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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: 12.2.14


MLS Coach of the Year


ben olson

D.C. United’s historic worst-to-first season in 2014 caused a proud Major League Soccer franchise to shine once more, and made a hero out of Ben Olsen all over again. Read more here.



MLS State of the Union


Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will conduct his year-end State of the League event today at 1 p.m. CT. You can watch above or find more info here.



Mark Geiger



The Professional Referee Organization announced on Monday that MLS Referee of the Year, and US Youth Soccer National Championship referee, Mark Geiger will officiate Sunday's MLS Cup Final between the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution. Read more here.






Despite starting just nine of 20 U.S. national team games and missing part of the NWSL season, U.S. national team veteran Abby Wambach is a finalist for the 2014 FIFA Women's Player of the Year. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 12.1.14


US Youth Soccer Boys ODP Interregional



The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, was held Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande Ariz. Follow the last day here.



MLS final set


Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Highlights


New England Revolution vs New York Red Bulls Highlights


U.S. U-17 National Team



The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team kept their unbeaten run in the Nike International Friendlies alive in comeback fashion. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 11.26.14


Thanksgiving facebook





Major League Soccer is hoping that you will share a soccer memory on Twitter using the hashtag #ThanksToSoccer



Referee of the year



After making a name for himself internationally during his time at this summer’s World Cup, Mark Geiger has earned himself domestic recognition. Read more here.



DC United Stadium


DC United stadium

D.C. United's quest for a soccer specific stadium has taken another turn. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 11.25.14


ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional


ODP girls

The 2014 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls Thanksgiving Interregional kicked off yesterday at Spanish River Athletic Park in Boca Raton, Fla. Participating teams are comprised of elite players in the 1997-2000 age groups, from each of the four US Youth Soccer Regions. Teams will play today through November 28. Follow the event here:



MLS Save of the Year


Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando will become the first three-time MLS Save of the Year winner if fans choose his stop over those of Raul Fernandez, Luis Robles and Donovan Ricketts. Vote here.



New York City Away Jerseys



Ten days after revealing their home kit for the 2015 season, New York City FC unveiled their away kit for their inaugural season on Monday. Read more here.



UEFA Champions League



The UEFA Champions League is back in action today. See who is playing here.



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