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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: 5.8.14

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Leading Lady

 

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Helena Costa became the first female coach in the history of men's professional soccer in France. Costa, 36, will replace former head coach Regis Brouard at Clermont, a club which is currently in 14th place in Ligue 2 — France's second tier league — with two games remaining. Read more about Costa.

 


 

How Arsenal players respond to mean tweets
 

 

Arsenal players respond to mean tweets by fans in a way you would expect.

 


 

Crazy free kick

 

 

Teams try crazy free kicks sometimes, and this is definitely one of those. Watch and see if it works.

 


 

From Distance

 

 

A beautiful curling kick is always fun to watch.
 


 

A blast into the past

 

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A look at the Panini stickers of superstar soccer players from 2006 to 2014. Wow!

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.7.14

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Sports Center Top 10 Shout Out

 

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FSA FC gets a nice shout out on Sportscenter's top 10 plays. Check it out here.

 


 

Lukas Podolski juggles with a seal
 

 

Yep. This video IS as amazing as it sounds.

 


 

This. Tifo. Is. Amazing.

 

 

FC Copenhagen v. Brondby, from this weekend may have brought us the greatest TIFO ever. Complete with smoke bombs.

 


 

U.S. Men's National Team Wide Midfielders

 

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It's almost time for Klinsmann to decide who the 30 players are that will be called into camp. Here are some of the outside midfielders that play in the wide role for him that could make it.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.6.14

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MLS Goal of the Week voting
 

Check out the top goals and then vote for your favorite here.

 


 

The Emotional Side of Soccer

 

After watching this video of Liverpool's loss to Crystal Palace you can't say that everyone involved in a soccer club isn't emotionally involved. A lot of players are judged to "just play for the money" but this video shows it means a lot more to them than that.

 


 

Fastest World Cup Goal Ever

 

 

World Cup is just around the corner so you're going to be seeing a lot of World Cup facts. Today we bring you the fastest World Cup goal ever - which took just 11 seconds.

 


 

Gedion Zelalem

 

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US Youth Soccer Alum Gedion Zelalem has been all over the soccer news lately. Reports have it that Zelalem is set to receive U.S. citizenship in the near future and become eligible to play for the U.S. Men's National Team.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.5.14

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US Youth Soccer Show
 

The newest episode of the US Youth Soccer Show is here and it is one that you won't want to miss. Watch above.

 


 

Ronaldo being Ronaldo

 

 

Ronaldo is pretty good at the whole soccer thing. He proves it here.

 


 

New ESPN World Cup Commercial

 

 

It doesn't matter who you are, your national pride will always come out when the World Cup rolls around.

 


 

Patrick Mullins

 

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US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program alum, Patrick Mullins, scored his first MLS goal after being drafted this year by the New England Revolution. Also, the goal was a left-footed laser that is up for Goal of the Week. You probably should stop what you're doing and watch it right now.

 

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