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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: 12.3.14


U.S. U-17 National Team falls to Brazil



For the third time in four months, Brazil's U-17s prevailed over the U.S. U-17s by the same 4-1 scoreline the USA won in 2013 to capture the 2014 Nike International Friendlies. Read more here.



Bill Hamid is MLS Goalkeeper of the Year


Bill Hamid

Bill Hamid became just the third player under the age of 25 to win the AllState MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award on Wednesday after leading D.C. United to the best record in the Eastern Conference this season. Read more here.



MLS State of the League with Don Garber



Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber conducted his year-end State of the League event on Tuesday afternoon, utilizing a new format featuring questions from a roundtable of reporters and broadcasters from MLS broadcast partners in New York City. 



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The 50/50 Blog: 12.2.14


MLS Coach of the Year


ben olson

D.C. United’s historic worst-to-first season in 2014 caused a proud Major League Soccer franchise to shine once more, and made a hero out of Ben Olsen all over again. Read more here.



MLS State of the Union


Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will conduct his year-end State of the League event today at 1 p.m. CT. You can watch above or find more info here.



Mark Geiger



The Professional Referee Organization announced on Monday that MLS Referee of the Year, and US Youth Soccer National Championship referee, Mark Geiger will officiate Sunday's MLS Cup Final between the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution. Read more here.






Despite starting just nine of 20 U.S. national team games and missing part of the NWSL season, U.S. national team veteran Abby Wambach is a finalist for the 2014 FIFA Women's Player of the Year. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 12.1.14


US Youth Soccer Boys ODP Interregional



The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, was held Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande Ariz. Follow the last day here.



MLS final set


Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Highlights


New England Revolution vs New York Red Bulls Highlights


U.S. U-17 National Team



The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team kept their unbeaten run in the Nike International Friendlies alive in comeback fashion. Read more here.



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