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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: 10.30.14


FC Dallas beats Vancouver


The MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, kicked off in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night as FC Dallas scored a penalty kick goal with six minutes remaining to knock off the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 in the Western Conference Knockout Round at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Read more.



Own Goal


Less than two minutes after kickoff in this Kenyan Premier League game, Gor Mahia went up, 1-0, against Sofapaka. That it came courtesy of a superb own goal from Sofapaka's Eugene Asike didn't prevent Gor Mahia's players from dancing as if they'd hit the net themselves. 



More own goals


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This is a picture of the one thing you're not supposed to kick in your own goal. Read here why two teams in Indonesia we're TRYING to score in their own goals.



Raul to join NY Cosmos



Raul, One of the most decorated players in European soccer history, is officially coming to the North American Soccer League next season. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.29.14


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Soccer America Top 25



We didn't get these in yesterday's 50/50 blog but here they are now. Check out the top 25.



Russia 2018


Russia 2018

FIFA and World Cup 2018 organizers introduced the official logo for the tournament that will be held in Russia for the first time. Read more here.



2014 MLS Goal of the Year voting



The goals kept coming in 2014, and now it's your turn to decide which one was the best. Vote here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.28.14


No more Chivas USA



Effective immediately, Chivas USA will cease operations. On Thursday, Oct. 30, the League will announce a new MLS Los Angeles club and ownership group. The new club will begin play in 2017. Read more here.



Klinsmann named to 10-coach shortlist



A Round of 16 finish at this summer's World Cup may or may not have been enough to satisfy the ever-growing appetite of US national team fans, but it did help earn head coach Jurgen Klinsmann consideration for a lofty award from FIFA. Read more here.



Who doesn't love a good bicycle kick goal?


We do.



New Hi-Vis Nike Ball


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Nike, the official ball supplier to three of the biggest football leagues in Europe — Barclays Premier League, Serie A TIM and La Liga BBVA — unveils the Nike Ordem Hi-Vis ball for the winter season. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.27.14


USWNT wins women's CONCACAF crown




The U.S. WNT rolled past Costa Rica 6-0 to win the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship crown.



Bradley Wright Phillips ties season goal scoring record


A critical match for the shape of the Eastern Conference matchups in the MLS Cup Playoffs concluded the 2014 regular season Sunday evening as Sporting Kansas City played host to the New York Red Bulls at Sporting Park.



Incredible futsal goal


Japan’s Yuki Morata seizes a turnover, nutmegs a defender, sizes up the soon to be helpless Guatemalan keeper, and that’s when things really heat up.



El Clasico Highlights


Real Madrid defeated Barcelona in Luis Suarez' season debut.



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