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Matt Besler Transfer Rumors Fly

Matt Besler Transfer Rumors Fly

Tweet Call me naïve, but I truly never expected this sort of interest in the Sporting KC center back, regardless of how well he performed in Brazil. European teams simply don’t go after 27 year old MLS veteran defenders. Right…? That’s exactly where we’re at right now though. According to MLSsoccer.com’s Greg Seltzer, Besler currently has interest from at […]

Here Comes the Rain: One Writer's Reflections on Brazil 2014

Here Comes the Rain: One Writer’s Reflections on Brazil 2014

Tweet Editor’s Note: The Yanks Are Coming co-founders collectively saw each United  States group stage match at the World Cup. This is the first of two stories on one writer’s experiences in Brazil. Special thanks to Zack Goldman (@ThatDamnYank on Twitter) for editing. All photos (save one from the USA v. Ghana match) courtesy of The Yanks Are Coming. Neil […]

World Cup Jersey Culture: The TYAC Guide

World Cup Jersey Culture: The TYAC Guide

Tweet Jon Levy I’m coming to the end of my first week back in the US after an amazing trip to Brazil for the World Cup, and normalcy is starting to set back in. But it’s not quite your everyday normalcy here in Washington DC. This city, along with the rest of the nation, is […]

Belgium 2, USA 1: Bittersweet Farewell to A Good Team

Belgium 2, USA 1: Bittersweet Farewell to A Good Team

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon More writing to come in the next few days, including a piece on our personal experiences in Brazil: between the two of us, TYAC was in Natal, Manaus and Recife. Before that, however, and with the benefit of a day of reflection-dangerous in the social media/internet mass content production world […]

USA vs. Belgium: A Conquerable Hazard? The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Belgium: A Conquerable Hazard? The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy, Neil W. Blackmon and Kartik Krishnaiyer  Belgium – USA: Your TYAC Sweet 16 Preview Can we just settle this thing in beer? Joking. Here’s beer and TYAC soccer preview pairing recommendations from NPR before you dive into our look at the match, however. I’m(the last of the TYAC gang) back in the United States of America, and I’m […]

USA vs. Portugal: Wounded Animal in the Jungle- Your TYAC Preview

USA vs. Portugal: Wounded Animal in the Jungle- Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Manaus, Amazonas Garrett McInnis and Neil W. Blackmon Sunday marks an important day in the history of US Soccer.  There’s little doubt that this match is probably the most crucial in THIS year’s World Cup group stage.  Even before the Ghana win, it was understood that getting points from the Germany match would be […]

TYAC World Cup Predictions (Belated)

TYAC World Cup Predictions (Belated)

Tweet Garrett McInnis with the TYAC Writers With the start of the World Cup past us, we wanted to throw out a few predictions for this year’s champion. Editors Note:  These predictions were requested and submitted prior to the tournament kickoff Thursday. Due to travel time to Brazil, we simply couldn’t post on time. Have […]

USA. Ghana. The 2014 World Cup: The TYAC Preview

USA. Ghana. The 2014 World Cup: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy – Natal, Brazil Ladies and gentlemen, damas y caballeros, senhoras e senhores, welcome to the World Cup. Welcome to Brazil. Welcome to the long awaited dreaded Group of Death. The USA/Ghana match is finally here. This match is an opportunity for revenge and retribution against the team that eliminated the Yanks from the last […]

A Proper Send-Off: Yanks vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville- Your TYAC Preview

A Proper Send-Off: Yanks vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville- Your TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Colin Udoh First things first. For the final Send-Off Series match, we’re thrilled to have Colin Udoh of ESPN, Talksport, Supersport and many other fine publications join us. Colin is an expert on most soccer, but particularly an expert when it comes to Nigeria’s Super Eagles. He’s traveled with Nigeria for all of their […]

32 Players To Watch In Brazil: #20 Jozy Altidore

32 Players To Watch In Brazil: #20 Jozy Altidore

Tweet Guy Bailey If the United States are to do any damage in the “Group of Death”, they’ll need a player who scored two goals in an entire season while playing forward to lead the line. Naturally, this makes Boca Raton, Florida product Josmer Altidore a player of import, and a player to watch, in the […]

Turkey Takeaways: Optimism in Attack, The Jones Debate, Defensive Questions

Turkey Takeaways: Optimism in Attack, The Jones Debate, Defensive Questions

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Zack Goldman The United States pulled a “deja vu all over again” in Yogi Berra’s backyard by beating Turkey 2-1 in a World Cup Send-Off Series match for the second straight cycle, this time at a sold-out Red Bull Arena. The result was positive. Turkey are a good, but not great […]

TYAC's US vs. Turkey Preview: Turks a Tactical Challenge

TYAC’s US vs. Turkey Preview: Turks a Tactical Challenge

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon USA – Turkey: Your TYAC Preview Welcome to round two of the Send-Off Series, a round that should be a lot more telling than round one. Tuesday’s win over Azerbaijan was a good start, but it wasn’t exactly revelatory. The Yanks can score on set pieces, and Jurgen […]

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