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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: 5.23.14

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23-man roster announced

 

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USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has selected the 23-man roster that will represent the USA at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Read more.

 


 

USMNT players that didn't make it speak out

 

 

Donovan wasn't asked to be on the final 23-man roster so let's sit back and enjoy all the goals he's scored for the USMNT.

 


 

Beach soccer

 

 

Yea... this guy is good at his job.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.22.14

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Fabian Johnson takes advice from his father

 

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Fabian Johnson is expected to start for the U.S. Men's National Team this summer at the World Cup. He attributes it to some advice he got from his father growing up. Find out what his father said here.

 



Soccer with lions

 

Yes... real lions.

 


 

Beckerman and Yedlin

 

 

 


 

Beasely talks U.S. Soccer

 

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DaMarcus Beasley’s role for the U.S. Men’s National team is quite clear. Entering the pre-World Cup camp, the 31-year-old Beasley is a veteran whose presence in defense is looked at to be a calming influence amongst a generally inexperienced back-line. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.21.14

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Brad Friedel reads tweets

 

 

Former U.S. Men's National Team keeper Brad Friedel reads what people have tweeted about him.

 


 

Howard talks 2010 and more from USMNT players

 

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Howard believes 2014 squad better than 2010′s, Dempsey talks Fulham loan, and more. Read here.

 


 

Galaxy 11

 

 

This ad campaign by Samsung pulls in A LOT of the best players in the world. I'm sure it was awesome to film with them all.

 


 

Dutch Goals of the Season

 

 

We saw some German bloopers recently, so let's take a look at some awesome goals from the Dutch Eredivisie League.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.20.14

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Donovan not taking spot for granted

 

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Landon Donovan is, by most estimations, the best player in U.S. Men’s National Team history – but he isn’t taking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance for granted. Read more here.

 


 

DC United Stadium

 

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The road continues for DC United to try and get their own soccer specific stadium. Read more here.

 


 

Manchester United gets new coach

 

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One of the hottest topics in soccer right now is Louis can Gaal has been named head coach of Manchester United with Ryan Giggs as his assistant. Read more here.

 


 

Mark Geiger

 

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Mark Geiger, 39, was selected in January to referee at this summer’s World Cup, becoming the first American since 2002 to be chosen. The honor was 25 years in the making for Geiger, who refereed at the 2000 National Championships — as well as a half-dozen US Youth Soccer Region I Championships and several US Youth Soccer New Jersey State Cups — before eventually becoming a regular referee for Major League Soccer. Read more here.

 

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