Check out the weekly blogs

Online education from US Youth Soccer


US Youth Soccer Pinterest!

Check out the national tournament database

Sports Authority


Wilson Trophy Company

Happy Family

Olive Garden

Thanks Mom and Dad!

Play Positive Banner

Print Page Share

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: 11.18.14


Now that is a tifo



The above video is drone footage taken at the club’s Estadio Atanasio Girardot Medellin prior to Saturday night’s game against Deportivo Cali. The banner was created and displayed as a tribute for the club’s 101st birthday, which was Friday, the day before.



USMNT vs Ireland



USA takes on Ireland today. Watch on ESPN 2 & UniMas at 1:45 p.m. CT



Seattle vs LA



They've met 21 times as MLS clubs, with the Galaxy holding a 9-7-5 series edge, including wins in three of four playoff encounters and losses in Open Cup quarterfinals in 2010 and 2011. MLS talks about the most memorable games between the two sides.



San Jose Earthquakes Stadium coming along


San Jose

Yep. That's a big video board that just went up. You can follow the stadium going up here. Also, it looks like the New England Revolution are pushing for a soccer specific stadium!



Comments (0)


The 50/50 Blog: 11.17.14


Showboat of the year nominee


Elton Martins didn’t make any friends on Deportivo Cali with this stoppage-time trick in Medellin’s 3-2 win on Saturday, but he has plenty of admirers on the showboat circuit.



USMNT vs Colombia


In case you missed it, Colombia knocked off the U.S. Men's National Team 2-1 in front of more than 24,000 at Craven Cottage in London on Friday. Watch the highlights.



Turkish Airlines - Drogba vs Messi


Messi competing with yet another superstar in a Turkish Airlines Commercial. This time it's Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.






Have you voted for the 2014 MLS GOTY yet? If not, vote now.



Comments (0)


The 50/50 Blog: 11.14.14


USA vs Colombia


USa vs COl
The US national team takes on Colombia this afternoon in London (2:45 pm ET, ESPN and UniMas) and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has confirmed that Brad Guzan will start in goal with Jozy Altidore serving as captain.



Don't do this.


Greek amateur side Garipa lost 4-1 with the moment of the game certainly coming in the 74th minute.



NYFC Jersey Reveal



In case you missed it, New York City FC unveiled their inaugural jersey on Thursday morning. Read more here.



FIFA Puskas Award




It's that time of year again, when you get to cast your vote for the FIFA Puskas Award. Vote for your favorite here.



Comments (0)


The 50/50 Blog: 11.12.14


Interesting set-piece


Perhaps Czech team FK Pribram thought it could steal a goal while the Teplice defense fell down laughing during this ridiculous set-play scheme.



Watch out, New England is coming



Suddenly, the New England Revolution is the hottest team in MLS. The Revs are 11-1-1 in their last 13 games, completing a 7-3 aggregate win over the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday before 20,184 fans, the largest MLS postseason crowd ever at Gillette Stadium other than for MLS Cup 2002. Read more here.



NCAA Women's Tournament Set



The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament draw was conducted on Monday. UCLA, Stanford, Florida State and Texas A&M are the No. 1 regional seeds in the tournament that kicks off on Friday. Read more here.



Looking for players in new places



If current national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann gets his way, Dempsey’s street soccer background will no longer be an anomaly. Read more here.



Comments (0)