For US Soccer, McBride's Goal vs. Mexico Changed Everything

For US Soccer, McBride’s Goal vs. Mexico Changed Everything

Tweet   TYAC Vault: Ahead of Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup,  an older piece by Neil W. Blackmon on the goal that changed everything for US Soccer. Nearly a decade before there was Landon Donovan, Ian Darke and “Goal, Goal USA!”, the United States Men’s National Team took the field at the Jeonju Castle in South Korea […]

It's Time For MLS To Roll Out A Group Playoff Format

It’s Time For MLS To Roll Out A Group Playoff Format

Tweet Jay Bell Major League Soccer is in the home stretch of the regular season.  Teams have 3-5 games left before the final playoff seeding is determined.  You would hope the league would be better at managing that disparity by now, but that’s an issue for another day. With a month remaining in the regular season, almost every […]

Whiney Limey: Turn Again, Yedlin

Whiney Limey: Turn Again, Yedlin

Tweet Editor’s Note: Once again, we’re thrilled that Guy Bailey will write columns for The Yanks Are Coming throughout the Barclay’s Premier League season. In those columns, he’ll discuss  the happenings overseas in the world’s most popular sports league, as well as The Championship, where many Americans ply their trade. Guy offers a unique perspective on the league as a Brit […]

As Olympic Qualifying Opens, US Look to Avoid History Repeating Against Canada

As Olympic Qualifying Opens, US Look to Avoid History Repeating Against Canada

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The CONCACAF under-23 championship begins in Kansas City tonight, with the US kicking off their own quest to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in their first group stage game, against Canada, the same side that derailed them in the group stage en route to not qualifying for the 2012 London Olympic […]

US, Mexico Announce Preliminary Rosters For Confed Cup Playoff

US, Mexico Announce Preliminary Rosters For Confed Cup Playoff

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Ready or not, the US will play Mexico October 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  The winner of that match will advance to the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. Despite the fact that the match is over a month away, and there’s not really a precedent for needing preliminary […]

Five Star Tune-Up: Your TYAC USA vs. Brazil Preview

Five Star Tune-Up: Your TYAC USA vs. Brazil Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy Friday night’s comeback victory over Peru in Washington D.C. was good medicine for  the United States ahead of next month’s to the victor go the spoils Confederations Cup Playoff, recently dubbed the CONCACAF Cup, even if it was medicine that didn’t necessarily cure any of the American ailments. […]

US Can Build On Peru Momentum Moving Forward

US Can Build On Peru Momentum Moving Forward

Tweet John D. Halloran Preview of US-Brazil will come shortly and the US has plenty to build on. In the first of two September friendlies ahead of next month’s all-important CONCACAF Cup, the United States men’s national team defeated Peru 2-1 in Washington D.C. on Friday night. After conceding a goal in the first half […]

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 […]

After Finishing 4th: Klinsmann Must Find Best 11 For USMNT, And Fast

After Finishing 4th: Klinsmann Must Find Best 11 For USMNT, And Fast

Tweet Kyle Bonn The dust has settled on the United States loss to Jamaica in the semifinals of the 2015 Gold Cup, and while opinions differ wildly on the future of Jurgen Klinsmann as the long-term answer to the federation’s leadership questions, there is one thing that remains indisputable. The United States still does not know […]

Third Place is the Second Loser: The TYAC USA vs. Panama Preview

Third Place is the Second Loser: The TYAC USA vs. Panama Preview

Tweet Andrew Marcinko, Andrew Villegas and Neil W. Blackmon The United States tumbled out of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Wednesday night in Atlanta, losing 2-1 to an upstart Jamaica side that had been playing together for nearly two months dating back to a late May camp to help prepare the side for the Copa América. […]

Anatomy of an Upset: Three Thoughts on Jamaica's Win in Atlanta

Anatomy of an Upset: Three Thoughts on Jamaica’s Win in Atlanta

Tweet John D. Halloran The United States men’s national team lost to Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinals 2-1 on Wednesday night in Atlanta, eliminating the squad’s hopes of bringing home back-to-back titles in the tournament. Jamaica got off to an early lead in the contest, capitalizing on two set piece opportunities in the first half scored […]

Evaluating Klinsmann the Manager, and Making Sense of the US Loss to Jamaica

Evaluating Klinsmann the Manager, and Making Sense of the US Loss to Jamaica

Tweet Kyle Bonn ATLANTA — The United States lost to Jamaica 2-1 on Wednesday night, crashing out of the 2015 Gold Cup in the semifinals. Everyone has thoughts about it. Everyone. Immediately following the match, Twitter was a primordial soup of hot takes hitting every point of the visible spectrum. Some people wanted Jurgen Klinsmann […]

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