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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: 2.7.14


Tackling... you're doing it wrong


Sometimes people have to resort to American Football tackling to bring down a player...


Juan Agudelo




Juan Agudelo doing Juan Agudelo things by scoring this fantastic goal in his game against PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie League.



Soccer in Atlanta



In one of the clearest indications yet that Atlanta could be next in line of a Major League Soccer expansion franchise, Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay told local officials Thursday that his side is "far along in negotiations" with MLS about bringing a team to the city, the league's first foray into the Southeast outside of Florida in league history. Read more.


U.S. Women's National Team



The U.S. Women's National Team looks to continue its winning ways in 2014 as it faces off against Russia Saturday, February 8 in Boca Raton, Fla. and then again Tuesday February, 11 in Atlanta.



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The 50/50 Blog: 2.6.14





When I see snow now, the first thing that comes to mind is USA's victory over Costa Rica in the snow. Since it is snowing today in Texas I thought I should pay tribute to this match. Be careful if you are out playing in the snow and make sure to stay warm!



MLS Preseason




The MLS preseason is underway. Check out some of the scores and highlights from yesterday here.





You've got to feel for the goalkeeper of Real Sociedad in their game against Barcelona. Watch the video above to see why.







New York City FC is giving everyone a chance to design the logo for their new team. This is one of the favorites we have seen. Check out more here and learn how to submit your own.



National Signing Day


national signing day

Congratulations to all our US Youth Soccer players who had the opportunity to sign to play for a college yesterday. Never quit striving for your dreams.



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The 50/50 Blog: 2.5.14


It's Official


beckham miami1

With the press conference this morning, David Beckham has officially announced his team in Miami. Learn more here.



Why I Play


Why I play

Why do you play? "SHARE" this photo and let everyone know why YOU play the beautiful game. U.S. Soccer Foundation is following people who use the hashtag #WhyIPlay on Twitter in celebration of their 20th anniversary.



Coaches Blog


sam snow

US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, Sam Snow, has a blog on our website where he tackles soccer questions from coaches, parents, players etc... Check it out.



SKLZ Training Advisor



The newest edition of the SKLZ Training Advisor is out. This is a great resource for parents, players and coaches. Check it out here and see what activities can improve you're game today.



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The 50/50 Blog: 2.4.14


Morgan Brian



An alum of several US Youth Soccer programs, Brian made her first start for the U.S. Women’s National Team in a 1-0 win over Canada on Jan. 31 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Despite being the youngest player currently with the team, Brian looked composed as she played the full 90 minutes in the victory. Read more here.



Kim DeCesare



Kim DeCesare is taking her considerable soccer skills to New England to play for the Boston Breakers, who selected her in the National Women’s Soccer League Draft last month in Philadelphia. The 22-year-old Massapequa Park resident played two years for the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) and one year on Region I ODP. Read more here.





Fifa 14

How big is FIFA 14 online? ESPN2 will air the final of the ESPN FC Champions Cup on its soccer show ESPN FC Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. PT. Read more here.



Road to Brazil



Major League Soccer announced on Monday that it will organize a "Road to Brazil" series of international tune-up matches in the lead-up to World Cup 2014 featuring several of the nations heading to Brazil, including reigning champions Spain (Group B), as well as African powers Nigeria (Group F) and Ivory Coast (Group C). Read more here.



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