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Jurgen Klinsmann Names 23 Man Gold Cup Roster: TYAC Analysis

Jurgen Klinsmann Names 23 Man Gold Cup Roster: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon First, Here is your 23 man US roster for the Gold Cup. GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/2007), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake/2011, 2013), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)  DEFENDERS (7) : Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC/2009), Omar Gonzalez […]

Gold Cup Roster Roundtable: Midfielders and Forwards

Gold Cup Roster Roundtable: Midfielders and Forwards

Tweet As promised, the conclusion of a Gold Cup roster roundtable we began in May. Here is the link to Part One, keepers and defenders. This time, we have a provisional roster that further frames our discussion. Note that much of this was written prior to the release of the provisional roster, and the purpose of […]

National Men's Soccer Team European Vacation: Postscript

National Men’s Soccer Team European Vacation: Postscript

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The Yanks headed to Europe all Rusty Griswold, all growing pains and acne and physical and mental changes and challenges to deal with but dreaming big. Friendlies against two of Europe and global football’s giants on their turf the perfect measuring stick before their own continental championship in July. Even with […]

An  Open Letter to Jurgen Klinsmann

An Open Letter to Jurgen Klinsmann

Tweet John Halloran Dear Jurgen – We’re Sorry Shortly after the 2014 World Cup, when the excitement of the U.S.’s dramatic extra-time loss to Belgium finally started to wear off, United States men’s national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann started to come under criticism. He was criticized for his negative tactics, including on this website, perhaps […]

Yanks Take Smell of Victory to Cologne to Face Germany: The TYAC Preview

Yanks Take Smell of Victory to Cologne to Face Germany: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy Germany v. USA: Your TYAC Preview I’d like to start this post by extending a warm welcome to any readers who might be making their first visit to The Yanks Are Coming. Now is a fantastic time to take your relationship with US Soccer to the next level, and we thank you […]

US Face Holland Side Hardly Running Like Clockwork: The TYAC Preview

US Face Holland Side Hardly Running Like Clockwork: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Jurgen Klinsmann’s side heads into its summer schedule with two stern friendly tests over the next week: tomorrow’s match against Holland at the Amsterdam Arena (2:30 PM, ET, ESPN) and next Wednesday at Germany in Cologne. Both opponents have largely called in their best squads, with European qualifying on the horizon. […]

Dos A Cero: What We Learned At the Alamodome

Dos A Cero: What We Learned At the Alamodome

Tweet John Halloran Dos a cero, the most iconic scoreline in the history of the United States men’s national team, added another chapter to its storied history on Wednesday night as the U.S. once again defeated arch-rival Mexico 2-0, this time in San Antonio, Texas. The victory came on the back on two second-half goals, […]

USA vs. Mexico: Fight! The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Mexico: Fight! The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Rivalries are often cyclical, but… My how a Graham Zusi header in Panama can change everything.  Since Graham Zusi’s late header found the back of the old onion bag and Panama and delivered El Tri from the “we aren’t going to Brazil” fire and wilderness and into a World […]

US 1, Switzerland 1: Yanks Were Better Against Swiss, Until They Weren't

US 1, Switzerland 1: Yanks Were Better Against Swiss, Until They Weren’t

Tweet John Halloran For 65 minutes on Tuesday night in Zurich, the United States men’s national team was fairly impressive. They controlled decent spells of possession, looked dangerous on the break and were even beating the 12th-ranked Swiss squad. Then, a familiar pattern emerged. Following a foolish red card earned by Jozy Altidore in the […]

US-Switzerland: Has Klinsmann Reached an Event Horizon? HaveThe TYAC Preview

US-Switzerland: Has Klinsmann Reached an Event Horizon? HaveThe TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon There is a moment in beard-growing when the beard stops itching and all the attendant difficulties of beard growing become somehow manageable. The beard grows and grows and eventually the itching stops.An event horizon, where all that’s left is grooming and the reward of being dashingly beard handsome until the beard […]

Denmark 3, US 2: More of the Same From Klinsmann's Yanks

Denmark 3, US 2: More of the Same From Klinsmann’s Yanks

Tweet John D. Halloran Thoroughly dominated in possession. Saved time after time by their goalkeeper. Few attacking chances created. A late-game collapse. No, this is not Bob Bradley’s United States men’s national team. Nor is it a recap of this summer’s World Cup match against Belgium. It’s the state of the U.S. national team three […]

Something Rotten in Denmark? US Hope Not: The TYAC Preview

Something Rotten in Denmark? US Hope Not: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States enters the March European friendlies having won the last time they got the band together, which largely is where the good news ends as they ready for tomorrow night’s match in Aarhus against Denmark (3 PM EDT, ESPN 2). This is still a side tall on questions and […]

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