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USA Vie For Third in Colombia Rematch: The TYAC Preview

USA Vie For Third in Colombia Rematch: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W Blackmon The US closes the Copa América the way it started it, with a match against Colombia, this time in Glendale, Arizona. The third-place match caps a tournament where we’ve seen the best of Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT, in wins over Costa Rica and an impressive quarterfinal victory over Ecuador. […]

US Copa Draw is Difficult, But Lowering Expectations Misses the Mark

US Copa Draw is Difficult, But Lowering Expectations Misses the Mark

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The draw for the 2016 Copa América Centenario was last night in New York City and when it ended, the host United States was drawn into a very difficult group with Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay. The tournament, which begins June 3rd, represents  a chance for the US Men’s National Team, coming off the […]

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

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 […]

Blatter Quits, Leaving Hope And Leaving FIFA Reformers At Critical Juncture

Blatter Quits, Leaving Hope And Leaving FIFA Reformers At Critical Juncture

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon “One makes a lot of mistakes in life.” – Sepp Blatter, on Qatar 2022 This had to happen, sooner rather than later. People are dying in Qatar. Sepp Blatter quit his post as FIFA President Tuesday, ending- or marking the beginning of the end- of a seventeen year Machiavellian reign over […]

International Breaks, FIFA, and the MLS Playoffs

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 […]

European Youth Academies In US: Changing the Development Landscape?

European Youth Academies In US: Changing the Development Landscape?

Tweet David Tenenbaum 15 years ago, the United States Soccer Federation designed a plan to get their country to the final of the World Cup. The USSF was so confident in this plan that they set a deadline of 2010 to reach the final. 2010 came and went, and Ghana had slammed the door on […]

Klinsmann Names USMNT 23 Man World Cup Roster: The TYAC Reaction

Klinsmann Names USMNT 23 Man World Cup Roster: The TYAC Reaction

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon First things first. Here is the 2014 US Men’s National Team named this afternoon by Jurgen Klinsmann  for the World Cup in Brazil.  Goalkeepers:  Tim Howard (Everton, England), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake, MLS) Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla, Mexico), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City, MLS), John […]

As New York Cosmos Return, So Does North America's Greatest Club Rivalry

As New York Cosmos Return, So Does North America’s Greatest Club Rivalry

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Before there was the Cascadia Cup, the Texas Derby, DC United and the New York Red Bulls and the SuperClasico; before Real Madrid and Barca were truly global, not just European, brands, yes, well before there was Major League Soccer, there was the New York Cosmos and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. […]

2011 Yanks Are Coming Best of US Soccer Awards: Part Two

2011 Yanks Are Coming Best of US Soccer Awards: Part Two

Tweet Part I of the 2nd Annual Yanks Are Coming Best of US Soccer Awards featured 2011’s US Soccer disappointments, frustrations, and best hairdo. The second portion of our awards focuses on the promise of youth, goalkeepers, and the goals scored in what was a thrilling year in American soccer. Again, a list of the […]

France 1, USMNT 0: Klinsmann Does His Best Bob Bradley, Except Not As Good- TYAC's FInal Word

France 1, USMNT 0: Klinsmann Does His Best Bob Bradley, Except Not As Good- TYAC’s FInal Word

Tweet By Garrett McInnis Prior to the France match, I had completely unrealistic expectations. The same can be said of my expectations for Jurgen Klinsmann’s first few months as manager of the National Team. I think it’s safe to say that most American soccer fans got a little too excited by Klinsy’s hire. Having said […]

WANTED: TWO-THREE NEW WRITERS

WANTED: TWO-THREE NEW WRITERS

Tweet In response to various direct messages, e-mails to the editors and twitter concerns- we are posting this here. The Yanks Are Coming is seeking two-three new writers for the site. If you are interested, please note the following areas we’re looking for content in and e-mail either Editor-In-Chief Neil W. Blackmon at nwblackmon@gmail.com or Associate […]

Bob Bradley: A Eulogy: In the End, Hard Work Not Enough To Overcome His Limitations

Bob Bradley: A Eulogy: In the End, Hard Work Not Enough To Overcome His Limitations

Tweet By Neil W. Blackmon “It’s disappointing to hear because I think he’s done a fine job. Always a diligent, hard worker.” —     Sir Alex Ferguson “There is no other sport like football. It is beautiful and it imitates life because it is a game of failure. Americans have baseball, and it is beautiful and […]

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