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

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 […]

European Youth Academies In US: Changing the Development Landscape?

European Youth Academies In US: Changing the Development Landscape?

Tweet David Tenenbaum 15 years ago, the United States Soccer Federation designed a plan to get their country to the final of the World Cup. The USSF was so confident in this plan that they set a deadline of 2010 to reach the final. 2010 came and went, and Ghana had slammed the door on […]

Strange Bedfellows, Part II: The Barclay's Premier League and SEC Football

Strange Bedfellows, Part II: The Barclay’s Premier League and SEC Football

Tweet   Neil W. Blackmon  With the debut of the SEC Network last week and the recent rash of comparisons between fan passion in soccer and college football’s preeminent conference, we at TYAC decided to do a two-part series on the way the SEC, MLS and the Barclay’s Premier League make strange bedfellows. Part I focused on […]

73 Days From USA and Ghana: Thoughts of the Day

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

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

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 […]

It's A Trap(p)!! At U-20 World Cup, US Face Another Decisive Date With Ghana

It’s A Trap(p)!! At U-20 World Cup, US Face Another Decisive Date With Ghana

Tweet Jon Levy I couple weeks ago I sent a text message to TYAC cofounder Neil W. Blackmon that was filled with equal parts logical analysis and fanboy hope. Contained in the text was my premonition that the American Under-20 team heading to the U-20 World Cup in Turkey would somehow successfully navigate the group […]

Puck's Saturday In America: Klinsy Loses On Home Soil Three Years Before Bob Did Edition

Puck’s Saturday In America: Klinsy Loses On Home Soil Three Years Before Bob Did Edition

Tweet By Puck Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back into the Happy Hour. I know you are all extremely angry about the US loss last night. Or maybe you aren’t angry at all that Jurgen managed to lose on home soil to a CONCACAF foe in his second match—a feat that it took Bob three years […]

Who’s Ready for the Kaka 2nd Minute Red Card?

Who’s Ready for the Kaka 2nd Minute Red Card?

Tweet To be closely followed by the Landon Donovan penalty kick goal and roughly ninety minutes of Alamo-level defending? Why not. PES 2008 has the U.S. winning two-nil on an early goal by Altidore and a second half set piece goal off of Sacha Kljestan’s head. But in the simulation the game decided to start […]

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