Like a Jacaranda

Tweet Editor’s Note: In light of Landon Donovan playing his last match as a US international tomorrow, we asked our writers and other great soccer voices to share their favorite Landon moments with us. It seems fitting that one of the best soccer people we know wrote about the goal of Landon’s life. Friend of TYAC Zack…

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…

62 Days Until USA vs. Ghana: Tuesday Thoughts

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Player #30 in our “32 Players to Watch at the 2014 FIFA World Cup” list coming tonight, but let’s get the lay of the land after an exciting week of soccer in the United States, which saw some compelling action in MLS and the opening of the North American Soccer League’s…

USA vs. Mexico- Never A Friendly: Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy A (late) Wednesday night in the middle of the week after March Madness has morphed into the far less chaotic Final Four seems like the perfect time for a good old fashioned MLS All-Stars versus Liga MX All-Stars bloodbath. Throw in a side of what could be a debut for US Soccer’s…

USA vs. Mexico Roster: American Dream and Julian Green

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Jurgen Klinsmann’s European-based contingent had their final run-through before the 30 man send-off series roster is selected in just over a month, falling 2-0 to an inspired Ukraine in Cyprus. Now, it’s the American-based players turn, with Mexico waiting in the wings in Glendale next week. Julian Green of Bayern Munich,…

USA-Mexico Preview, Part One: Breaking Down the US Roster

Tweet Connor Walsh In the wake of Mexico’s gold medal winning performance in the Olympics, fans of the US Men’s National Team understandably began to worry. After all- the Mexican trophy collection this World Cup cycle is remarkable: U-17 World Champions, U-20 Third Place, Toulon Cup Champions, Pan Am Games Champions, Gold Cup Champions, Olympic…

Youthful Brazil Poses Stern Test For Evolving US Offense: Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Fresh off the most dominant performance of the Klinsmann era, and perhaps the most dominant display by a U.S. MNT midfield in a decade Saturday against Scotland in Jacksonville, the United States plays game two of what Jurgen Klinsmann last week called a “five game tournament” tonight against a youthful, experimental…