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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 […]

Belgium 2, USA 1: Bittersweet Farewell to A Good Team

Belgium 2, USA 1: Bittersweet Farewell to A Good Team

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon More writing to come in the next few days, including a piece on our personal experiences in Brazil: between the two of us, TYAC was in Natal, Manaus and Recife. Before that, however, and with the benefit of a day of reflection-dangerous in the social media/internet mass content production world […]

USA-Germany Preview: Can the US Pop the Luftballon?

USA-Germany Preview: Can the US Pop the Luftballon?

Tweet Andrew Villegas and Neil W. Blackmon 90 minutes for four years. That’s what the United States face Thursday afternoon in Recife.  If it sounds familiar, it should, with mild differences: 2002 - US can advance to knockout stages in Korea/Japan with a win against Poland. The Americans are routed 3-1 in Daejon, only to be bailed […]

USA vs. Portugal: Wounded Animal in the Jungle- Your TYAC Preview

USA vs. Portugal: Wounded Animal in the Jungle- Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Manaus, Amazonas Garrett McInnis and Neil W. Blackmon Sunday marks an important day in the history of US Soccer.  There’s little doubt that this match is probably the most crucial in THIS year’s World Cup group stage.  Even before the Ghana win, it was understood that getting points from the Germany match would be […]

USA. Ghana. The 2014 World Cup: The TYAC Preview

USA. Ghana. The 2014 World Cup: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy – Natal, Brazil Ladies and gentlemen, damas y caballeros, senhoras e senhores, welcome to the World Cup. Welcome to Brazil. Welcome to the long awaited dreaded Group of Death. The USA/Ghana match is finally here. This match is an opportunity for revenge and retribution against the team that eliminated the Yanks from the last […]

TYAC's US vs. Turkey Preview: Turks a Tactical Challenge

TYAC’s US vs. Turkey Preview: Turks a Tactical Challenge

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon USA – Turkey: Your TYAC Preview Welcome to round two of the Send-Off Series, a round that should be a lot more telling than round one. Tuesday’s win over Azerbaijan was a good start, but it wasn’t exactly revelatory. The Yanks can score on set pieces, and Jurgen […]

USA vs. Azerbaijan: Tuesdays With Berti - Your TYAC Preview

USA vs. Azerbaijan: Tuesdays With Berti – Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy USA – Azerbaijan: Your TYAC Preview Welcome to the Send-off Series. And more than that, welcome to an incredibly strange, exciting, bittersweet, yet optimistic moment for US Soccer. Some of the aforementioned adjectives obviously stem from all-time USMNT great Landon Donovan’s exclusion from Jurgen Klinsmann’s World Cup squad, but let’s dispense with […]

Klinsmann Names USMNT 23 Man World Cup Roster: The TYAC Reaction

Klinsmann Names USMNT 23 Man World Cup Roster: The TYAC Reaction

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon First things first. Here is the 2014 US Men’s National Team named this afternoon by Jurgen Klinsmann  for the World Cup in Brazil.  Goalkeepers:  Tim Howard (Everton, England), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake, MLS) Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla, Mexico), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City, MLS), John […]

Klinsmann Names 30 Man US Roster for Brazil: Quick Reaction

Klinsmann Names 30 Man US Roster for Brazil: Quick Reaction

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Jurgen Klinsmann released his 30 man preliminary roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this afternoon. “Short Corners” style reaction after the roster. Here’s the your team: Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (Everton FC, England), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake, MLS) Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla, Mexico), John Brooks (Hertha […]

USMNT 30 Man Roster Roundtable

USMNT 30 Man Roster Roundtable

Tweet Daniel Seco We’ve had consistent roster breakdowns, usually by position, throughout this World Cup cycle but tomorrow’s the first “big day”, as Jurgen Klinsmann names his 30 man preliminary World Cup roster. The thirty players selected will meet in Palo Alto, California for a pre-World Cup camp that will culminate in a “Send Off […]

47 Days Until USA vs. Ghana: Thoughts on Ream, Boyd, Brooks, Chandler and US World Cup Openers

47 Days Until USA vs. Ghana: Thoughts on Ream, Boyd, Brooks, Chandler and US World Cup Openers

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon A whole lot to dive into today as we are now within two weeks of knowing which 30 American players Jurgen Klinsmann will take to the Stanford Send-Off Series camp. From those thirty, barring injury replacements, Klinsmann will select the 2014 United States World Cup team. Exciting, exciting stuff. Let’s get […]

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 […]

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