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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 […]

USMNT Roster Roundtable, Part I: Who Deserves the Call?

USMNT Roster Roundtable, Part I: Who Deserves the Call?

Tweet Jurgen Klinsmann will shortly name his 23 man roster for the two decisive Labor Day weekend qualifying matches. Who warrants the call? TYAC assembled a roundtable of American soccer writers to discuss just that. We’ll release the roundtable in two parts.  Today- goalkeepers and defenders. Because defense wins Hexagonals. Or something like that. First, 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. […]

Despite Pregame Chatter, US Played Scared Against Argentina

Despite Pregame Chatter, US Played Scared Against Argentina

Tweet Kyle Bonn The United States came into their Copa America semifinal against Argentina with a strong mindset, a belief they could complete a task many thought impossible. They spoke plenty in the lead-up to the match about how they weren’t afraid, they were ready, and they were going to play their game on their […]

USA vs. Argentina: The Copa Semifinals: Your TYAC Preview

USA vs. Argentina: The Copa Semifinals: Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon The United States met their pre-Copa América goal of reaching the semifinals last Thursday night when they defeated Ecuador in Seattle. Their reward? A trip to Houston to face the number one team in the world, Argentina, who feature the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. Tuesday […]

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 Two

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

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon, Jon Levy and Gabriel Luis Manga Part Two of a lengthy preview of the opening match of the 2016 Copa América Centenario. Read Part one here. What to Watch For From Colombia: There’s a compelling argument that outside Argentina, Los Cafeteros possess the most attacking talent in this competition, even without Falcao, who […]

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