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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: 11.5.13

Steve Prince

Barbieri sells possessions to play game she loves

Intent on coming back to soccer, the 33-year-old Melissa Barbieri is selling personal memorabilia to fund her season. Photos, jerseys, whatever trinkets she has from her soccer career, Barbieri’s auctioning off with hopes of covering her expenses. Read more.


Eddie Johnson


Eddie Johnson plays soccer for love, and he plays soccer for money. But deep inside the Seattle Sounders FC forward, there also is a part that plays soccer to quiet those who dislike or doubt him. Read more about why Johnson plays the game.


Training Advisor

Welcome to the Training Advisor from US Youth Soccer and our official training partner SKLZ. The Advisor is designed to offer coaches and players with some great activities to improve performance. See what's in this month's Training Advisor.


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