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USA Look to Finish Copa America Preparations Strong vs Bolivia: The TYAC Preview

USA Look to Finish Copa America Preparations Strong vs Bolivia: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy USA vs. Bolivia: Your TYAC Preview Well wasn’t that a delightful flourish to cap a great American second half in that forgettable friendly versus Ecuador. That’s rhetorical; of course Nagbe’s match-winning goal off great work by Bobby Wood and DeAndre Yedlin was delightful. Easy to convey rhetorical in print; you can just […]

US Back to World Cup Qualifying Grind in Guatemala: The TYAC Preview

US Back to World Cup Qualifying Grind in Guatemala: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy Better late to this party than never. The US play their third game of the 2016 World Cup qualifying schedule this evening on the road in Guatemala (10 PM ET, BEIN SPORTS). The Americans closed 2015 with a testy 0-0 draw in Port of Spain, a result many writers, including yours truly, […]

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

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 […]

USA Kick off 2016 against Quality Iceland Side: The TYAC Preview

USA Kick off 2016 against Quality Iceland Side: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy USA vs. Iceland: Your TYAC Preview US Men’s National Team soccer is back, finally! More importantly for the Yanks, 2015 is gone; dead and buried with the hopes and expectations of fans and players alike. And if the new year doesn’t come with better results, well, we’re looking at missing out on the Olympics […]

Minnows of the Caribbean: The TYAC USA vs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Preview

Minnows of the Caribbean: The TYAC USA vs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Preview

Tweet Jon Levy  The United States begins the process of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia tomorrow night in St. Louis (6:30 PM, ESPN 2) against the tiny south Caribbean island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is the earliest in the modern era the US have started play in a […]

USA vs. Peru: The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Peru: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy USA v. Peru: Your TYAC Preview How did we get here? It’s a valid question, especially if we use the national team’s pride-inducing performance at the 2014 World Cup as our backdrop. No, it was never a slam dunk that the USMNT would win this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, so the fact […]

USA vs. Cuba: The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Cuba: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy It has been a strange Gold Cup.  All three of the pre-tournament favorites: the United States, Mexico and World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica, could lodge complaints about their form and none appear to be runaway favorites heading into this weekend’s quarterfinals. Of the three, Mexico has perhaps played the most attractive soccer, […]

USA vs. Haiti: The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Haiti: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy The US began the 2015 Gold Cup with a grind-it-out win over an inspired Honduras, playing positive football in their first tournament setting fixture under manager Jorge Luis Pinto. The US were outpossessed for stretches of the match and looked less dangerous late. They were sloppy with the ball and at times […]

US Open Gold Cup vs Pinto-Led Honduras: The TYAC Preview

US Open Gold Cup vs Pinto-Led Honduras: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Have a championship level World Cup hangover? If so, it is time to channel your inner Carli Lloyd and find another level, because the American summer of soccer continues with the CONCACAF Gold Cup beginning Tuesday in Dallas. Why does the Gold Cup matter, you know, besides for […]

Yanks Tuneup for Gold Cup against Guatemala: The TYAC Preview

Yanks Tuneup for Gold Cup against Guatemala: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon USA v. Guatemala: Your TYAC Preview How do you follow up exhilarating wins on European soil against global power Holland and World Cup Champion Germany? Challenge yourself against longtime rival (that part is true) and(Central American) power (in baseball) Guatemala, of course.  The US are world beaters now, […]

Gold Cup Roster Roundtable: Midfielders and Forwards

Gold Cup Roster Roundtable: Midfielders and Forwards

Tweet As promised, the conclusion of a Gold Cup roster roundtable we began in May. Here is the link to Part One, keepers and defenders. This time, we have a provisional roster that further frames our discussion. Note that much of this was written prior to the release of the provisional roster, and the purpose of […]

Yanks Take Smell of Victory to Cologne to Face Germany: The TYAC Preview

Yanks Take Smell of Victory to Cologne to Face Germany: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy Germany v. USA: Your TYAC Preview I’d like to start this post by extending a warm welcome to any readers who might be making their first visit to The Yanks Are Coming. Now is a fantastic time to take your relationship with US Soccer to the next level, and we thank you […]

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