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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: 9.26.13


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

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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