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Op-Ed: Time To Fire Klinsmann? That Came and Went in October 2015

Op-Ed: Time To Fire Klinsmann? That Came and Went in October 2015

Tweet Jon Levy Premise: After two bad losses of different types the US must fire manager and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann, who’s been outcoached, and at this point, exposed, in his national team tenure. My Take: Don’t fire Jurgen Klinsmann. Rationale: This will not be a defense of Jurgen Klinsmann. If you’re looking for that, […]

US Look to Rebound and Make Their Own HIstory Against Costa Rica in San Jose: TYAC Preview

US Look to Rebound and Make Their Own HIstory Against Costa Rica in San Jose: TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy              The United States Men’s National Team continues World Cup qualifying Tuesday night with the final “Hex” match of 2016, against Costa Rica at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose (9 PM ET, BEIN SPORT).  The match sets up as a critical one for the United States following […]

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 […]

What to Take Away From The October Friendlies

What to Take Away From The October Friendlies

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States played New Zealand to a 1-1 draw last night in Washington, DC. Julian Green scored for the United States in the 27th minute, with Monty Patterson grabbing New Zealand’s equalizer in the 73rd minute of play. A paltry crowd of 9,012 paid to see it. In truth, the […]

USMNT Conclude Hex Prep Against New Zealand: The TYAC Preview

USMNT Conclude Hex Prep Against New Zealand: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon A massive hurricane blasted Haiti, Cuba, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina last week, leaving death, destruction and millions of dollars of damage in its wake. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families who look to piece together their lives and rebuild. If you want to […]

Bob Bradley's Hire at Swansea A Historic Moment Well-Earned

Bob Bradley’s Hire at Swansea A Historic Moment Well-Earned

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Former US Men’s National team manager Bob Bradley agreed to terms to become the 47th manager of Swansea City Association Football Club Monday morning, replacing Italian Francesco Guidolin, according to a report from Grant Wahl at Sports Illustrated. The move makes Bradley the first American manager in the history of the English […]

After Advancing, US Ready for Toughest Hexagonal To Date

After Advancing, US Ready for Toughest Hexagonal To Date

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States routed Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 Tuesday night at Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The result helped the United States advance to CONCACAF’s final six team qualifying round, colloquially known as “The Hex”, for the sixth consecutive time. CONCACAF moved to the format in 1998, when the World Cup […]

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 […]

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