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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: 4.11.14





Landon Donovan is one goal shy of breaking the MLS goal scoring record. Five former MLS defenders talking about how they were burned by Landon Donovan.



Ela Soccer


ela soccer


Illinois Youth Soccer has awarded Ela Soccer Club with the 5-Star Competitive Club award. This designation complements the US Youth Soccer 5-Star Recreational Program award that Ela Soccer was awarded last year. Ela Soccer becomes the First soccer club in Illinois to receive the 5-Star Competitive Club designation and the only soccer club to have received both awards. Read more here.



Kohl's American Cup



The Kohl's American Cup events are underway. Make sure you don't miss one coming to a location near you by checking the schedule of events here.



US Youth Soccer National League Alum


Andrija Novakovich250

Andrija Novakovich played for United FC (WI) in the US Youth Soccer National League and has now signed for Reading FC in England. Read more.



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The 50/50 Blog: 4.10.14


I believe


That we will win!



UEFA Champions League


Bayner vs Man utd

Check out the highlights to these UEFA Champions League clashes between Bayern Munich and Man United and Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.



CONCACAF Champions League


Tijuana started three American players but fell 2-0 to Cruz Azul and are now knocked out of the tournament. Corona and Castillo both had great looks at goal but neither could find the goal needed.



Goalie blunder and fair play



You will not only see one of the biggest goalie blunders but also some extremely fair play after it happens.



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The 50/50 Blog: 4.9.14


Online Education



Did you know that US Youth Soccer offers a variety of online courses for parents and coaches? Course cover things like basic soccer knowledge for parents, a course about concussions, and even age specific courses for coaches. If you haven't taken one yet you should learn more now.



Don't break the camera



Ok... it may not be real. But it sure looks real! Strikes like these from Hazard strike fear into the keepers across the English Premier League and soon the World Cup in Brazil.



MLS in Atlanta?



Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has his eyes set on bringing and MLS expansion side to Atlanta. How close is he? Find out here.



US Youth Soccer Player of the Month



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.



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The 50/50 Blog: 4.8.14


Coaches Blog


sam snow

Did you know that our Director of Coaching, Sam Snow, has a blog about coaching on our website? Make sure you check it out to get some great coaching insight on various topics.



Daniel Sturridge



This is a phenomenal video of Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge surprising kids at a local school. The kids are absolutely thrilled to meet one of their heroes.



Bad Choice



It is never the right decision to kick the ball away after your opponent scores. In this case, it goes terribly wrong as a player hits his teammate square in the face.



MLS Power Rankings


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Check out the latest Power Rankings from Where does your favorite team sit in the standings?



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