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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: 8.29.14

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Klinsmann names 22-man roster for friendly

 

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Jurgen Klinsmann was not kidding when he said he would be looking at some younger players at the start of the new cycle. Included in the roster is US Youth Soccer Alum Jordan Morris who was the Under-17 Boys Golden Ball winner at the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships. Read more.

 


 

Ronaldo named 2013/2014 UEFA Best Player in Europe

 

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The Portugal captain received the 2013/14 accolade at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from UEFA President Michel Platini. Read more here.

 


 

UEFA Champions League Draw

 

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If you missed the Champions League draw yesterday see what teams will be matched up in this year's season. Read here.

 


 

Youth Soccer Month

 

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September is Youth Soccer Month! Make sure you check out our Youth Soccer Month website so that you are up-to-date with all that is happening.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 8.27.14

Stickley

New York Red Bulls win first ever CCL match

 

 


 

Jermaine Jones practices with New England

 

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For Jermaine Jones, the New England Revolution’s desire to sign him was more than enough to convince him that the club should be his future home. Read more here.

 


 

Soccer America's College Top 25

 

 

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Check out who is in this week's men's and women's Soccer America College Top 25. Click here to find out.


 

One last USMNT game for Donovan

 

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Landon Donovan has not yet played in his final match for the U.S. Men’s National Team, but now we know when that final match will be. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 8.26.14

Stickley

Juggling

 

See? All that juggling you practice can pay off to help you score!

 


 

MLS Goals of the Week

 

 

There were some great goals this week in the MLS. Vote for your favorite.

 


 

Tim Howard the author

 

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U.S. World Cup goalkeeper Tim Howard has parlayed his success into a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers, which will publish his memoir, "The Keeper," due out on Dec. 9. Read more here.

 


 

Saving a life

 

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Ok. This isn't soccer news. But everyone should enjoy this feel good story about a USC football player jumping from a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Read it here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 8.25.14

Stickley

Seattle vs. Portland

Seattle took sole possession of first place in the MLS Western Conference with a win Sunday against rival Portland.


Jones to New England

After weeks of reports about Jones's next destination, the New England Revolution announced on Sunday that the gritty United States national team midfielder will be a Rev going forward.


EPL: Week 2 recap

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See what some of the top story lines were from the weekend's English Premier League games.


NWSL final matchup set

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No. 1 seed Seattle Reign needed late heroics to defeat the Washington Spirit, while FC Kansas City shut out the Portland Thorns to advance to the final.

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