US 2, South Korea 0: Solid 2014 Debut Icing on the Cupcake

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Out of deference to the Super Bowl, TYAC’s traditional “final thoughts and match musings” piece moves to Monday this week. After last night’s display by the team from Colorado, there is a thinking at least on this end that the deference was ill-deserved. What a travishammockery of a football game. The bad news…

USMNT Depth Chart Series: Fullbacks After the Gold Cup

Tweet Jon Levy TYAC USMNT Depth Chart Series: Full-backs Now that the Gold Cup is back in American hands and the Yanks are CONCACAF champs once again, the national team will focus on doing one thing, and one thing only, killin’ Nazis!  Er, rather, qualifying for the World Cup, preferably in dominant fashion. So with…

For the 2012 USMNT Performance, Klinsmann Deserves Great Praise

Tweet Sean McElroy As 2012 winds to a close, any review of the USMNT needs to begin with an examination of the manager, Jurgen Klinsmann. More “progress report” than definitive report card, the examination is necessary because Klinsmann finally managed meaningful matches, with reasonable results. In between those fixtures, Klinsmann managed a team that delivered…

For Veterans’ Day, Timmy Chandler Swears His Allegiance. We hope.

Tweet Connor Walsh Last week news broke that much maligned FC Nurnberg defender Timothy Chandler had accepted a call up from United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann for the United States’ friendly against Russia in Krasnodar.  What does this mean for Chandler’s place in the team moving forward?  The news has brought mixed reviews from fans, some…

Crunch Time In Columbus: US-Jamaica Redo Packed With Storylines

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon  “If we don’t win on Tuesday, it gets pretty scary.” – Jozy Altidore Jurgen Klinsmann says “we won’t lose” but Jozy Altidore captures the moment better. Tonight’s Jamaica-USA match, the second such encounter in five days, is the most critical USMNT qualifying match since 2001. Steve Davis at…

In Guatemala, Klinsmann-Led Yanks Face TrickyTest, With Chance To Prove A Point

Tweet Jon Levy The Yanks now sit at two wins, one loss, and one draw in Jurgen Klinsmann’s five match non-tournament. More importantly, the team’s shown gradual progress towards the manager’s ideal throughout this camp, as Klinsmann continues to figure out which players work at which positions within his preferred formation. Most important of all,…

Yanks Abroad: Dempsey Double Duty, Buddle Brace Headline Europa Action

Tweet by Dru Boyer The Yanks Abroad returned to Europa League play on Thursday with a vengeance … not a single Yanks’ squad lost a match. It was a pretty decent Thursday, in fact the Yanks were 7-2-0 in the matches (Dominic Cervi and Brad Friedel did not dress for Celtic and Tottenham, respectively.) The Player of the Week honor…

Gold Cup 2011: Asleep At the Wheel: Americans Hindered By Lack of Rest

Tweet By Andrew Villegas Americans playing in Europe have never had more luck, chances or playing time in Europe, perhaps, than they’ve had this past year. And they look it. They’re tired and USMNT supporters hold their breath that every run by Clint Dempsey and every clearance by Steve Cherundulo will finally fully empty the…

Spain 4, USA 0: Three Final Thoughts, and Player Ratings

Tweet By Neil W. Blackmon The bad news: the United States lost 4-0 on home soil today to the European and World Champions and for very little of the ninety minute match did the Yanks look even remotely like they belonged on the field with what was essentially a B-PLUS version of La Furia Roja….