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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: 9.25.13

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Dynamo's Ching says he's done

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Houston Dynamo player and World Cup veteran Brian Ching will hang up his cleats at the end of the 2013 season. Read more about Ching's legacy in the MLS.
 

 

Ringing Out

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The Belles, from Georgia Youth Soccer Association finished 2nd in the US Youth Soccer Regoin III Presidents Cup event in 2012. Now they are playing in the top tier of Georgia soccer with a mix of players that are 17 and younger even though they are a Under-19 team. Read more about the Belles journey.
 

 

Miss a PK? Just bike it in!

 
 
Glenn van der Linder scored this great goal in the Belgium second division. Would you think to try something like this after missing a PK?
 

 

Where are all 549 MLS players from?

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Ever wonder where all 549 players in the MLS grew up playing? There are a total of 62 countries from across the globe represented in the MLS today (Click here for a bigger version of the map).
 

 

Yikes!

 
 
Now this looks painful! Mental note for all soccer players: Don't slide tackle with your face!
Read more about this here.
 
 
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