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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 […]

USA vs. Mexico: Fight! The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Mexico: Fight! The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Rivalries are often cyclical, but… My how a Graham Zusi header in Panama can change everything.  Since Graham Zusi’s late header found the back of the old onion bag and Panama and delivered El Tri from the “we aren’t going to Brazil” fire and wilderness and into a World […]

Desperate For Victory, US Face Panama: The TYAC Preview

Desperate For Victory, US Face Panama: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy The USMNT enters Sunday afternoon’s match against Panama (4PM EDT, ESPN) on putrid run of form. The only team colder than the US right now? You guessed it, Van Halen’s favorite CONCACAF club: Panama.  Since defeating Ghana in Natal, the USMNT have won only one match- a 1-0 win over the Czech […]

On Gedion Zelalem and The End Of the US Soccer Community's Innocence

On Gedion Zelalem and The End Of the US Soccer Community’s Innocence

Tweet Jon Levy When you’ve traveled a great distance, bested many rivals, and completed a seemingly inexhaustible list of Herculean labors, it’s an awe inspiring exercise to look back at where you started. That’s not what this story’s about. Rather, this is a story about a moderate amount of progress, and a monumental change in […]

US Look To Close Memorable Year Strong In Dublin: TYAC Preview

US Look To Close Memorable Year Strong In Dublin: TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Another lead squandered. That’s the resounding memory the United States will take with them after Friday’s 2-1 defeat to Colombia at Craven Cottage. Since defeating Nigeria in Jacksonville to end the “Send Off Series” in June, the US have done an excellent job of securing leads, having done […]

USA vs. Honduras, Game 1, AD: The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Honduras, Game 1, AD: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Well, here we are, after all the emotion- even if it still feels slightly bizarre or surreal- of Friday night. The first match of the post-Donovan era (when Donovan wasn’t an available player in the pool not chosen by his manager!) begins on a hopeful note, as young […]

USA vs. Ecuador: TYAC Previews the Donovan Farewell

USA vs. Ecuador: TYAC Previews the Donovan Farewell

Tweet Jon Levy Welcome my friends, to the Landon Donovan testimonial match. A match in which we hope to celebrate the heights of US Soccer’s past through perhaps the team’s biggest ever star, while watching some new American stars in the making. That’s the storyline we’re supposed to be selling for this one right? I’m […]

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