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US Look to Rebound and Make Their Own HIstory Against Costa Rica in San Jose: TYAC Preview

US Look to Rebound and Make Their Own HIstory Against Costa Rica in San Jose: TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy              The United States Men’s National Team continues World Cup qualifying Tuesday night with the final “Hex” match of 2016, against Costa Rica at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose (9 PM ET, BEIN SPORT).  The match sets up as a critical one for the United States following […]

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 […]

USMNT Through to Hexagonal With Rout of Trinidad and Tobago: TYAC Analysis

USMNT Through to Hexagonal With Rout of Trinidad and Tobago: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon JACKSONVILLE, FLA- The United States defeated Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday night 4-0 in front of 19,410 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. The win sealed a spot in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying final round Hexagonal for the United States, and allowed them to win Group C. The US open the HEX […]

US Edge Closer To Advancing In Methodical Rout: TYAC Analysis

US Edge Closer To Advancing In Methodical Rout: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States defeated St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6-0 Friday afternoon in Kingstown, St. Vincent in Fourth Round CONCACAF World Cup 2018 qualifying action. The win spoiled a national holiday in the tiny island nation and puts the Yanks on the edge of the final round HEX which will determine which […]

For US, Decisive Qualifiers Begin in Caribbean:  The TYAC Preview

For US, Decisive Qualifiers Begin in Caribbean: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy For the second consecutive cycle under manager Jurgen Klinsmann, the US enter the final weekend of the Fourth Round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying needing at least one win to secure passage to the final qualifying round, affectionately called “The Hex.”  Last cycle, the US actually fell behind […]

Breaking Down the USMNT September Qualifying Roster

Breaking Down the USMNT September Qualifying Roster

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 26 players to represent the United States in two decisive World Cup qualifiers to be played over a five day period surrounding Labor Day weekend. As of writing, there has been one injury replacement as well, with New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan brought in […]

USMNT Roster Roundtable Part II: Who Deserves the Call?

USMNT Roster Roundtable Part II: Who Deserves the Call?

Tweet     Yesterday, our panel unveiled the goalkeepers and defenders they felt warranted selection for the upcoming US World Cup qualifying matches against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.  You can meet the panel members and read the discussion here. Today, we explore the midfielders and forwards. We also note the […]

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 […]

USMNT 30 Man Roster Roundtable

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 […]

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