Heading Into Panama Match, Plenty Of Questions For the United States

Tweet John D. Halloran In a performance that can’t be characterized as anything other than poor, the United States men’s national team limped to a 1-0 win over Haiti on Friday night in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The win, shockingly enough, also won Group A for the U.S.—with a game to spare—despite two relatively poor performances thus…

USA vs Panama: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy The Group is Won, but can the US play better? The US enter tonight’s final Gold Cup group stage match against Panama (9:30 ET, Fox Sports 1) knowing they’ve won the group. That’s often an incentive to experiment– and you should expect that tonight. Still, there are larger…

USA vs. Haiti: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy The US began the 2015 Gold Cup with a grind-it-out win over an inspired Honduras, playing positive football in their first tournament setting fixture under manager Jorge Luis Pinto. The US were outpossessed for stretches of the match and looked less dangerous late. They were sloppy with the ball and at times…

Yanks Tuneup for Gold Cup against Guatemala: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon USA v. Guatemala: Your TYAC Preview How do you follow up exhilarating wins on European soil against global power Holland and World Cup Champion Germany? Challenge yourself against longtime rival (that part is true) and(Central American) power (in baseball) Guatemala, of course.  The US are world beaters now,…

Chile 3, US 2: Why, Klinsy, Why?

Tweet John D. Halloran Another match—another second-half collapse by the United States men’s national team. Another match—another set of confounding decisions by U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.  On Wednesday, the USMNT fell 3-2 to Chile in the first of two friendlies scheduled to conclude this year’s January camp. Despite holding a 2-1 lead at the…

Holiday Stanzas on Mix Diskerud

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Much more on TYAC this week. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.  So Mix Diskerud is back at it on Twitter again. This time, it was this “poem tweet.”  By Xolos impressed by Pushkins caressed Tjernen falsely second-guessed MLS-fans' ambitions stressed Qatarsis? – yet not at all depressed — Mix Diskerud (@MixDiskerud) December…

US Look To Close Memorable Year Strong In Dublin: TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Another lead squandered. That’s the resounding memory the United States will take with them after Friday’s 2-1 defeat to Colombia at Craven Cottage. Since defeating Nigeria in Jacksonville to end the “Send Off Series” in June, the US have done an excellent job of securing leads, having done…

USA vs. Honduras, Game 1, AD: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Well, here we are, after all the emotion- even if it still feels slightly bizarre or surreal- of Friday night. The first match of the post-Donovan era (when Donovan wasn’t an available player in the pool not chosen by his manager!) begins on a hopeful note, as young…

USA vs. Ecuador: TYAC Previews the Donovan Farewell

Tweet Jon Levy Welcome my friends, to the Landon Donovan testimonial match. A match in which we hope to celebrate the heights of US Soccer’s past through perhaps the team’s biggest ever star, while watching some new American stars in the making. That’s the storyline we’re supposed to be selling for this one right? I’m…

International Breaks, FIFA, and the MLS Playoffs

Tweet Andrew Marcinko Alright FIFA, who do we have to bribe to get some more conveniently scheduled international breaks around here? Ok, I’ll admit, I’m still a little sour about the Qatar thing. I’m teetering between ‘Anger’ and ‘Bargaining’ on the five stages of grief. I’m told ‘Depression’ is up next, which can only mean…

USMNT World Cup Cycle 2018: Czech One, Czech Two

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy Check one. Mic check. Check Two. Mic Check. Is this thing on? World Cup cycle time. Check one. The United States begins the long and winding road of another World Cup cycle- let’s call it “The Road to Russia, maybe”– this evening in beautiful Prague. I’ll give the…