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USA Look to Finish Copa America Preparations Strong vs Bolivia: The TYAC Preview

USA Look to Finish Copa America Preparations Strong vs Bolivia: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy USA vs. Bolivia: Your TYAC Preview Well wasn’t that a delightful flourish to cap a great American second half in that forgettable friendly versus Ecuador. That’s rhetorical; of course Nagbe’s match-winning goal off great work by Bobby Wood and DeAndre Yedlin was delightful. Easy to convey rhetorical in print; you can just […]

USA Defeat Ecuador 1-0 Behind Nagbe Goal: TYAC Analysis

USA Defeat Ecuador 1-0 Behind Nagbe Goal: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The US began final Copa America Centenario preparations in earnest Wednesday night with a 1-0 win over CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying leader Ecuador in Frisco, Texas. High ticket prices and a midweek game with a relatively early start time resulted in a paltry crowd at Toyota Stadium, and for the first […]

USA Continue Copa America Prep vs Hot Ecuador: TYAC Preview

USA Continue Copa America Prep vs Hot Ecuador: TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon As pleasant as the stories were coming out of Bayamón Sunday, where the US defeated Puerto Rico 3-1, the game did not include the entirety of the US roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario.As such, the US win had the feel more of friendly at the end of a transitional and […]

US Opens Copa America Preparations With 3-1 Win Over Puerto Rico: TYAC Analysis

US Opens Copa America Preparations With 3-1 Win Over Puerto Rico: TYAC Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The US Men’s National Team began its three game series of tune-up friendlies ahead of next month’s Copa America Centenario Sunday with a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico in Bayamón. The match marked the first meeting between the US Men’s National team and the its Caribbean territory. The US scored first through Tim […]

Copa America Centenario: US Roster Analysis

Copa America Centenario: US Roster Analysis

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Saturday, Jurgen Klinsmann released the final 23 man US Men’s National Team roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario, the largest international men’s soccer tournament held on US soil since the 1994 World Cup. The roster features 15 players who featured for the US in the 2014 World Cup, and 18 […]

US Avenge Guatemala Loss in Ohio, Avert Qualifying Disaster

US Avenge Guatemala Loss in Ohio, Avert Qualifying Disaster

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The United States, facing an extremely difficult path to World Cup qualification with a loss, routed Guatemala 4-0 in Columbus Tuesday night. The win, which extended an eleven game American unbeaten streak in Columbus, helped the Yanks reclaim control of second place in their qualifying group, one point and now a staggering […]

In Practical Must Win, US Face Guatemala In Ohio: TYAC Preview

In Practical Must Win, US Face Guatemala In Ohio: TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Following the 2-0 U.S. loss to Los Chapines Friday night in Guatemala City, the Americans enter tonight’s match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio (7 PM ET, ESPN 2) sitting in third in their CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group with three matches to play. The U.S., it should also be noted, sit two […]

Guatemalan Gut Check: With World Cup Qualification In Peril, Thoughts on How Americans Got Here

Guatemalan Gut Check: With World Cup Qualification In Peril, Thoughts on How Americans Got Here

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon The U.S. lost 2-0 at the Estadio Nacional in Guatemala City Friday night, the first loss by an American senior side to Los Chapines since 1988. The defeat ended resoundingly a U.S. federation best 21 game unbeaten streak over an opponent, and delivered the men’s national program Jurgen Klinsmann directs another blow in what has […]

US Back to World Cup Qualifying Grind in Guatemala: The TYAC Preview

US Back to World Cup Qualifying Grind in Guatemala: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy Better late to this party than never. The US play their third game of the 2016 World Cup qualifying schedule this evening on the road in Guatemala (10 PM ET, BEIN SPORTS). The Americans closed 2015 with a testy 0-0 draw in Port of Spain, a result many writers, including yours truly, […]

Playoffs!! Your USA vs. Colombia U23 Leg One Preview

Playoffs!! Your USA vs. Colombia U23 Leg One Preview

Tweet Jon Levy Here they are, the most important US Soccer matches of the spring. Yes, even more important than the pre-hexagonal round World Cup Qualifiers that the USMNT is rightfully expected to win. The Olympics are a valuable measuring stick and showcase for young talent, and missing the tournament absolutely hurt the development of […]

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 […]

Oh, Canada!! US Face Friendly and Familiar Foe to Close Camp Cupcake

Oh, Canada!! US Face Friendly and Familiar Foe to Close Camp Cupcake

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy Coming off a fun if not largely meaningless 3-2 win over Iceland in the first of the post-January camp friendlies Sunday, the USMNT will look to put a bow on the opening camp of 2016 with a win over Canada tonight at the Stubhub Center (10:15 ET, FS1). […]

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