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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: 4.2.14

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Ian Darke prepares for World Cup

 

 

Even announcers have to prepare for the big events.

 


 

New York Cosmos get pranked

 

 

Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi goes undercover at Buffalo Wild Wings in Westbury, N.Y., as he pranks the New York Cosmos

 


 

Soccer on TV

 

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Looking for soccer to watch this week? No fears, here's a list of games being broadcast this week.

 


 

U.S. Soccer launches new website

 

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U.S. Soccer has rolled out a new website at ussoccer.com to offer the entirety of the site's content on mobile devices and desktops while bringing the most relevant topics such as news and updates to the forefront.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 4.1.14

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Bubble Soccer

 

 

You'll just have to watch the video and see for yourself why Bubble Soccer is super fun.

 


 

U.S. Men's National Team away jerseys

 

USA 2014 World Cup Away Kit (1)

 

U.S. Soccer officially unveiled the away kit for the U.S. Men's National Team's trip to Brazil.

 


 

Free kick goal

 

 

He's now 35 years old, but the great Argentine midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme is still making the highlight reels -- here with a free kick for Boca Juniors against archival River Plate.

 


 

Orlando City

 

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The Orlando City Council on Monday approved the construction agreement for the future home of Orlando City SC, giving fans of the 2015 Major League Soccer expansion franchise their first glimpse of the specifics of the planned soccer-specific stadium. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.31.14

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EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup

 

 

EA Sports released its developer video for its EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup video game spotlighting its 10 game modes. If you're more into virtual soccer than actual soccer you should pick this up. After playing, go outside and kick around a real ball!

 


 

Bundesliga goals
 

 

Sometimes you just have to take the ball on your own and smash it into the back of the net.

 


 

Start watching the MLS

 

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Roughly half of the 23-man American roster this summer is expected to come from the United States' domestic pro league, Major League Soccer. Contrast that to 2010, when just four MLS players wore the red, white and blue for the USMNT; the rest of the team was composed of guys who played pro ball in foreign leagues. Read more here.

 


 

Tab Ramos named assistant

 

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With a little more than two months until the World Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann has made a shakeup to his US national team coaching staff, adding Tab Ramos as an assistant and dropping longtime deputy Martin Vasquez, US Soccer announced on Sunday. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.28.14

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Gedion Zelalem

 

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With the US national team having already pulled off one of their biggest recruitment coups in some time with Bayern Munich youngster Julian Green's recent commitment to the Yanks, Jurgen Klinsmann’s staff isn’t resting on their laurels. The USMNT is targeting yet another big-time European prospect: Arsenal product, and former US Youth Soccer Alum, Gedion Zelalem.

 


 

A Texas World Cup?

 

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Why not let Texas host its own World Cup?

Sure, that's probably something that not even FIFA would dare to do — would they? — but with a list of 10 host cities, a dozen stadiums and a whole slew of population figures, why the heck not? Sure we know it's never going to happen, but we sure like the sound of it since our office is based in Dallas! Read more here.

 


 

Zlatan Stamps

 

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According to the Postal Service, Zlatan’s iconic schnoz will appear on five different stamps and come in a special booklet of ten stamps. You know you're an icon when you get on a postage stamp. Read more here.

 



Victor Valdez

 

 

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdez tore his ACL in his last regular season game. Barcelona put out this great video letting him know how much they will miss their keeper.

 

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