Home-Grown: Arena 2.0 Begins With Domestic Players Getting Chance

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Bruce Arena’s second stint as US Men’s National Team manager will officially open with a difficult friendly against Serbia in San Diego on January 29, 2017. It began for preparation purposes yesterday afternoon, when Arena named 32 players to his first camp (back) in charge. Players will report to the National Training…

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…

Op-Ed: Time To Fire Klinsmann? That Came and Went in October 2015

Tweet Jon Levy Premise: After two bad losses of different types the US must fire manager and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann, who’s been outcoached, and at this point, exposed, in his national team tenure. My Take: Don’t fire Jurgen Klinsmann. Rationale: This will not be a defense of Jurgen Klinsmann. If you’re looking for that,…

Bob Bradley’s Hire at Swansea A Historic Moment Well-Earned

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Former US Men’s National team manager Bob Bradley agreed to terms to become the 47th manager of Swansea City Association Football Club Monday morning, replacing Italian Francesco Guidolin, according to a report from Grant Wahl at Sports Illustrated. The move makes Bradley the first American manager in the history of the English…

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

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

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…

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…

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…