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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: 10.14.14


Coaches Blog


sam snow

Sam Snow's newest entry to the Coaches Blog is a great one that touches on the importance of appropriate sideline behavior. Read it here.



College Top 25



The college rankings have been updated. See who the top 25 are now.






This goal would have been spectacular... if it hadn't been an own goal.



Inter Miami concept



A designer and fan of soccer in Miami isn't happy with David Beckham taking so long to brand the new MLS team coming to Miami so he created a brand for the team himself. Check it out.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.13.14


U.S. Men's National Team vs Ecuador



Watch the highlights from Friday's game against Ecuador.



FC Dallas clinches playoffs



Our neighbors across the parking lot clinched a spot in the MLS playoffs with this great put-back header by Fabian Castillo.



David Villa scores in Australia



MLS fans get ready. David Villa still has gas in the tank and score in his first appearance on loan in Australia.



Common Goals


common goals

Check out news, education articles, training tips and other content to help grow the game. Read More.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.10.14


Landon Donvoan





Landon Donovan does ODP



The first time Landon Donovan was mentioned in Soccer America -- the first of 3,313 mentions -- was in 1997, on a list of players selected to the "national pool" at the US. Youth Soccer Interregional event we still hold each Thanksgiving. Read more here.



Root for the Sounders



Everyone probably saw this but, in case you missed it, this is a great letter from the Timbers to their fans!



Goalkeeper Training


England's National team putting their goalkeepers through a vigorous reaction training exercise. 



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.9.14


How about this living arrangement?



The team called Arsenal Stadium their home from 1913-2006. More commonly known as Highbury, the stadium shut its doors when the team moved to their new grounds at Emirates Stadium. Rather than put a bulldozer to Highbury, the team converted much of the stadium into luxury condos. What once was a 40-thousand fan stadium now is 724 apartments. Read more here.



Landon Donovan recaps the U.S. Men’s National Team history of Landon Donovan.



Tesho Akindele wants to win Rookie of the Year



Akindele and Matt Hedges of FC Dallas spoof Napolean Dynamite in hopes of helping Akindele win Rookie of the Year.






A new owner, a new coach, a new style of play. And now they have a new name and logo. Read more here.



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