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Determining the Most Compelling (Non DP) Player in MLS

Determining the Most Compelling (Non DP) Player in MLS

Tweet Ned Joyce The MLS is now headed down the homestretch of its 19th season of existence. It has dealt with expansions, contractions, rough patches and great stretches. There has always been concern with bringing fans into the league, whether it’s bringing soccer into the other sports fans fold or converting an EPL / La Liga […]

Oh Captain, My Captain: Trouble Saying Goodbye To Carlos Bocanegra

Oh Captain, My Captain: Trouble Saying Goodbye To Carlos Bocanegra

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon I’ve no idea if there’s a moment in life where you begin to feel old. I’m not referencing a “Murtaugh List”  of things you can’t do at a certain age. That’s too easy and less about mortality than it is about humor. I’m talking about seachange. About the genuine end of childhood […]

Why Pep Guardiola Wouldn't Be Too Surprised By His Bad Night In Portland If He Was A TYAC Reader

Why Pep Guardiola Wouldn’t Be Too Surprised By His Bad Night In Portland If He Was A TYAC Reader

Tweet Jon Levy 1. We say it all the time, the MLS is a fast and physical league, that’s probably its biggest single strength right now. Y’know what fast and physical means sometimes? Collisions. In games, in practices, and even in All-Star Games. Collisions sometimes so violent that they cause national team teammates to go […]

World Cup Jersey Culture: The TYAC Guide

World Cup Jersey Culture: The TYAC Guide

Tweet Jon Levy I’m coming to the end of my first week back in the US after an amazing trip to Brazil for the World Cup, and normalcy is starting to set back in. But it’s not quite your everyday normalcy here in Washington DC. This city, along with the rest of the nation, is […]

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 […]

USA vs. Azerbaijan: Tuesdays With Berti - Your TYAC Preview

USA vs. Azerbaijan: Tuesdays With Berti – Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy USA – Azerbaijan: Your TYAC Preview Welcome to the Send-off Series. And more than that, welcome to an incredibly strange, exciting, bittersweet, yet optimistic moment for US Soccer. Some of the aforementioned adjectives obviously stem from all-time USMNT great Landon Donovan’s exclusion from Jurgen Klinsmann’s World Cup squad, but let’s dispense with […]

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 […]

69 Days Till Natal: Tuesday Thoughts

69 Days Till Natal: Tuesday Thoughts

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Greetings. We’re under 70 days until the US tries to exorcise two World Cups worth of demons against Ghana and get group play in Brazil off to a roaring start. If you’re anything like me, the sense of anticipation grows more palpable by the day. Here’s a few thoughts to jumpstart […]

US 2, South Korea 0: Solid 2014 Debut Icing on the Cupcake

US 2, South Korea 0: Solid 2014 Debut Icing on the Cupcake

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Out of deference to the Super Bowl, TYAC’s traditional “final thoughts and match musings” piece moves to Monday this week. After last night’s display by the team from Colorado, there is a thinking at least on this end that the deference was ill-deserved. What a travishammockery of a football game. The bad news […]

Michael Bradley, Toronto FC and American Angst

Michael Bradley, Toronto FC and American Angst

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Multiple sources have now confirmed that USMNT and Roma midfielder Michael Bradley will depart Serie A for perennial MLS als0-ran Toronto FC in a deal high on transfer fee (from both Roma’s and MLS’ perspective) but higher on fan reaction melodrama.  Bradley, fighting but failing to receive a great deal of […]

Fourth Annual Yanks Are Coming US Soccer Awards - Part One

Fourth Annual Yanks Are Coming US Soccer Awards – Part One

Tweet Happy New Year, readers!  For the last three years, we’ve concluded the year here at the TYAC home offices by handing out awards to the best (and yes, worst) of US Soccer for the calendar year that was. This year, we thought we’d bump the awards back to coincide with “Awards Season”, a fitting move given […]

US Soccer In 2013: One Thousand Words on A Banner Year

US Soccer In 2013: One Thousand Words on A Banner Year

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon What better way to spend your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday than by reviewing the year that was in US Soccer with your friends at The Yanks Are Coming? Okay, so there are probably other things on your agenda. But please accept our best wishes to you, our readers, […]

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