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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: 10.24.13

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MLS Pumpkin Contest

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MLSsoccer.com is running its third annual MLS Pumpkin Carving Contest from Thursday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 30. One person's pumpkin carving will be selected based on style, creativity, originality, and its connection to MLS ie: club logos, players etc. The winner will receive one MLS jersey of his/her choice* from MLSGear.com, and the photo of their pumpkin will be featured on MLSsoccer.com on Halloween. Learn more here.
 

 

MLS player looks for US Citizenship

 
Diego
 
New England forward Diego Fagundez confirmed he plans to seek US citizenship after securing permanent residency status earlier this week. Fagundez, 18, now counts as a domestic player for the Revolution after securing his green card. He didn't delve into the specifics surrounding his new status, but he noted the positive outcome represents the first substantive step toward a possible shot with the US national team. Read more here.
 

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic strikes four times

Zlatan
 
PSG were visitors as they faced Anderlechtin UEFA Champions League player yesterday. Check out two of the four goals here that were brilliant on the way to PSG's 5-0 win over the home-side.
 

 

Sam Snow on youth soccer rankings

Sam Snow
 
US Youth Soccer's Director of Coaching, Sam Snow, shares his thoughts on the recent lowering of the ranking age for youth soccer players by a registration company. Read Sam's thoughts here, http://bit.ly/W2HLdW, and then leave a comment about your thoughts on the rankings.
 

 

Stadium of the day

Aviva
 
The Aviva Stadium is located in Dublin, Ireland and is co-owned by both the Irish Rugby Football Union and the Football Association of Ireland. The stadium was officially opened in May 2010 and hold 51,700 spectators. Learn more.
 
 
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