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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: 9.27.13

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Soccer Month

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Today marks the end of the last full week of Youth Soccer Month. We hope everyone has enjoyed this month and focused on fun, family, friendship and fitness! Make sure you take time to enter for your last chance to win one of our great prizes.
 

 

Oh No!

 
Flamengo midfielder Elias misses this chance from one yard out. This is one of those moments that makes you hurt, laugh and hope this never happen to you on camera in the future!
 

 

Soccer Dogs

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As a notorious frisbee fan, Zak was appalled to see that his dogs had a new love....soccer balls! Here, Zak shows us a few tricks to do with a soccer ball to keep your dogs happy at the park!
 
 

 

Stadium we Love - The Float at Marina Bay

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There are a lot of awesome stadiums and soccer fields around the world and this is one of our favorites. The world’s largest floating stadium, this has been the venue for the annual National Day Parade since 2007, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010. It is fixed to the seabed by six pylons and can bear the total weight of 9,000 people. Leave a comment on the blog with which stadiums you like most around the world and why and we'll feature them in our blog!
 

 

MLS Powerhouses Collide

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This Sunday, four of the top teams in Major League Soccer collide in two huge marquee matchups. The New York Red Bulls (first place in the East) take on Seattle (first place in the West) while Portland looks to widen its gap over Western Conference rivals and defending champions LA Galaxy. Where does your team sit in the standings?
 

 
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The 50/50 Blog: 9.26.13

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Former US Youth Soccer ODP Player Tori Ball

 
 
Former Alabama US Youth Soccer ODP Player, Tori Ball, went to Africa to help underprivileged kids. Watch above to hear her story and then read more about Tori's experience on Auburn's website.
 

 

Free Kick Mind Games

 
 
A German fourth division side, Rot-Weiss Essen, plan and execute a perfect free-kick. We're pretty sure it would have gone in without all the theatrics, because it was a brilliantly struck kick, but it's always fun to see teams mix it up!
 

 

2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships by the Numbers

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Click the following link to check out a great infographic we put together about some of the numbers involving this years 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships: Click here.
 

 

Danny Mwanga's Journey to U.S. Citizenship 

  
 
Danny Mwanga, who played in the 2009 US Youth Soccer National Championship Under-18 Championship match with WSM Internationals, shares his journey of becoming a U.S. Citizen.
 

 

Richard Jata's story on MLS Storytime

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You may have never heard of Richard Jata, the third to last pick in the 2009 MLS Super Draft. Take a second and listen to the story of how Jata got to experience the moment of a lifetime and how he's still involved with soccer. We love hearing motivational stories of former US Youth Soccer Players (Jata played for US Youth Soccer ODP Region III).
 
 
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The 50/50 Blog: 9.25.13

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Dynamo's Ching says he's done

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Houston Dynamo player and World Cup veteran Brian Ching will hang up his cleats at the end of the 2013 season. Read more about Ching's legacy in the MLS.
 

 

Ringing Out

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The Belles, from Georgia Youth Soccer Association finished 2nd in the US Youth Soccer Regoin III Presidents Cup event in 2012. Now they are playing in the top tier of Georgia soccer with a mix of players that are 17 and younger even though they are a Under-19 team. Read more about the Belles journey.
 

 

Miss a PK? Just bike it in!

 
 
Glenn van der Linder scored this great goal in the Belgium second division. Would you think to try something like this after missing a PK?
 

 

Where are all 549 MLS players from?

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Ever wonder where all 549 players in the MLS grew up playing? There are a total of 62 countries from across the globe represented in the MLS today (Click here for a bigger version of the map).
 

 

Yikes!

 
 
Now this looks painful! Mental note for all soccer players: Don't slide tackle with your face!
Read more about this here.
 
 
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The 50/50 Blog: 9.26.13

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Former US Youth Soccer ODP Player Tori Ball

 
 
Former Alabama US Youth Soccer ODP Player, Tori Ball, went to Africa to help underprivileged kids. Watch above to hear her story and then read more about Tori's experience on Auburn's website.
 

 

Free Kick Mind Games

 
 
A German fourth division side, Rot-Weiss Essen, plan and execute a perfect free-kick. We're pretty sure it would have gone in without all the theatrics, because it was a brilliantly struck kick, but it's always fun to see teams mix it up!
 

 

2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships by the Numbers

2013 NATIONALS WITH ANG10-22
 
Click the following link to check out a great infographic we put together about some of the numbers involving this year's 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships: Click here.
 

 

Danny Mwanga's Journey to U.S. Citizenship 

  
 
Danny Mwanga, who played in the 2009 US Youth Soccer National Championships with Under-18 WSM Internationals, shares his journey of becoming a U.S. Citizen.
 

 

Richard Jata's story on MLS Storytime

Richard Jata
 
You may have never heard of Richard Jata, the third to last pick in the 2009 MLS Super Draft. Take a second and listen to the story of how Jata got to experience the moment of a lifetime and how he's still involved with soccer. We love hearing motivational stories of former US Youth Soccer Players (Jata played in Region III ODP).
 
 
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