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Here Comes the Rain: One Writer's Reflections on Brazil 2014

Here Comes the Rain: One Writer’s Reflections on Brazil 2014

Tweet Editor’s Note: The Yanks Are Coming co-founders collectively saw each United  States group stage match at the World Cup. This is the first of two stories on one writer’s experiences in Brazil. Special thanks to Zack Goldman (@ThatDamnYank on Twitter) for editing. All photos (save one from the USA v. Ghana match) courtesy of The Yanks Are Coming. Neil […]

Belgium 2, USA 1: Bittersweet Farewell to A Good Team

Belgium 2, USA 1: Bittersweet Farewell to A Good Team

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon More writing to come in the next few days, including a piece on our personal experiences in Brazil: between the two of us, TYAC was in Natal, Manaus and Recife. Before that, however, and with the benefit of a day of reflection-dangerous in the social media/internet mass content production world […]

USA-Germany Preview: Can the US Pop the Luftballon?

USA-Germany Preview: Can the US Pop the Luftballon?

Tweet Andrew Villegas and Neil W. Blackmon 90 minutes for four years. That’s what the United States face Thursday afternoon in Recife.  If it sounds familiar, it should, with mild differences: 2002 - US can advance to knockout stages in Korea/Japan with a win against Poland. The Americans are routed 3-1 in Daejon, only to be bailed […]

USA. Ghana. The 2014 World Cup: The TYAC Preview

USA. Ghana. The 2014 World Cup: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy – Natal, Brazil Ladies and gentlemen, damas y caballeros, senhoras e senhores, welcome to the World Cup. Welcome to Brazil. Welcome to the long awaited dreaded Group of Death. The USA/Ghana match is finally here. This match is an opportunity for revenge and retribution against the team that eliminated the Yanks from the last […]

On Michael Wilbon's Sad Klinsmann Xenophobia

On Michael Wilbon’s Sad Klinsmann Xenophobia

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Thursday, Michael Wilbon told Jurgen Klinsmann to “Get out of America.” Then he told him to “Get the Hell out of America.” And then I became sad. Greg Howard at Deadspin took the high road, shrugging the remarks off as more of the same from the four letter network. I won’t. A once proud […]

A Proper Send-Off: Yanks vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville- Your TYAC Preview

A Proper Send-Off: Yanks vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville- Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Colin Udoh First things first. For the final Send-Off Series match, we’re thrilled to have Colin Udoh of ESPN, Talksport, Supersport and many other fine publications join us. Colin is an expert on most soccer, but particularly an expert when it comes to Nigeria’s Super Eagles. He’s traveled with Nigeria for all of their […]

32 Players To Watch In Brazil: #20 Jozy Altidore

32 Players To Watch In Brazil: #20 Jozy Altidore

Tweet Guy Bailey If the United States are to do any damage in the “Group of Death”, they’ll need a player who scored two goals in an entire season while playing forward to lead the line. Naturally, this makes Boca Raton, Florida product Josmer Altidore a player of import, and a player to watch, in the […]

Turkey Takeaways: Optimism in Attack, The Jones Debate, Defensive Questions

Turkey Takeaways: Optimism in Attack, The Jones Debate, Defensive Questions

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Zack Goldman The United States pulled a “deja vu all over again” in Yogi Berra’s backyard by beating Turkey 2-1 in a World Cup Send-Off Series match for the second straight cycle, this time at a sold-out Red Bull Arena. The result was positive. Turkey are a good, but not great […]

USA 2, Azerbaijan 0: Five Final Thoughts

USA 2, Azerbaijan 0: Five Final Thoughts

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States Men’s National Team opened the “Send-Off Series” for the 2014 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Azerbaijan Tuesday night in San Francisco. In scoring twice, the Americans did what only fellow “Group of Death” side Portugal managed to do in the last two years: score twice against […]

Klinsmann Names USMNT 23 Man World Cup Roster: The TYAC Reaction

Klinsmann Names USMNT 23 Man World Cup Roster: The TYAC Reaction

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon First things first. Here is the 2014 US Men’s National Team named this afternoon by Jurgen Klinsmann  for the World Cup in Brazil.  Goalkeepers:  Tim Howard (Everton, England), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake, MLS) Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla, Mexico), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City, MLS), John […]

Klinsmann Names 30 Man US Roster for Brazil: Quick Reaction

Klinsmann Names 30 Man US Roster for Brazil: Quick Reaction

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Jurgen Klinsmann released his 30 man preliminary roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this afternoon. “Short Corners” style reaction after the roster. Here’s the your team: Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (Everton FC, England), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake, MLS) Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla, Mexico), John Brooks (Hertha […]

USMNT 30 Man Roster Roundtable

USMNT 30 Man Roster Roundtable

Tweet Daniel Seco We’ve had consistent roster breakdowns, usually by position, throughout this World Cup cycle but tomorrow’s the first “big day”, as Jurgen Klinsmann names his 30 man preliminary World Cup roster. The thirty players selected will meet in Palo Alto, California for a pre-World Cup camp that will culminate in a “Send Off […]

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