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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 […]

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 […]

Grinding In Glasgow: US and Scotland Play Forgettable Draw, Plus "Player Ratings"

Grinding In Glasgow: US and Scotland Play Forgettable Draw, Plus “Player Ratings”

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon History will report that on November 15, 2013, the United States and Scotland played a friendly match in Glasgow, Scotland and the match ended in a scoreless draw. That history will report such things is only because history is required to report them. The match was as tedious to observe, perhaps […]

The Yanks Are Coming's 23 For 2014: November Edition

The Yanks Are Coming’s 23 For 2014: November Edition

Tweet Daniel Seco With qualifying over, the debate about “Who’s in” and “Who’s Out” for Jurgen Klinsmann’s final 23 man roster in Brazil next summer gets more serious. Here at The Yanks Are Coming, we move on from our “depth chart” pieces to actual lists, voted on by all of our contributing writers.  Consider this […]

US 3, Panama 2: The Return of TYAC Player Ratings

US 3, Panama 2: The Return of TYAC Player Ratings

Tweet Jon Levy Wow. Just wow. Tuesday night was utter chaos. Absolute CONCACAF pandemonium. Of course we saved Mexico’s skin; on a night like that it really couldn’t happen any other way. Now is our time for reflection. Time to bask in the afterglow of two stoppage time goals to win a CONCACAF road game. […]

On Glorious Night For CONCACAF, US Deliver A Champions Performance

On Glorious Night For CONCACAF, US Deliver A Champions Performance

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon “Everybody, all these cynics, talking about this United States team laying down – they don’t know how to. It’s not in their DNA.” — Ray Hudson It would have been so easy to just play out the string and go home. Down 2-1 and with stoppage time already posted on the […]

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