, this time in Glendale, Arizona. The third-place match caps a tournament where we’ve seen the best of Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT, in wins over Costa Rica and an impressive quarterfinal victory over Ecuador….

Copa América 2016: USA vs. Paraguay: The TYAC Preview

Tweet   Jon Levy and Roberto Rojas Following a lopsided victory over rival Costa Rica, the US enter Philadelphia needing only a draw to secure passage into the Copa América quarterfinals. Winning the group isn’t entirely out of the question for the Yanks either. A win by the United States coupled with a Colombia loss to…

Copa América Centenario: A Uruguay Without Leaders

Tweet Jon Levy I started seriously following Uruguay just prior to the 2010 World Cup. La Celeste had just taken down Costa Rica in a playoff to make the World Cup in South Africa, ensuring that Jon Bornstein would be reviled in Costa Rica forever for scoring the goal that doomed the Ticos to a…

Copa America Centenario: USA vs. Colombia: The TYAC Preview, Part One

Tweet Long Preview to Begin the Copa, so we broke it into two parts.  Neil W. Blackmon, Jon Levy and Gabriel Luis Manga The United States begin their quest to defend home soil in the largest men’s international soccer tournament held on American soil since 1994 Friday night against Colombia at Levi’s Stadium in Santa…

Playoffs!! Your USA vs. Colombia U23 Leg One Preview

Tweet Jon Levy Here they are, the most important US Soccer matches of the spring. Yes, even more important than the pre-hexagonal round World Cup Qualifiers that the USMNT is rightfully expected to win. The Olympics are a valuable measuring stick and showcase for young talent, and missing the tournament absolutely hurt the development of…