Last week, Sports Illustrated published its annual Twitter 100 list, a list of 100 Twitter accounts that Sports Illustrated considers "essential to your daily routine for finding news, information and entertainment from the sports world."
So, looking at the same concept from a United States men's national team perspective, which Twitter accounts are "must-follows" for USMNT fans?
Here are the top 15.
The Twelfth Yank
The Twelfth Yank, @twelfthyank, is one of the best Twitter feeds that any USMNT fan can follow for daily updates on Americans playing abroad. Not only does Twelfth Yank follow the well-known U.S. players, but he is also great at digging out nuggets on Americans playing in the lower leagues throughout Europe.
In the German 3. Liga, Matt Taylor starts for @Preussen06.— The Twelfth Yank (@twelfthyank) September 28, 2013
Like The Twelfth Yank, Over There focuses almost exclusively on Americans playing abroad. With the Twitter handle @socceroverthere, Over There finds video highlights from Americans' games in Europe and posts them on their website. Any time an American playing abroad racks up a goal or assist, Over There will have the video of that highlight posted to Twitter within an hour or two.
Tom Marshall's specialty is Liga MX, and with so many Americans now playing in the Mexican top flight, Marshall is a must-follow at @mexicoworldcup.
If you want to know who the next big American star playing in Europe is before anyone else, Brian Sciaretta is a must-follow. Sciaretta's specialty is tracking down young Americans just breaking into their teams, and he can be found at @BrianSciaretta.
Stars and Stripes FC
Stars and Stripes FC, @StarsStripesFC, specializes in blatantly pro-American banter, particularly on USMNT game days. It's all in good fun and terribly entertaining.
Hey Mexico, come at us, bro pic.twitter.com/8hKPrWIY6d— Stars and Stripes FC (@StarsStripesFC) September 10, 2013
American Soccer Now
American Soccer Now, @ThisIsASN, may be the best USMNT fan site on the web with terrific features like their lineup builder, monthly rankings of the 100 best American players and post-game ratings graphs. Follow them on Twitter to get updates on all their best stuff.
Grant Wahl, @GrantWahl, is the biggest writer on this list and covers soccer from around the world. He always has the biggest interviews with players, coaches and soccer administrators throughout the world and delivers great USMNT-based content.
Over lunch, an animated (is he ever not?) Bora Milutinovic argued that his 1994 USMNT was better than today's USMNT.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) September 19, 2013
Brian Straus, @BrianStraus, like Grant Wahl, works for Sports Illustrated and on Twitter even dubs himself "Sports Illustrated's other soccer writer." Most USMNT fans are familiar with Straus' seminal piece to date—his explosive story about dissension within the U.S. camp in the midst of World Cup qualifying. Straus is one of the soccer world's gutsiest reporters and has top notch content on the USMNT and MLS.
The Yanks Are Coming
Seth Vertelney, @svertgoalcom, who writes for Goal.com, tweets about all things in the world of football with a special focus on MLS and the USMNT. He's definitely worth the click.
This one might seem obvious, but following U.S. soccer, @ussoccer, is a must for any USMNT fan. Not only do you get official press releases and interviews with the coach and players, but you also get important fan information like details on public training sessions.
Doug McIntyre, @DougMacESPN, is ESPN's USMNT insider and following him will get you great stuff from every USMNT angle imaginable.
One MLS coach told me recently that Club Tijuana phenom Paul Arriola, 18, reminds him of Landon Donovan at the same age.— Doug McIntyre (@DougMacESPN) September 27, 2013
Ives Galarcep, @SoccerByIves, is one of the premier American soccer writers and runs the ever-popular site Soccer by Ives. Ives has more knowledge about MLS than anyone out there, publishes updates on soccer from all around the globe and always gets the scoop on USMNT angles. He'll also get you your daily dose of pop culture references.
The American Outlaws
The American Outlaws, @AmericanOutlaws, are U.S. soccer's premier supporter's group. With 98 official chapters, the Outlaws organize fan events for all U.S. home and away matches. If you're a USMNT fan, especially one who follows the team around the country for games, they're a must follow on Twitter.
Jeff Carlisle, @JeffreyCarlisle, is an MLS and USMNT writer for ESPN. He publishes some great content on the U.S. and does a great job answering fan questions.
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