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TYAC Analysis: Klinsmann Errors and Brave Mexico Combine to End US Dominance in Columbus

TYAC Analysis: Klinsmann Errors and Brave Mexico Combine to End US Dominance in Columbus

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Two months ago in Jacksonville, after a dominant 4-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago secured US passage to the final round “Hex”, Jurgen Klinsmann puffed his chest a bit in a press conference. He’d earned the right, truth be told. After a troubling 2015, the US had shown dramatic improvement in […]

USA Begin Final Round "Hex" Against Rival Mexico: The TYAC Preview

USA Begin Final Round “Hex” Against Rival Mexico: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon The United States opens play in CONCACAF’s final round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Friday night in Columbus, Ohio. The Americans will play rival Mexico at MAPFRE Stadium at 8 PM (FOX SPORTS 1). Over the past fifteen years, Columbus has established itself as the American home […]

Breaking Down the USMNT September Qualifying Roster

Breaking Down the USMNT September Qualifying Roster

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 26 players to represent the United States in two decisive World Cup qualifiers to be played over a five day period surrounding Labor Day weekend. As of writing, there has been one injury replacement as well, with New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan brought in […]

USMNT Roster Roundtable Part II: Who Deserves the Call?

USMNT Roster Roundtable Part II: Who Deserves the Call?

Tweet     Yesterday, our panel unveiled the goalkeepers and defenders they felt warranted selection for the upcoming US World Cup qualifying matches against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.  You can meet the panel members and read the discussion here. Today, we explore the midfielders and forwards. We also note the […]

After Defeat of Ecuador, US Fans Having Fun Again

After Defeat of Ecuador, US Fans Having Fun Again

Tweet Kyle Bonn FOR THE FIRST TIME UNDER JURGEN KLINSMANN, US FANS ARE GENUINELY HAVING FUN Winning cures all ailments, but one specific scourge has blighted USMNT viewers since the beginning of the Jurgen Klinsmann reign. It’s an ugly disease, one that saps fans of their dignity, one that strips them of their humanity in a cruel […]

USA vs. Ecuador: A Manageable Quarterfinal in Seattle: The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Ecuador: A Manageable Quarterfinal in Seattle: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy Following the opening match of the Copa América Centenario, a 2-0 American defeat to Colombia in Santa Clara, California, it was reasonable to ask questions about whether the Yanks would advance to the quarterfinals out of Group A. Winning the group seemed out of the question. Nine furious […]

Copa América 2016: USA vs. Paraguay: The TYAC Preview

Copa América 2016: USA vs. Paraguay: The TYAC Preview

Tweet   Jon Levy and Roberto Rojas Following a lopsided victory over rival Costa Rica, the US enter Philadelphia needing only a draw to secure passage into the Copa América quarterfinals. Winning the group isn’t entirely out of the question for the Yanks either. A win by the United States coupled with a Colombia loss to […]

In Lopsided Win Over Costa Rica, Jurgen Klinsmann Gives His Team (And Himself) A Chance

In Lopsided Win Over Costa Rica, Jurgen Klinsmann Gives His Team (And Himself) A Chance

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States routed Costa Rica 4-0 in Chicago last night, saving its Copa América Centenario, and perhaps its manager’s job, in the process. The game was the second consecutive match for the Americans against a nation that reached the World Cup Quarterfinals in 2014, and while the Ticos were without goalkeeper […]

Facing Elimination, USA Meet Talented Costa Rica in Chicago: The TYAC Preview

Facing Elimination, USA Meet Talented Costa Rica in Chicago: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States camp remains defiant following Friday night’s 2-0 defeat to Colombia to open the Copa América Centenario. They feel they deserved better, playing well only to be victimized by a tough penalty call and a set piece failure. “We were absolutely OK with the team performance,’ Jurgen Klinsmann said following […]

Copa America Centenario: USA vs. Colombia: The TYAC Preview, Part One

Copa America Centenario: USA vs. Colombia: The TYAC Preview, Part One

Tweet Long Preview to Begin the Copa, so we broke it into two parts.  Neil W. Blackmon, Jon Levy and Gabriel Luis Manga The United States begin their quest to defend home soil in the largest men’s international soccer tournament held on American soil since 1994 Friday night against Colombia at Levi’s Stadium in Santa […]

Four Reasons To Like The U.S. Chances at the Copa América

Four Reasons To Like The U.S. Chances at the Copa América

Tweet Andrew Diaz It’s no secret that the U.S. have been drawn into the toughest group of the Copa America Centenario, with the Yanks set to kick off the tournament this Friday against Colombia, who at the moment are ranked 4th in the world. As was the case in 2014, multiple news outlets have written […]

Copa America Centenario: US Roster Analysis

Copa America Centenario: US Roster Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Saturday, Jurgen Klinsmann released the final 23 man US Men’s National Team roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario, the largest international men’s soccer tournament held on US soil since the 1994 World Cup. The roster features 15 players who featured for the US in the 2014 World Cup, and 18 […]

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