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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: 6.3.14

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Frank Lampard

 

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is leaving the team at the end of this month. Rumor has it he's going to the MLS to join David Villa at NYCFC. Guess we'll have to wait and see. Read more.

 


 

Staying a fan forever in Brazil

 

 

For two years, Brazilian side Sport Club Recife has urged fans to sign up as organ donors. The BBC catches up with the campaign, and it's working better than anyone could have hoped. Read more here.

 


 

Legend Clarence Seedorf

 

 

There was a game between the Real Madrid legends and Juventus legends... and this happened.

 


 

U.S. Women's National Team set for June friendlies

 

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Jill Ellis has named her first roster as the full-time U.S. Women’s National Team head coach and there are plenty of surprises. See the roster here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 6.2.14

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David Villa to NYCFC is official!

 

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The 2015 MLS expansion club on Monday announced Spain's all-time leading scorer, David Villa, as the organization's first player. The 32-year-old, who wlll represent the defending World Cup champions in Brazil this month, joins NYCFC on a three-year deal as a Designated Player. Read more here.

 


 

Neymar gets fancy in practice

 

 

Neymar gets fancy during his penalty kick practice.

 


 

USA defeats Turkey 2-1

 

 

Watch the highlights of the U.S. Men's National Team game against Turkey.

 


 

Dempsey being Dempsey

 

 

I know we were all holding our breath hoping Dempsey would score on this move.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.30.14

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Mix

 

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Mix had the number 10 drop into his lap. He talks about it's importance and we learn more about his upbringing. Read more here.

 


 

Nike ad reigns supreme

 

 

Nike's "Winner Stays" leads the charts in a survey of soccer ads that have popped up ahead of the World Cup. Indeed, Nike, which is not a FIFA sponsor, has three of the top 10 most shared 2014 soccer ads, according to marketing technology platform Unruly.

 


 

Tim Howard

 

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Tim Howard is now on Twitter and you can follow him here. We'll see if he stays up-to-date.

 


 

Dempsey

 

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Miss Dempsey in the last U.S. Men's National Team game? No fears, Klinsmann expecting Dempsey to start against Turkey. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.29.14

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NWSL signs with ESPN

 

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Those looking to get some NWSL games on TV have to look no further. The NWSL has signed a one-year deal with ESPN, which will air nine games in 2014. Read more here.

 


 

Aron Johnannsson

 

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On Tuesday night in San Francisco, after his powerful header hit the Azerbaijan net to clinch the 2-0 U.S. win, the 23-year-old displayed his joy -- both arms in the air, a fist-pump, high fives and hugs. Read more here.

 


 

David Villa

 

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Rumors are floating around that New York City FC is trying to make a move for World Cup-winning forward David Villa. Read more here.

 


 

USA predicted to not make it out of group

 

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While some might argue the U.S. will find a way to advance, American investment banking firm Goldman Sachs thinks otherwise. According to an analysis of the 2014 World Cup, economists at Goldman Sachs predict the USA will fail to make it out of the group stage. Read more here.

 

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