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…

US Copa Draw is Difficult, But Lowering Expectations Misses the Mark

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The draw for the 2016 Copa América Centenario was last night in New York City and when it ended, the host United States was drawn into a very difficult group with Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay. The tournament, which begins June 3rd, represents  a chance for the US Men’s National Team, coming off the…

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…

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…

Who’s Next for the USMNT in Goal After Tim Howard and Brad Guzan?

Tweet Goalkeeper has long been a position of particular strength for the United States Men’s National Team. The World Cup in Brazil made Tim Howard a household name among even the most casual of fans. But lest we forget, before Howard there was Brad Friedel, and before him Kasey Keller. Howard is currently backed up…

73 Days From USA and Ghana: Thoughts of the Day

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon As good a time as any to begin what will be your author’s daily countdown diary to the United States and Ghana kicking off the Yanks 2014 World Cup campaign in Natal. As this is the beginning of this feature, all I can suggest is that each day I’ll address certain…

Fourth Annual Yanks Are Coming Awards- Part Two – The Big Ones

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon As promised, we deliver Part II of the Fourth Annual Yanks Are Coming Best (and Worst) of US Soccer Awards today. Today, we concentrate on excellence, announcing the winners of our four “big” awards that come with plaques and our award for the best young American soccer player of the year….

Fourth Annual Yanks Are Coming US Soccer Awards – Part One

Tweet Happy New Year, readers!  For the last three years, we’ve concluded the year here at the TYAC home offices by handing out awards to the best (and yes, worst) of US Soccer for the calendar year that was. This year, we thought we’d bump the awards back to coincide with “Awards Season”, a fitting move given…