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Op-Ed: Time To Fire Klinsmann? That Came and Went in October 2015

Op-Ed: Time To Fire Klinsmann? That Came and Went in October 2015

Tweet Jon Levy Premise: After two bad losses of different types the US must fire manager and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann, who’s been outcoached, and at this point, exposed, in his national team tenure. My Take: Don’t fire Jurgen Klinsmann. Rationale: This will not be a defense of Jurgen Klinsmann. If you’re looking for that, […]

In the Stands in Columbus, Our Better Angels Prevailed

In the Stands in Columbus, Our Better Angels Prevailed

Tweet By Aaron Anton, special to The Yanks Are Coming Move along, nothing to see here… No, I’m not talking about the USMNT’s performance against Mexico (even though we can add this game to the heap of forgettable appearances over the past couple of years). Rather, I’m talking about the much-ballyhooed buildup of American-Mexican conflict […]

TYAC Analysis: Klinsmann Errors and Brave Mexico Combine to End US Dominance in Columbus

TYAC Analysis: Klinsmann Errors and Brave Mexico Combine to End US Dominance in Columbus

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Two months ago in Jacksonville, after a dominant 4-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago secured US passage to the final round “Hex”, Jurgen Klinsmann puffed his chest a bit in a press conference. He’d earned the right, truth be told. After a troubling 2015, the US had shown dramatic improvement in […]

USA Begin Final Round "Hex" Against Rival Mexico: The TYAC Preview

USA Begin Final Round “Hex” Against Rival Mexico: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon The United States opens play in CONCACAF’s final round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Friday night in Columbus, Ohio. The Americans will play rival Mexico at MAPFRE Stadium at 8 PM (FOX SPORTS 1). Over the past fifteen years, Columbus has established itself as the American home […]

What to Take Away From The October Friendlies

What to Take Away From The October Friendlies

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States played New Zealand to a 1-1 draw last night in Washington, DC. Julian Green scored for the United States in the 27th minute, with Monty Patterson grabbing New Zealand’s equalizer in the 73rd minute of play. A paltry crowd of 9,012 paid to see it. In truth, the […]

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 […]

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