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On Gedion Zelalem and The End Of the US Soccer Community's Innocence

On Gedion Zelalem and The End Of the US Soccer Community’s Innocence

Tweet Jon Levy When you’ve traveled a great distance, bested many rivals, and completed a seemingly inexhaustible list of Herculean labors, it’s an awe inspiring exercise to look back at where you started. That’s not what this story’s about. Rather, this is a story about a moderate amount of progress, and a monumental change in […]

Holiday Stanzas on Mix Diskerud

Holiday Stanzas on Mix Diskerud

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Much more on TYAC this week. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.  So Mix Diskerud is back at it on Twitter again. This time, it was this “poem tweet.”  By Xolos impressed by Pushkins caressed Tjernen falsely second-guessed MLS-fans' ambitions stressed Qatarsis? – yet not at all depressed — Mix Diskerud (@MixDiskerud) December 22, 2014 Ugh. If […]

US Look To Close Memorable Year Strong In Dublin: TYAC Preview

US Look To Close Memorable Year Strong In Dublin: TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Another lead squandered. That’s the resounding memory the United States will take with them after Friday’s 2-1 defeat to Colombia at Craven Cottage. Since defeating Nigeria in Jacksonville to end the “Send Off Series” in June, the US have done an excellent job of securing leads, having done […]

USA Face Premier Test in Colombia at Craven Cottage: The TYAC Preview

USA Face Premier Test in Colombia at Craven Cottage: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon and Jon Levy The United States Men’s National Team will look to bounce back after disappointing October home friendlies by taking their show on the road tomorrow night, as they battle World Cup darlings Colombia in London. The venue- storied Craven Cottage, what with it’s “Fulhamerica” label, on-site pub named after […]

Op-Ed: One Week Later, Don Garber Still Not Wrong

Op-Ed: One Week Later, Don Garber Still Not Wrong

Tweet Jay Bell It has been a few days since Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber’s now infamous teleconference in response to US men’s national team manager Jürgen Klinsmann’s criticisms of top American players choosing to play in MLS.  The teleconference opened up a litany of issues and topics to scrutinize over in regards to […]

USA vs. Honduras, Game 1, AD: The TYAC Preview

USA vs. Honduras, Game 1, AD: The TYAC Preview

Tweet Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon Well, here we are, after all the emotion- even if it still feels slightly bizarre or surreal- of Friday night. The first match of the post-Donovan era (when Donovan wasn’t an available player in the pool not chosen by his manager!) begins on a hopeful note, as young […]

Landon Donovan: The Hero America Deserved

Landon Donovan: The Hero America Deserved

Tweet When my editors here at The Yanks Are Coming requested (nay, demanded) that I write a quick, personal eulogy on Landon Donovan’s career in advance of his last USMNT match on Friday, it hit me like a ton of bricks. It wasn’t so much the weight of the moment regarding Donovans’ last game. Rather, the […]

Landon the Legend, Landon the Enigma

Landon the Legend, Landon the Enigma

Tweet Editor’s Note: We asked TYAC writers and soccer voices to share their thoughts on Landon Donovan’s exceptional career. This is one of those pieces, from TYAC contributor Connor Walsh.                Landon Donovan is set to make his final farewell tonight against Ecuador.  It’s been a career rife with monumental highs and […]

USA vs. Ecuador: TYAC Previews the Donovan Farewell

USA vs. Ecuador: TYAC Previews the Donovan Farewell

Tweet Jon Levy Welcome my friends, to the Landon Donovan testimonial match. A match in which we hope to celebrate the heights of US Soccer’s past through perhaps the team’s biggest ever star, while watching some new American stars in the making. That’s the storyline we’re supposed to be selling for this one right? I’m […]

Thanks LD Week

Thanks LD Week

Tweet The Editors With Landon Donovan set to bid the US Men’s National Team farewell Friday night against Ecuador in Connecticut (7 PM, ESPN 2), we thought we’d spend a few days at TYAC saluting the American #10.  No doubt we’ll be labeled “fan boys” for doing so, but we don’t really care. After all, we […]

International Breaks, FIFA, and the MLS Playoffs

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 […]

TYAC's MLS 24 Under 24 Ballot

TYAC’s MLS 24 Under 24 Ballot

Tweet Neil W. Blackmon Last year, in an effort spearheaded by The Shin Guardian, we, along with writers like Charles Boehm, released a MLS “24 Under 24″ ballot ranking the 24 best players under 24 in Major League Soccer and explaining our rankings. We included commentary from a MLS assistant coach, as well as a MLS […]

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