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Here Comes the Rain: One Writer's Reflections on Brazil 2014

Here Comes the Rain: One Writer’s Reflections on Brazil 2014

Tweet Editor’s Note: The Yanks Are Coming co-founders collectively saw each United  States group stage match at the World Cup. This is the first of two stories on one writer’s experiences in Brazil. Special thanks to Zack Goldman (@ThatDamnYank on Twitter) for editing. All photos (save one from the USA v. Ghana match) courtesy of The Yanks Are Coming. Neil […]

Monsters at the Maracanã: Thoughts on Argentina vs. Germany

Monsters at the Maracanã: Thoughts on Argentina vs. Germany

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon As much as fans lamented the dull World Cup semifinal between forever bridesmaids Holland and Argentina, the more fair question is what, exactly, would have made that game scintillating after Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of host Brazil in Belo Horizonte? Indeed, Holland-Argentina, while certainly a dull match, was doomed from the start: […]

TYAC World Cup Predictions (Belated)

TYAC World Cup Predictions (Belated)

Tweet Garrett McInnis with the TYAC Writers With the start of the World Cup past us, we wanted to throw out a few predictions for this year’s champion. Editors Note:  These predictions were requested and submitted prior to the tournament kickoff Thursday. Due to travel time to Brazil, we simply couldn’t post on time. Have […]

Joga Bonito E Feio: Racism and the Battle For Soccer's Soul: One Writer's Journey

Joga Bonito E Feio: Racism and the Battle For Soccer’s Soul: One Writer’s Journey

Tweet Joga Bonito E Feio: Racism and the Battle for Soccer’s Soul: One Writer’s Journey In April 2006, FIFA announced the beginning of its “Say No to Racism” campaign, designed, according to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, to use the unifying power of football to combat discrimination of all kinds, and “eradicate the blight of racism […]

Unblemished: US Women Handle Brazil in Orlando to Cap Unbeaten 2013

Unblemished: US Women Handle Brazil in Orlando to Cap Unbeaten 2013

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon ORLANDO, FL– As high as the standard of excellence is for the US Women’s National Team, undefeated years don’t come along that often. The last year the American women completed without defeat was 2006. Until Sunday. Less than two weeks after winning a vote to get a soccer-specific stadium in Orlando, […]

2012 Men's Olympic Tournament: Five Teams to Watch, and Why It Matters

2012 Men’s Olympic Tournament: Five Teams to Watch, and Why It Matters

Tweet Jon Levy As you probably could have guessed if you didn’t read our post on the subject, we here at TYAC were none too pleased with the US men’s team’s failure to qualify for the Olympics. It was an inexcusable failure, a lost opportunity for growth, and a giant let down for fans who […]

The Thin Grey Line: Loss To Brazil Shows The U.S. Still Have Some Wilderness to Navigate

The Thin Grey Line: Loss To Brazil Shows The U.S. Still Have Some Wilderness to Navigate

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon A bit behind the flurry of post-match analysis, but perhaps that’s okay for a more analytic look at the United States’ 4-1 loss to Brazil at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland Wednesday night. The most certain (though maybe not the largest?) takeaway from the match? Brazil is still really good, even […]

Youthful Brazil Poses Stern Test For Evolving US Offense: Your TYAC Preview

Youthful Brazil Poses Stern Test For Evolving US Offense: Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Fresh off the most dominant performance of the Klinsmann era, and perhaps the most dominant display by a U.S. MNT midfield in a decade Saturday against Scotland in Jacksonville, the United States plays game two of what Jurgen Klinsmann last week called a “five game tournament” tonight against a youthful, experimental […]

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup: What US Women Did In Dresden, In A Word: Unforgettable

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup: What US Women Did In Dresden, In A Word: Unforgettable

Tweet By Neil W. Blackmon Let’s just get the disclaimer right out of the way, shall we? What follows won’t do today justice. I would hope that’s obvious. Some moments in life are too sensory, too “I wish I could have been there or seen that” for the written word. In the age of youtube […]

Puck's Friday Happy Hour: The USWNT Quarterfinals Edition: Watch, or Don't Tread with US Soccer Anymore

Puck’s Friday Happy Hour: The USWNT Quarterfinals Edition: Watch, or Don’t Tread with US Soccer Anymore

Tweet By Puck Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back into the Happy Hour. It’s been two weeks since the traumatic Gold Cup Final, and I have finally begun to come to terms with what took place. Yes, it was not the result we wanted, but it is certainly not the end of the USMNT as we […]

 Les Bleus Turnaround May Be Nigh, Giuseppe Rossi's Azzurri, and Other International Date Musings

Les Bleus Turnaround May Be Nigh, Giuseppe Rossi’s Azzurri, and Other International Date Musings

Tweet By Neil W. Blackmon Today would have been a USMNT match day but as I noted yesterday, the Federation made the safe and correct call in cancelling the Yanks’ fixture against Egypt in Cairo. There were plenty of FIFA internationals on the menu however, and at least a few storylines worth visiting on this […]

USA vs. Brazil Preview

Tweet EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ– Does this week’s spat of international friendlies represent an incredibly awkwardly timed set of fixtures being shoehorned into a tiny window and conflicting with many league schedules while needlessly interrupting the lead up to the Western European club season? Yes. Should we shut up about it and enjoy the matches themselves […]

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