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US Opens Copa America Preparations With 3-1 Win Over Puerto Rico: TYAC Analysis

US Opens Copa America Preparations With 3-1 Win Over Puerto Rico: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The US Men’s National Team began its three game series of tune-up friendlies ahead of next month’s Copa America Centenario Sunday with a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico in Bayamón. The match marked the first meeting between the US Men’s National team and the its Caribbean territory. The US scored first through Tim […]

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 […]

Jurgen Klinsmann Names 23 Man Roster for Copa America Centenario

Jurgen Klinsmann Names 23 Man Roster for Copa America Centenario

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Jurgen Klinsmann named his final 23 man roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario. Klinsmann has had very little to no hands-on time with his 40 man grouping in the past three weeks, leaving many to speculate on the method he and his staff would employ to make final choices. Like […]

US Avenge Guatemala Loss in Ohio, Avert Qualifying Disaster

US Avenge Guatemala Loss in Ohio, Avert Qualifying Disaster

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States, facing an extremely difficult path to World Cup qualification with a loss, routed Guatemala 4-0 in Columbus Tuesday night. The win, which extended an eleven game American unbeaten streak in Columbus, helped the Yanks reclaim control of second place in their qualifying group, one point and now a staggering […]

In Practical Must Win, US Face Guatemala In Ohio: TYAC Preview

In Practical Must Win, US Face Guatemala In Ohio: TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Following the 2-0 U.S. loss to Los Chapines Friday night in Guatemala City, the Americans enter tonight’s match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio (7 PM ET, ESPN 2) sitting in third in their CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group with three matches to play. The U.S., it should also be noted, sit two […]

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 […]

US Back to World Cup Qualifying Grind in Guatemala: The TYAC Preview

US Back to World Cup Qualifying Grind in Guatemala: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy Better late to this party than never. The US play their third game of the 2016 World Cup qualifying schedule this evening on the road in Guatemala (10 PM ET, BEIN SPORTS). The Americans closed 2015 with a testy 0-0 draw in Port of Spain, a result many writers, including yours truly, […]

US Copa Draw is Difficult, But Lowering Expectations Misses the Mark

US Copa Draw is Difficult, But Lowering Expectations Misses the Mark

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The draw for the 2016 Copa América Centenario was last night in New York City and when it ended, the host United States was drawn into a very difficult group with Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay. The tournament, which begins June 3rd, represents  a chance for the US Men’s National Team, coming off the […]

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). […]

USA Kick off 2016 against Quality Iceland Side: The TYAC Preview

USA Kick off 2016 against Quality Iceland Side: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy USA vs. Iceland: Your TYAC Preview US Men’s National Team soccer is back, finally! More importantly for the Yanks, 2015 is gone; dead and buried with the hopes and expectations of fans and players alike. And if the new year doesn’t come with better results, well, we’re looking at missing out on the Olympics […]

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 Face Confident Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain: The TYAC Preview

USA Face Confident Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy Introduction by Neil W. Blackmon The US began World Cup qualifying on a high note Friday night in St. Louis with a convincing 6-1 win over Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The match wasn’t without tension, particularly after Oalex Anderson, a part-time fisherman who also plays in the […]

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