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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: 10.14.13

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USA vs Jamaica 

 
 
The U.S. Men's National Team defeated Jamaica in Kansas City on Friday with a game winning goal from Kansas City player Graham Zusi. Watch all the highlights.
 

 

Radio Call

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No, it's not soccer but this radio call for the winning touchdown in the Patriots vs Saints NFL game is the type of thing we like to see in sports. Listen here.
 

Players of the Month

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Do you know a youth soccer player who should be recognized for his or her achievements, both on and off the field? If so, send in a nomination to have that young person honored as a US Youth Soccer Player of the Month. Each month, we'll be recognizing one male and one female player who sticks out among the rest. The players selected will be featured on a Player of the Month page on our website and mentioned in our monthly newsletters.
 

 

MLS Goals

 
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Miss all the MLS action this weekend? Watch every goal from this weekend's games here.
 

 

Bicycle Kick

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The goal that everyone was talking about this weekend. Raul Jimenez's bicycle kick keeps Mexico's hopes for a World Cup berth alive. Watch it here.

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The 50/50 Blog: 10.11.13

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New Jersey sixth graders to wear protective headgear

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A school district in New Jersey is going to new measures to keep their children from suffering head injuries playing sports. Soccer, field hockey and lacrosse uniforms for sixth graders in Princeton, N.J., will now come complete with a new accessory this season: Protective headgear. Read more.
 

 

Snacks for Soccer Stars, and Their Fans

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In a three-year deal that begins in 2014, Mondelez products will become the official snacks of the women’s and men’s United States national soccer teams. Check out more about the deal.
 

 

Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday to US Youth Soccer's own Manager of Video Production, Susan Hersey. Susan puts in so much effort creating some of the best highlight and promotional videos we've ever seen. Susan is also the brains behind the US Youth Soccer Show! Take a minute and help celebrate her birthday by checking out the videos on our YouTube channel.
 

 

USA vs. Jamaica

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USA takes on Jamaica tonight at Sporting Park in Kansas City. Make sure you tune in for the second to last World Cup qualifying game and cheer on the Yanks!
 
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The 50/50 Blog: 10.10.13

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Manneh keeps Whitecaps alive in playoff race

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The fourth pick of the 2013 MLS Superdraft, Kekuta Manneh, scored his first hattrick to help lead the Whitecaps to a 4-1 win over the Seattle Sounders. Watch the highlights video from the match here.
 

 

Spain Under-21 training exercise

  
Spain's Under-21 team has all their field players go up against three goalies in this training exercise. Definitely a work out for the goalies!
 

 

Great acrobatic goal

  
 
Check out this acrobatic goal scored by Christian Romero Conrad vs St Thomas More. We love seeing players get creative on the field.
 

 

Game over!

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An English club's manager has banned his team from playing FIFA 14 on the team bus on match days. Think it'll help? Read more.
 

 

Another great goal

 
 
The University of Michigan men's soccer team beat the Ohio State Buckeyes, 1-0, thanks to this ridiculous volley from James Murphy.
 
 
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The 50/50 Blog: 10.9.13

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US Youth Soccer Show 

 
 
If you missed the premier of the newest episode of the US Youth Soccer Show on October 5 you can watch it on our YouTube channel here. Learn more about The Show.
 

 

FUEL Magazine

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There's a brand new FUEL Soccer magazine! It Features Christen Press and Walker Zimmerman, plus Abby Wambach. Check it out online or purchase your own physical copy here.
 

Taylor Uhl makes Stanford whole

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Taylor Uhl, former US Youth Soccer ODP Region II player, is helping take Stanford women's soccer to the next level. Read more about how Uhl is balancing her bioengineering major with her soccer future.

 


 

Stadium of the Day

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The Stade Louis II is a stadium located in the Fontvieille district of Monaco. It serves primarily as a venue for soccer, being the home of AS Monaco and the Monaco national soccer team. Although it's surrounded by city the proximity of the water and the perfect training ground next door give it a thumbs up in our book!
 

 

Messi's soccer ball house

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In case you missed it, Messi's new house is going to look like a soccer ball and his number, number 10. Watch and read more.
 
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