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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: 9.24.14


Stadium expansion



MLS is getting more popular and clubs are taking notice. Toronto FC is one of the handful of teams who are looking to add to their stadium. Read about their project here.



CONCACAF Champions League



Both the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City both won their CONCACAF Champions League games last night.



MLS Playoffs



Major League Soccer announced the dates for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs presented by AT&T on Tuesday. Find them here.



Ronaldo...well... being Ronaldo



Ronaldo was doing Ronaldo type things when he scored four goals in his last outing. Watch them here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 9.22.14

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Messi had a little trouble from the penalty spot this weekend. Watch here.



Lampard is world class



On load with Man City, Lampard spoiled the party for his form team Chelsea. Listen to him talk about how much the Chelsea fans still mean to him after the game.



Sacramento moves on



We hardly ever mention this USL, but MLS hopefuls Sacramento Republic FC had a thrilling comeback against LA Galaxy II to advance to the USL final. Read more here.



Fitness Week



Week 4 of soccer month is all about fitness and keeping yourself physically and mentally in shape for the game. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 9.19.14


How to make the best of the new MLS crest



Instead of looking at the vast white space on the league’s new crest as a point of weakness, a number of MLS fans have decided to make lemonade.  Along the way, MLS may have crowd sourced its way into a solution. See the solution here.



MLS notches another CCL win



Just like that, Sporting Kansas City have a share of their CONCACAF Champions League group lead – with a match in hand on their co-leaders.



U.S. Women's National Team beats Mexico, again.



Thursday was the last chance for U.S. Women’s National Team players to show coach Jill Ellis they should be included on next month’s World Cup qualifying roster. Again, they made Ellis’ job very difficult.



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The 50/50 Blog: 9.18.14


New MLS logo



What do you think of the new MLS logo? Read more about it here.



Is Miami really closer to a team?


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A member of David Beckham’s MLS ownership group, Marcelo Claure, has hinted that news regarding a potential MLS franchise in Miami could soon be on it’s way. Read more.



Top notch free kick goal




Choreographed free kicks usually don't work out better than a simple shot on goal or cross, but Melbourne Victory scored on Tuggeranong United with a crisp combo of passes from a set play 27 yards out.



Frank Lampard meets Men in Blazers



New York City FC's Frank Lampard sits down with the Men In Blazers for an exclusive interview about his big move to the Big Apple.



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