Ten Weeks In, Time For MLS Power Rankings

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Ranking teams is fun and a great conversation piece, which is why fans enjoy preseason rankings, from college football to the NFL to the Premier League to our very own MLS. But the reality is there’s little use in power rankings early in the season, when sample sizes are too small…

MLS In The Time Of Expansion: Where Do We Go From Here?

Tweet Contributing writer Kartik Krishnaiyer breaks down potential MLS expansion cities and their likelihood of landing a top division franchise. SAN ANTONIO Flying somewhat under the radar while others try and make a splash and effectively play the media, San Antonio is a sure-fire bet for a successful club should MLS select the city. San…

TYAC Proud To Announce The Yanks Are Coming Soccer Show

Tweet TYAC Staff In a long overdue nod to a medium beyond the blank screen/printed page and social media, we at TYAC are pleased to announce that beginning Boxing Day and continuing weekly in 2017, TYAC will host a podcast.  Entitled “The Yanks Are Coming Soccer Show,” the show will feature coverage of both the US Men’s and Women’s National…

It’s Time For MLS To Roll Out A Group Playoff Format

Tweet Jay Bell Major League Soccer is in the home stretch of the regular season.  Teams have 3-5 games left before the final playoff seeding is determined.  You would hope the league would be better at managing that disparity by now, but that’s an issue for another day. With a month remaining in the regular season, almost every…

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…

Why Your Team Won’t Win the MLS Cup

Tweet If you’re a Major League Soccer fan, you certainly have a favorite squad or two. As we roll into the MLS Playoffs this week, you will probably read a few articles on your favorite sites assessing your teams chances of winning. You’re likely brimming with confidence, and starting to truly believe that this is your year. If you’re for…

Op-Ed: One Week Later, Don Garber Still Not Wrong

Tweet Jay Bell It has been a few days since Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber’s now infamous teleconference in response to US men’s national team manager Jürgen Klinsmann’s criticisms of top American players choosing to play in MLS.  The teleconference opened up a litany of issues and topics to scrutinize over in regards to…

Whiney Limey: Watch the Skies, and the Zombie Idea Returns

Tweet Guy Bailey  Editor’s Note: Guy Bailey writes columns for The Yanks Are Coming throughout the Barclay’s Premier League season. In those columns, he’ll discuss  the happenings overseas in the world’s most popular sports league, as well as The Championship, where many Americans ply their trade. Guy offers a unique perspective on the league as a Brit who lived for a…

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…

TYAC’s MLS 24 Under 24 Ballot

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Last year, in an effort spearheaded by The Shin Guardian, we, along with writers like Charles Boehm, released a MLS “24 Under 24” ballot ranking the 24 best players under 24 in Major League Soccer and explaining our rankings. We included commentary from a MLS assistant coach, as well as a MLS…