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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: 11.24.14


MLS playoffs


Watch the highlights from the MLS conference finals this weekend.



Don't do this



You never want to fall asleep while your team is playing.



US Youth Soccer National League


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The first weekend of play of the US Youth Soccer National League is in the books. Read all the recaps and watch the highlights here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 11.20.14


US Youth Soccer National League


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The US Youth Soccer National League starts today. You can follow the event here, or follow the league's Twitter page for more updates.



Kennedy selected first



Veteran Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy was selected by FC Dallas with the first pick in the MLS Dispersal Draft of Chivas USA players. See which other players were selected.



MLS end of season awards



The Major League Soccer Season is coming to an end and they have announced three finalists for each of its 2014 awards on Thursday, with the winners to be announced in the coming weeks. See all the awards and finalists here.



'We Stand Alone'


Watch this trailer for a movie that tells the story of the Liberian national amputee soccer team and their bid for the 2011 CANAF Cup in Accra, Ghana and then learn more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 11.19.14


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



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



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


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



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



Seattle vs LA



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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