Women's World Cup Day Three: Four Thoughts

Women’s World Cup Day Three: Four Thoughts

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Day three of the Women’s World Cup brought us the tournament’s best game thus far, two great performances from African sides generating two strong nominations for tournament darling, a challenge to the defending champions and the debut of the US Women’s National Team. Here are four thoughts on a four match […]

Becky Sauerbrunn: US Women's Reluctant Backbone Also Its Best NWSL Argument and Advertisement

Becky Sauerbrunn: US Women’s Reluctant Backbone Also Its Best NWSL Argument and Advertisement

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon “I don’t take any day I get to play soccer for granted.” — Becky Sauerbrunn When the United States take the field tonight against Australia to open World Cup group play (7:30 PM ET, FOX Sports 1), they’ll face an Australian side capable of scoring in a hurry behind pacy and […]

2015 Women's World Cup: Five Thoughts on Days One and Two, and Sadly, Hope Solo

2015 Women’s World Cup: Five Thoughts on Days One and Two, and Sadly, Hope Solo

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The 2015 Women’s World Cup kicked off in Canada Saturday night and fans received a thrilling opening game, won by the hosts 1-0 over China on a Christine Sinclair penalty in stoppage time. The penalty came following a foul by Rong Zhao on Adriana Leon. The goal by the longtime Canadian […]

US Face Holland Side Hardly Running Like Clockwork: The TYAC Preview

US Face Holland Side Hardly Running Like Clockwork: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Jurgen Klinsmann’s side heads into its summer schedule with two stern friendly tests over the next week: tomorrow’s match against Holland at the Amsterdam Arena (2:30 PM, ET, ESPN) and next Wednesday at Germany in Cologne. Both opponents have largely called in their best squads, with European qualifying on the horizon. […]

Blatter Quits, Leaving Hope And Leaving FIFA Reformers At Critical Juncture

Blatter Quits, Leaving Hope And Leaving FIFA Reformers At Critical Juncture

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon “One makes a lot of mistakes in life.” – Sepp Blatter, on Qatar 2022 This had to happen, sooner rather than later. People are dying in Qatar. Sepp Blatter quit his post as FIFA President Tuesday, ending- or marking the beginning of the end- of a seventeen year Machiavellian reign over […]

Whiney Limey: Putting a Wrap on Wembley and Relegation

Whiney Limey: Putting a Wrap on Wembley and Relegation

Tweet Editor’s Notes: Guy Bailey writes 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 who lived for a long while […]

Soccer And Money: Champions League Final Four Had Joint Revenues of 2 Billion

Soccer And Money: Champions League Final Four Had Joint Revenues of 2 Billion

Tweet Jon Levy Here at The Yanks Are Coming we’re as excited as anyone for this year’s UEFA Champions League Final. After all, you’ve got The Most Interesting Man In The World Andrea Pirlo in what’s looking like his European swan song, and he’s charged with calmly quieting and dissecting the new Machine Gun Barcelona. […]

Despite Legal Questions, FIFA Indictments A Turning Point For Soccer

Despite Legal Questions, FIFA Indictments A Turning Point For Soccer

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon writing from Brooklyn The news broke twelve minutes before midnight on the east coast and jolted many from the early stages of slumber, leaving many wondering if they had slipped into a dreamworld or alternate universe. First reported by four reporters at the New York Times, ten high-ranking soccer officials who […]

Another Relegation Would Be Devastating for Newcastle United

Another Relegation Would Be Devastating for Newcastle United

Tweet Newcastle United are one of the teams to beat Premier League champions Chelsea, who have suffered only three defeats in the league, this season. After Alan Pardew had managed a 2-1 victory over José Mourinho’s team, it looked like Newcastle were heading for a comfortable top-10 finish. Yet, the entire face of the team […]

Gold Cup Roster Roundtable: Keepers and Defenders

Gold Cup Roster Roundtable: Keepers and Defenders

Tweet TYAC STAFF Greetings, Yanks fans!  With the Gold Cup only a month and a half away, it is time for TYAC to take a detailed look at the roster. To do that, we’ve assembled four soccer writers who have seen an international or three and asked them to debate it out. We felt a debate and […]

Whiney Limey: Closing Time

Whiney Limey: Closing Time

Tweet Editor’s Note: Guy Bailey writes 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 who lived for a long while […]

Whiney Limey: On Chelsea's Title, and the Up and Down Fight

Whiney Limey: On Chelsea’s Title, and the Up and Down Fight

Tweet Guy Bailey Editor’s Note: Guy Bailey writes 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 who lived for a […]

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