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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 […]

USMNT Through to Hexagonal With Rout of Trinidad and Tobago: TYAC Analysis

USMNT Through to Hexagonal With Rout of Trinidad and Tobago: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon JACKSONVILLE, FLA- The United States defeated Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday night 4-0 in front of 19,410 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. The win sealed a spot in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying final round Hexagonal for the United States, and allowed them to win Group C. The US open the HEX […]

US Edge Closer To Advancing In Methodical Rout: TYAC Analysis

US Edge Closer To Advancing In Methodical Rout: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States defeated St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6-0 Friday afternoon in Kingstown, St. Vincent in Fourth Round CONCACAF World Cup 2018 qualifying action. The win spoiled a national holiday in the tiny island nation and puts the Yanks on the edge of the final round HEX which will determine which […]

For US, Decisive Qualifiers Begin in Caribbean:  The TYAC Preview

For US, Decisive Qualifiers Begin in Caribbean: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy For the second consecutive cycle under manager Jurgen Klinsmann, the US enter the final weekend of the Fourth Round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying needing at least one win to secure passage to the final qualifying round, affectionately called “The Hex.”  Last cycle, the US actually fell behind […]

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 […]

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