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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: 3.7.14


Yael Averbuch



Soccer has always been an important part of life for U.S. Women's National Team midfielder Yale Averbuch. The US Youth Soccer Alum has now embarked on a new ambassador role off the field. Read more here.



MLS catches up to MLB



Are MLS players now America’s true “Boys of Summer?”  For the first time in the nation’s history, Major League Soccer (inaugural season: 1996) has caught up with Major League Baseball (founded in 1869) in a significant marker of popularity.  Both leagues can claim 18 percent of 12-17-year-olds as avid fans of their sport. Read more here.




Things not to do



Even professionals make mistakes. Watch this blunder above and then click here to watch a couple more.



MLS Kick off




Major League Soccer kicks off it's season tomorrow with the Seattle Sounders facing the reigning MLS Champions, Sporting Kansas City. Find the whole MLS schedule here.






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