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Who's Next for the USMNT in Goal After Tim Howard and Brad Guzan?

Who’s Next for the USMNT in Goal After Tim Howard and Brad Guzan?

Tweet Goalkeeper has long been a position of particular strength for the United States Men’s National Team. The World Cup in Brazil made Tim Howard a household name among even the most casual of fans. But lest we forget, before Howard there was Brad Friedel, and before him Kasey Keller. Howard is currently backed up […]

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 […]

Oh Captain, My Captain: Trouble Saying Goodbye To Carlos Bocanegra

Oh Captain, My Captain: Trouble Saying Goodbye To Carlos Bocanegra

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon I’ve no idea if there’s a moment in life where you begin to feel old. I’m not referencing a “Murtaugh List”  of things you can’t do at a certain age. That’s too easy and less about mortality than it is about humor. I’m talking about seachange. About the genuine end of childhood […]

USMNT World Cup Cycle 2018: Czech One, Czech Two

USMNT World Cup Cycle 2018: Czech One, Czech Two

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy Check one. Mic check. Check Two. Mic Check. Is this thing on? World Cup cycle time. Check one. The United States begins the long and winding road of another World Cup cycle- let’s call it “The Road to Russia, maybe”– this evening in beautiful Prague. I’ll give the […]

Lack of August USMNT Friendly Marks End of Idiotic Era

Lack of August USMNT Friendly Marks End of Idiotic Era

Tweet Jon Levy There’s no US Men’s National Team match this week, and I’m absolutely overjoyed about it! Am I still burnt out from the World Cup? As a writer? As a fan? No and nope and nuh-uh. In fact, it’s already been a great week for the USMNT. The right back of the future, […]

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 […]

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