Gold Cup 2011: Asleep At the Wheel: Americans Hindered By Lack of Rest

Tweet By Andrew Villegas Americans playing in Europe have never had more luck, chances or playing time in Europe, perhaps, than they’ve had this past year. And they look it. They’re tired and USMNT supporters hold their breath that every run by Clint Dempsey and every clearance by Steve Cherundulo will finally fully empty the…

Gold Cup 2011: US Falls To Panama 2-1, and this was a player’s loss

Tweet What follows is the match recap I wrote last night for The Shin Guardian. The only changes are a few links I thought I would add, and one more disclaimer. Below where it reads “This loss isn’t on Bob Bradley”, after a spirited comment discussion at TSG, I’ll amend slightly. Yes, Bob Bradley’s tactics…

Gold Cup 2011: Take our Talents to Tampa: Your USA-Panama Preview

Tweet By Jon Levy It’s nice to return to the “pages” of TYAC after a morale boosting win, and that’s exactly what the Canada match was. The Yanks weren’t perfect, but they were definitely good. Bobbo’s boys got the result, and the taste of horror show against Spain out of everyone’s mouths. Those two effects…

Puck's Friday Happy Hour: Tampa Weekend Edition

Tweet By Puck Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back into the Happy Hour. Tuesday night was quite the performance from the USMNT. I am not quite sure exactly what Bob said to the boys in the locker room before the opening whistle, but it got the job done. After the absolute dismantling at the hands of…

Gold Cup 2011: Pardon Me For Being Too Forward, But Mexico’s Young Star May Be The Tournament’s Difference Maker

Tweet By Andrew Villegas The following is the fourth in a four part series comparing the 2011 Gold Cup rosters of the two “giants of CONCACAF.” Forwards The Yanks: Jozy Altidore (Villarreal/Bursapor), Juan Agudelo (NYRB), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) El Tri: Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (Manchester United), Giovanni Dos Santos (Tottenham Hotspur/Racing de Santander), Aldo…

Gold Cup 2011: USA vs. Mexico Roster Analysis: Midfield Engines Drive Both Sides

Tweet by Dru Boyer The following is the third in a four part series comparing the 2011 Gold Cup rosters of the two “giants of CONCACAF”. Midfielders The Yanks: Michael Bradley (Aston Villa), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (L.A. Galaxy), Jermaine Jones (Blackburn), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Freddy Adu…

GOLD CUP 2011: USA vs. Mexico Roster Analysis: Goalkeepin’ It Real

Tweet By Jon Levy The following is the first in a four part series comparing the 2011 Gold Cup rosters of the two “giants of CONCACAF.” Goalkeepers The Yanks: Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) El Tri: Guillermo Ochoa (Club America), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey) Edge: USA…

Bob Bradley: The Riverboat Gambler?? Thoughts on the Gold Cup Roster

Tweet By Neil W. Blackmon First thought on the US Gold Cup team? Bob Bradley…riverboat gambler? What happened to the guy who started Ricardo Clark in the biggest match he ever managed? Yesterday’s media conference call was easily the most fascinating of the long-tenured USMNT manager’s career, as he fielded all manner of questions in…