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USA vs. Argentina: The Copa Semifinals: Your TYAC Preview

USA vs. Argentina: The Copa Semifinals: Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon The United States met their pre-Copa América goal of reaching the semifinals last Thursday night when they defeated Ecuador in Seattle. Their reward? A trip to Houston to face the number one team in the world, Argentina, who feature the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. Tuesday […]

USA vs. Ecuador: A Manageable Quarterfinal in Seattle: The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Ecuador: A Manageable Quarterfinal in Seattle: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy Following the opening match of the Copa América Centenario, a 2-0 American defeat to Colombia in Santa Clara, California, it was reasonable to ask questions about whether the Yanks would advance to the quarterfinals out of Group A. Winning the group seemed out of the question. Nine furious […]

In Lopsided Win Over Costa Rica, Jurgen Klinsmann Gives His Team (And Himself) A Chance

In Lopsided Win Over Costa Rica, Jurgen Klinsmann Gives His Team (And Himself) A Chance

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States routed Costa Rica 4-0 in Chicago last night, saving its Copa América Centenario, and perhaps its manager’s job, in the process. The game was the second consecutive match for the Americans against a nation that reached the World Cup Quarterfinals in 2014, and while the Ticos were without goalkeeper […]

Facing Elimination, USA Meet Talented Costa Rica in Chicago: The TYAC Preview

Facing Elimination, USA Meet Talented Costa Rica in Chicago: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States camp remains defiant following Friday night’s 2-0 defeat to Colombia to open the Copa América Centenario. They feel they deserved better, playing well only to be victimized by a tough penalty call and a set piece failure. “We were absolutely OK with the team performance,’ Jurgen Klinsmann said following […]

Colombia 2, United States 0: TYAC Analysis

Colombia 2, United States 0: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States lost 2-0 to Colombia Friday night in the opening match of the Copa America Centenario at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The defeat puts the US in a precarious position as they head to Chicago for Tuesday night’s match at Soldier Field against another 2014 World Cup […]

100 Reasons To Embrace and Enjoy Copa América Centenario

100 Reasons To Embrace and Enjoy Copa América Centenario

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The Copa América Centenario begins tonight in Santa Clara, California. The tournament, which will last just over three weeks, is the largest men’s international soccer tournament held on American soil since the 1994 World Cup.   This special event, held in the United States as opposed to its traditional location in […]

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

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

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon, Jon Levy and Gabriel Luis Manga Part Two of a lengthy preview of the opening match of the 2016 Copa América Centenario. Read Part one here. What to Watch For From Colombia: There’s a compelling argument that outside Argentina, Los Cafeteros possess the most attacking talent in this competition, even without Falcao, who […]

USA Defeat Ecuador 1-0 Behind Nagbe Goal: TYAC Analysis

USA Defeat Ecuador 1-0 Behind Nagbe Goal: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The US began final Copa America Centenario preparations in earnest Wednesday night with a 1-0 win over CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying leader Ecuador in Frisco, Texas. High ticket prices and a midweek game with a relatively early start time resulted in a paltry crowd at Toyota Stadium, and for the first […]

USA Continue Copa America Prep vs Hot Ecuador: TYAC Preview

USA Continue Copa America Prep vs Hot Ecuador: TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon As pleasant as the stories were coming out of Bayamón Sunday, where the US defeated Puerto Rico 3-1, the game did not include the entirety of the US roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario.As such, the US win had the feel more of friendly at the end of a transitional and […]

US Opens Copa America Preparations With 3-1 Win Over Puerto Rico: TYAC Analysis

US Opens Copa America Preparations With 3-1 Win Over Puerto Rico: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The US Men’s National Team began its three game series of tune-up friendlies ahead of next month’s Copa America Centenario Sunday with a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico in Bayamón. The match marked the first meeting between the US Men’s National team and the its Caribbean territory. The US scored first through Tim […]

Copa America Centenario: US Roster Analysis

Copa America Centenario: US Roster Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Saturday, Jurgen Klinsmann released the final 23 man US Men’s National Team roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario, the largest international men’s soccer tournament held on US soil since the 1994 World Cup. The roster features 15 players who featured for the US in the 2014 World Cup, and 18 […]

Jurgen Klinsmann Names 23 Man Roster for Copa America Centenario

Jurgen Klinsmann Names 23 Man Roster for Copa America Centenario

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Jurgen Klinsmann named his final 23 man roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario. Klinsmann has had very little to no hands-on time with his 40 man grouping in the past three weeks, leaving many to speculate on the method he and his staff would employ to make final choices. Like […]

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