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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: 3.27.15


Great Bicycle Kick


Vitor Hugo of Brazil's Palmeiras and Ismael Blanco of Ecuador's demonstrate how to score spectacularly when you receive a high ball with your back to the goal.


Ronaldo the prankster


ronaldo car


Obviously this is a nice promotional situation for Cristiano’s new boot, but we thought it was pretty funny.



Learn a new trick




US Soccer names new Technical Advisor



In the buildup to last summer’s World Cup, Berti Vogts served his compatriot Jurgen Klinsmann as a special advisor to the U.S. Men’s National Team. On Thursday, the 1974 World Cup winner’s job was made a bit more permanent. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 3.26.15


USMNT vs Denmark Highlights



Minnesota United FC



Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday that Minnesota has been awarded an expansion team that will begin play in 2018. Read more here.



Soccer Players Can Dance


We thought this video was pretty funny. Enjoy!



Honduras vs French Guiana



Not so fast yet on that USA-Honduras match to open the Gold Cup. French Guiana, which has never played in the Gold Cup, stunned the Catrachos, 3-1, in the first leg of their playoff series. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 3.25.15


USMNT vs Denmark



While a meeting with the Swiss awaits on March 31, Denmark is the first stop. Read more here.


MLS to make announcement about Minnesota today



Major League Soccer and Dr. Bill McGuire are set to make an announcement at an event to be held today at noon ET and streamed live on Read more here.



Take a look at this cool field



The Float at Marina Bay is located on the waters of the Marina Reservoir in Marina Bay, Singapore and is the world’s largest floating stage. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 3.23.15


Klinsmann names roster



U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann will bring 23 players to Europe for important friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Read more here.



MLS Soccer Specific Stadiums



The San Jose Earthquakes' Avaya Stadium becomes 15th soccer stadium in MLS. Check out this infograph of all the soccer specific stadiums in the league.



How much money was on the field in "El Clasico?"



There is a lot of money on the field when Barcelona and Real Madrid meet. Find out more here.



US Youth Soccer National League Concludes


he 2014-2015 US Youth Soccer National League season has come to a conclusion as the girls season finished Sunday. Watch the highlights above and then learn more about National League here.





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