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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: 10.10.14


Landon Donvoan





Landon Donovan does ODP



The first time Landon Donovan was mentioned in Soccer America -- the first of 3,313 mentions -- was in 1997, on a list of players selected to the "national pool" at the US. Youth Soccer Interregional event we still hold each Thanksgiving. Read more here.



Root for the Sounders



Everyone probably saw this but, in case you missed it, this is a great letter from the Timbers to their fans!



Goalkeeper Training


England's National team putting their goalkeepers through a vigorous reaction training exercise. 



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.9.14


How about this living arrangement?



The team called Arsenal Stadium their home from 1913-2006. More commonly known as Highbury, the stadium shut its doors when the team moved to their new grounds at Emirates Stadium. Rather than put a bulldozer to Highbury, the team converted much of the stadium into luxury condos. What once was a 40-thousand fan stadium now is 724 apartments. Read more here.



Landon Donovan recaps the U.S. Men’s National Team history of Landon Donovan.



Tesho Akindele wants to win Rookie of the Year



Akindele and Matt Hedges of FC Dallas spoof Napolean Dynamite in hopes of helping Akindele win Rookie of the Year.






A new owner, a new coach, a new style of play. And now they have a new name and logo. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.8.14


Common Goals


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Check out news, education articles, training tips and other content to help grow the game. Read more.



Kei Kamara



The Crew officially used their top allocation spot on the former Sporting Kansas City and Middlesbrough man Tuesday, a move that head coach Gregg Berhalter said had been coming for some time. Read more here.



New Crew



The Columbus Crew are going to reveal a new look and identity for their club tonight. The Crew is one of the ten original and charter clubs of MLS. They were in it from the beginning. Read more here.



Ronaldo on FB



Cristiano Ronaldo will be the first athlete to pass 100 million Facebook likes. His page is at 99.5 million likes and gaining about 100k likes per day, meaning he will knock it out over the weekend. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.7.14


College Top 25



The top 25 college rankings are in. See if your team made the cut or moved in the standings. See them here.



US Youth Soccer represented well in U-20 camp



All 32 players called into camp by Michelle French share a common thread in US Youth Soccer. Read More.



Miguel Ibarra



The biggest surprise on Jurgen's roster for games against Ecuador and Honduras was 24-year-old Miguel Ibarra of the NASL's Minnesota United. Here's a two-minute highlight reel in which the Californian displays his blazing dribbling skills.



Jurgen talks roster





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