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The 50/50 Blog

Note:  Opinions expressed on the US Youth Soccer Blog (web log) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer). Links on this web log to articles do not necessarily imply agreement by the author or by US Youth Soccer with the contents of the articles. Links are provided to foster discussion of topics and issues. Readers should make their own evaluations of the contents of such articles.

 

The 50/50 Blog: 11.19.14

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USMNT vs Ireland Recap

 

Caution: Hard to watch.

 


 

Cheeky move by goalie

 

German national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is known for his superb foot skills. One of his hopeful successors, Marvin Schwabe, isn’t so shabby himself, as the 19-year-old demonstrates during a 2-0 German U-20 victory over Poland when Mariusz Stepinski tries to rob him.

 


 

Dispersal Draft

 

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MLS will hold the Chivas USA Dispersal Draft on Wednesday, to distribute players of that team around the league. Read more here.

 


 

Garber talks expansion

 

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The league announced Wednesday that representatives from Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Sacramento are set to make presentations to league representatives in a Thursday meeting at the league’s headquarters. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 11.18.14

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Now that is a tifo

 

 

The above video is drone footage taken at the club’s Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellin prior to Saturday night’s game against Deportivo Cali. The banner was created and displayed as a tribute for the club’s 101st birthday, which was Friday, the day before.

 


 

USMNT vs Ireland

 

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USA takes on Ireland today. Watch on ESPN 2 & UniMas at 1:45 p.m. CT

 


 

Seattle vs LA

 

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They've met 21 times as MLS clubs, with the Galaxy holding a 9-7-5 series edge, including wins in three of four playoff encounters and losses in Open Cup quarterfinals in 2010 and 2011. MLS talks about the most memorable games between the two sides.

 


 

San Jose Earthquakes Stadium coming along

 

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Yep. That's a big video board that just went up. You can follow the stadium going up here. Also, it looks like the New England Revolution are pushing for a soccer specific stadium!

 

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Talking with SoccerParenting.com

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I participated in several interviews with SoccerParenting.com which I will share with you over the next few blogs:

http://soccerparenting.com/2014/11/12/good-soccer-people/

and

http://soccerparenting.com/2014/11/12/a-discussion-about-parents-coaching-from-the-sidelines-sam-snow-us-youth-soccer2/.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 11.17.14

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Showboat of the year nominee

 

Elton Martins didn’t make any friends on Deportivo Cali with this stoppage-time trick in Medellin’s 3-2 win on Saturday, but he has plenty of admirers on the showboat circuit.

 


 

USMNT vs Colombia

 

In case you missed it, Colombia knocked off the U.S. Men's National Team 2-1 in front of more than 24,000 at Craven Cottage in London on Friday. Watch the highlights.

 


 

Turkish Airlines - Drogba vs Messi

 

Messi competing with yet another superstar in a Turkish Airlines Commercial. This time it's Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

 


 

MLS GOTY

 

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Have you voted for the 2014 MLS GOTY yet? If not, vote now.

 

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