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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: 12.20.13


Samsung Pairs with Soccer Stars

What would happen if the world were to end and soccer stars were left to our aid? Find out in this creative new Samsung ad.


Best Moment in U.S. Soccer History

Abby Wambach's game-tying goal in the closing minutes of stoppage time against Brazil in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinals has been voted by fans as the best moment in U.S. Soccer history. What do you think of the results?


All-Time Women's National Team Best XI

Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, and Mia Hamm were among the icons recognized by U.S. Soccer as its all-time women’s best XI as part of their ongoing centennial celebration. See who else made the list.


US Youth Soccer Award Nominees


US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce all of the regional nominees for the US Youth Soccer Awards. Check them out.

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The 50/50 Blog: 12.19.13


Today's special edition of the blog features a BuzzFeed article by Mike Spohr. How many of you get these feelings when you watch your kid play soccer?

24 Stages Of Watching Your Kid Play Soccer

1. Your alarm goes off even earlier than it does during the work week.


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The 50/50 Blog: 12.18.13


Oregon teens head to India

A group of 16- and 17-year-old players with Oregon's Olympic Development Program will travel to India as part of the Goals for Girls project. Read more about why.


America's most searched soccer terms

Not Lionel Messi. Not Cristiano Ronaldo. Not Zlatan Ibrahimovic or even, for that matter, Alex Morgan. When it comes to Google’s most searched soccer players in the United States last year, an old but perhaps surprising name tops the list: Landon Donovan. Find out who else here.



Germany's Bild newspaper dubbed Dortmund's Marco Reus "Rambo" after he bulldozed an assistant referee, but to be fair, Hoffenheim's Jannik Vestergaard shoved Reus into the official.


Bob Bradley

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The wait continues to see where former U.S. Men's National Team coach Bob Bradley will end up. Here are some thought as to where that might be.

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The 50/50 Blog: 12.17.13


Little girl teases Suarez

This little girl pulls off a handshake prank to Liverpool's Luis Suarez before Tottenham took on Liverpool. Watch the video here.


DMCV Sharks

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The road for the defending 2013 US Youth Soccer Under-16 Girls National Champion Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks began December 5 with National League games in Wilson, NC, and they hope it ends playing in the US Youth Soccer National Championship game in Germantown, MD.


US Youth Soccer ODP

The U.S. ODP Boys Winter Interregional for boys from the 1998 age group will take place Dec. 20-22 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Soccer America even has the rosters posted and they can be found here.


Eddie Johnson to DC United?

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Could Eddie Johnson be set to join 2013 US Open Cup winners DC United after not being re-signed by Seattle? Read more here to find out.

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