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62 Days Until USA vs. Ghana: Tuesday Thoughts

62 Days Until USA vs. Ghana: Tuesday Thoughts

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Player #30 in our “32 Players to Watch at the 2014 FIFA World Cup” list coming tonight, but let’s get the lay of the land after an exciting week of soccer in the United States, which saw some compelling action in MLS and the opening of the North American Soccer League’s […]

70 Days Until USA vs. Ghana: Monday Musings

70 Days Until USA vs. Ghana: Monday Musings

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon A break for Final Four weekend and it ends up being a short and sad one for your author, whose Florida Gators fell to Connecticut 63-53 in the national semifinals. Still, an incredible season for my alma mater: 36 wins, a Final Four, a conference regular season and tournament championship, the […]

Whiney Limey: Happy New Year Edition, FA Cup Review, West Ham's Nightmarish Week

Whiney Limey: Happy New Year Edition, FA Cup Review, West Ham’s Nightmarish Week

Tweet Guy Bailey Editor’s Note: Guy Bailey will write columns for The Yanks Are Coming throughout the Barclay’s Premier League season where he discusses the happenings overseas in the world’s most popular sports league. Guy offers a unique perspective on the league as a Brit who lived for a long while in the United States before […]

Michael Bradley, Toronto FC and American Angst

Michael Bradley, Toronto FC and American Angst

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Multiple sources have now confirmed that USMNT and Roma midfielder Michael Bradley will depart Serie A for perennial MLS als0-ran Toronto FC in a deal high on transfer fee (from both Roma’s and MLS’ perspective) but higher on fan reaction melodrama.  Bradley, fighting but failing to receive a great deal of […]

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 […]

US Soccer In 2013: One Thousand Words on A Banner Year

US Soccer In 2013: One Thousand Words on A Banner Year

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon What better way to spend your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday than by reviewing the year that was in US Soccer with your friends at The Yanks Are Coming? Okay, so there are probably other things on your agenda. But please accept our best wishes to you, our readers, […]

US Roster Analysis: Klinsmann Treating November Friendlies as World Cup Tuneups They Are

US Roster Analysis: Klinsmann Treating November Friendlies as World Cup Tuneups They Are

Tweet Garrett McInnis Considering how inconsistent Jurgen Klinsmann’s roster choices were for the first year and a half of his time in charge of the national team, he’s become remarkably focused as the World Cup rapidly approaches.   The pool has shrunk drastically & the surprises have become fewer and fewer.  There was a time when […]

Whiney Limey: Guy Bailey on Weeks 2 & 3 of the BPL and the Transfer Deadline

Whiney Limey: Guy Bailey on Weeks 2 & 3 of the BPL and the Transfer Deadline

Tweet Guy Bailey Editor’s Note: Guy Bailey will write columns for The Yanks Are Coming throughout the Barclay’s Premier League season where he discusses the happenings overseas in the world’s most popular sports league. Guy offers a unique perspective on the league as a Brit who lived for a long while in the United States […]

With Gold Cup Championship, US Complete Statement Summer

With Gold Cup Championship, US Complete Statement Summer

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Late in May, Jon Levy wrote on this website that the daunting summer facing the Americans, which  could include up to twelve matches, would contain two acts. Both important,  Levy argued that success at the end would be measured by whether those acts changed the trajectory of this World Cup cycle from a […]

US-Mexico Gameday: Final Pre-Match Thoughts and Links

US-Mexico Gameday: Final Pre-Match Thoughts and Links

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon I love the smell of Mexico City in the morning. Smells of crisp spring air, flatas and baked breads, a touch or two of smog and today, of desperation. It’s a strange, brutally small-sample size world we live in as fans and journalists following the international game and so the narratives […]

USA-Costa Rica Preview, Part One: As Pressure Swirls, A Proposed Plan of Attack for Klinsmann (Again)

USA-Costa Rica Preview, Part One: As Pressure Swirls, A Proposed Plan of Attack for Klinsmann (Again)

Tweet Garrett McInnis and Neil W. Blackmon on the US Roster and What They’d Like to See Friday Night in Denver Well, so much for having that steady presence in the back four. As I mentioned earlier this week I was hoping to see a defense of Timmy Chandler, Geoff Cameron, Carlos Bocanegra and Fabian […]

State of the Union: US Midfield Still A Position of Strength, But Must Provide More

State of the Union: US Midfield Still A Position of Strength, But Must Provide More

Tweet   Neil W. Blackmon Editor’s Note: This is the second of a four-part series analyzing the “State of the US Soccer Union” as the Americans prepare for two critical CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying matches later this month. Today we look at the US midfield. Garrett McInnis breaks down the US defense in Part One. It wasn’t […]

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