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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: 5.29.14

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NWSL signs with ESPN

 

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Those looking to get some NWSL games on TV have to look no further. The NWSL has signed a one-year deal with ESPN, which will air nine games in 2014. Read more here.

 


 

Aron Johnannsson

 

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On Tuesday night in San Francisco, after his powerful header hit the Azerbaijan net to clinch the 2-0 U.S. win, the 23-year-old displayed his joy -- both arms in the air, a fist-pump, high fives and hugs. Read more here.

 


 

David Villa

 

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Rumors are floating around that New York City FC is trying to make a move for World Cup-winning forward David Villa. Read more here.

 


 

USA predicted to not make it out of group

 

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While some might argue the U.S. will find a way to advance, American investment banking firm Goldman Sachs thinks otherwise. According to an analysis of the 2014 World Cup, economists at Goldman Sachs predict the USA will fail to make it out of the group stage. Read more here.

 

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Long Term Player Development

Sam Snow

Around the world the fact that soccer as a team sport is a long term developmental sport has taken hold. Just look at the curricula of soccer coaching courses from almost every member of FIFA and you’ll see aspects of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) in them. Outside of soccer circles you’ll see the phrase as Long Term Athlete Development. Soccer coaches at every level of the game need to be familiar with these principles. To help you get your tutorial started or reinforced, take a look at this set of videos from our friends at the Ontario Soccer Association. There are 30 clips altogether; about 90 minutes to view entirely. I would suggest watching them all.
 

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.28.14

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Region I Presidents Cup

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US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Presidents Cup champions, crowned Memorial Day weekend in Slippery Rock, Pa. Winning teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups advance to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-13 in Greenville, S.C. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1nRmIVv

 


 

U.S. Men's National Team wins opening sendoff game

 

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Watch all the highlights here.

 


 

ESPN Mistake

 

 

Whoops! Wrong place Stuart Scott...

 


 

Top American Soccer City

 

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The World Cup is coming up soon and we hope everyone will be rooting for the red, white and blue. We put together a bracket because we want to know which city you think is the top soccer city in America. Click the following link to vote for America's Top Soccer City: http://bit.ly/SoccerCities

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.27.14

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Donovan breaks MLS record

 

Watch ALL of Landon Donovan's 136 career MLS goals including his brace against the Philadelphia Union on May 25, 2014.

 


 

What. A. Volley.

 

This goal brought to you by Koichi Aparicio from Peru.

 


 

Penalty Kick Fail
 

 

Whoops. Missed penalty kick costs a Serbian team their chance to win.

 


 

USA vs Azerbaijan

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USA plays their first send off series game tonight against Azerbaijan. We're all interested to see what starting lineup Klinsmann puts out. Sounds like we may get a look at the starting lineup against Ghana tonight.

 

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