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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 […]

USA Vie For Third in Colombia Rematch: The TYAC Preview

USA Vie For Third in Colombia Rematch: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W Blackmon The US closes the Copa América the way it started it, with a match against Colombia, this time in Glendale, Arizona. The third-place match caps a tournament where we’ve seen the best of Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT, in wins over Costa Rica and an impressive quarterfinal victory over Ecuador. […]

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 […]

Guatemalan Gut Check: With World Cup Qualification In Peril, Thoughts on How Americans Got Here

Guatemalan Gut Check: With World Cup Qualification In Peril, Thoughts on How Americans Got Here

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The U.S. lost 2-0 at the Estadio Nacional in Guatemala City Friday night, the first loss by an American senior side to Los Chapines since 1988. The defeat ended resoundingly a U.S. federation best 21 game unbeaten streak over an opponent, and delivered the men’s national program Jurgen Klinsmann directs another blow in what has […]

Oh, Canada!! US Face Friendly and Familiar Foe to Close Camp Cupcake

Oh, Canada!! US Face Friendly and Familiar Foe to Close Camp Cupcake

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy Coming off a fun if not largely meaningless 3-2 win over Iceland in the first of the post-January camp friendlies Sunday, the USMNT will look to put a bow on the opening camp of 2016 with a win over Canada tonight at the Stubhub Center (10:15 ET, FS1). […]

In Port of Spain, Disjointed US Grind Out A Point: Final Thoughts

In Port of Spain, Disjointed US Grind Out A Point: Final Thoughts

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon PORT OF SPAIN- The US Men’s National Team managed to grind out a road qualifying point last night at a sold-out, jubilant Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. There’s value and accomplishment in World Cup qualifying road points, especially in the din, tenebrous haunts of CONCACAF. Further, […]

USA. Mexico. CONCACAF Cup. The TYAC Preview

USA. Mexico. CONCACAF Cup. The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Introduction by Neil W. Blackmon USA vs. Mexico week. That’s enough to get the heart pumping faster even for a friendly. Let’s state the obvious. Saturday night in the Rose Bowl (8 PM EST, Fox Sports 1) ain’t no friendly. You know the stakes. One game playoff. Winner […]

US, Mexico Announce Preliminary Rosters For Confed Cup Playoff

US, Mexico Announce Preliminary Rosters For Confed Cup Playoff

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Ready or not, the US will play Mexico October 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  The winner of that match will advance to the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. Despite the fact that the match is over a month away, and there’s not really a precedent for needing preliminary […]

Five Star Tune-Up: Your TYAC USA vs. Brazil Preview

Five Star Tune-Up: Your TYAC USA vs. Brazil Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy Friday night’s comeback victory over Peru in Washington D.C. was good medicine for  the United States ahead of next month’s to the victor go the spoils Confederations Cup Playoff, recently dubbed the CONCACAF Cup, even if it was medicine that didn’t necessarily cure any of the American ailments. […]

US Can Build On Peru Momentum Moving Forward

US Can Build On Peru Momentum Moving Forward

Tweet John D. Halloran Preview of US-Brazil will come shortly and the US has plenty to build on. In the first of two September friendlies ahead of next month’s all-important CONCACAF Cup, the United States men’s national team defeated Peru 2-1 in Washington D.C. on Friday night. After conceding a goal in the first half […]

USA vs. Peru: The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Peru: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy USA v. Peru: Your TYAC Preview How did we get here? It’s a valid question, especially if we use the national team’s pride-inducing performance at the 2014 World Cup as our backdrop. No, it was never a slam dunk that the USMNT would win this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, so the fact […]

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