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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 […]

High Drama As CONCACAF Heads To Labor Day Qualifying Break

High Drama As CONCACAF Heads To Labor Day Qualifying Break

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon             Labor Day marks the unofficial final stand of summer for most the country, particularly up north, where school beckons on the other side and barbeque grills linger, hoping to keep the smells of a summer well spent in the air just a moment longer. For soccer […]

100 Reasons To Embrace and Enjoy Copa América Centenario

100 Reasons To Embrace and Enjoy Copa América Centenario

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The Copa América Centenario begins tonight in Santa Clara, California. The tournament, which will last just over three weeks, is the largest men’s international soccer tournament held on American soil since the 1994 World Cup.   This special event, held in the United States as opposed to its traditional location in […]

Op-Ed: Time for the US to Move On From Jurgen Klinsmann as Manager

Op-Ed: Time for the US to Move On From Jurgen Klinsmann as Manager

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon There’s infinite melancholy in what happened to US Soccer Saturday, one of if not the most brutal day in the modern era of the US Soccer Federation. First, at a mostly vacant Rio Tinto, a less-talented but better-prepared Honduras side defeated the US 2-0 in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinal. That evening, […]

USA vs. Mexico: Writers Reflect on Rivalry Memories

USA vs. Mexico: Writers Reflect on Rivalry Memories

Tweet   Ahead of Saturday’s USA-Mexico CONCACAF Cup match at the Rose Bowl, TYAC asked a number of American soccer writers about their favorite USA-Mexico games and moments. The responses were as varied as they were wonderful, and we’re excited to share them, and some media from many of those matches, with our readers. Kartik Krishnaiyer, World Soccer […]

USA. Mexico. CONCACAF Cup. The TYAC Preview

USA. Mexico. CONCACAF Cup. The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Introduction by Neil W. Blackmon USA vs. Mexico week. That’s enough to get the heart pumping faster even for a friendly. Let’s state the obvious. Saturday night in the Rose Bowl (8 PM EST, Fox Sports 1) ain’t no friendly. You know the stakes. One game playoff. Winner […]

 For US Soccer, McBride's Goal vs. Mexico Changed Everything

For US Soccer, McBride’s Goal vs. Mexico Changed Everything

Tweet   TYAC Vault: Ahead of Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup,  an older piece by Neil W. Blackmon on the goal that changed everything for US Soccer. Nearly a decade before there was Landon Donovan, Ian Darke and “Goal, Goal USA!”, the United States Men’s National Team took the field at the Jeonju Castle in South Korea […]

US, Mexico Announce Preliminary Rosters For Confed Cup Playoff

US, Mexico Announce Preliminary Rosters For Confed Cup Playoff

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Ready or not, the US will play Mexico October 10 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  The winner of that match will advance to the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. Despite the fact that the match is over a month away, and there’s not really a precedent for needing preliminary […]

US Can Build On Peru Momentum Moving Forward

US Can Build On Peru Momentum Moving Forward

Tweet John D. Halloran Preview of US-Brazil will come shortly and the US has plenty to build on. In the first of two September friendlies ahead of next month’s all-important CONCACAF Cup, the United States men’s national team defeated Peru 2-1 in Washington D.C. on Friday night. After conceding a goal in the first half […]

Trinidad and Tobago Star Kenwyne Jones in Talks with Multiple MLS Clubs

Trinidad and Tobago Star Kenwyne Jones in Talks with Multiple MLS Clubs

Tweet Former Stoke, Sunderland, and Southampton striker Kenwyne Jones is in talks with two Major League Soccer clubs over a transfer to the United States, two sources close to the player confirmed to The Yanks Are Coming. Jones was the spark plug for Trinidad & Tobago’s double comeback against Mexico on Wednesday night to secure the top […]

Women's World Cup: Day 12 Group Stage Lessons and A Knock Out of An Elim Bracket

Women’s World Cup: Day 12 Group Stage Lessons and A Knock Out of An Elim Bracket

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The 2015 FIFA Womens’ World Cup group stages ended yesterday with a flourish, capping an excellent twelve days of soccer and setting up an intensely competitive knockout stage bracket full of intriguing matchups and potential matchups. The key takeaways from Day 12? A dominating performance from one of the pre-tournament favorites, […]

National Men's Soccer Team European Vacation: Postscript

National Men’s Soccer Team European Vacation: Postscript

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The Yanks headed to Europe all Rusty Griswold, all growing pains and acne and physical and mental changes and challenges to deal with but dreaming big. Friendlies against two of Europe and global football’s giants on their turf the perfect measuring stick before their own continental championship in July. Even with […]

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