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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: 11.14.14

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USA vs Colombia

 

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The US national team takes on Colombia this afternoon in London (2:45 pm ET, ESPN and UniMas) and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has confirmed that Brad Guzan will start in goal with Jozy Altidore serving as captain.

 


 

Don't do this.

 

Greek amateur side Garipa lost 4-1 with the moment of the game certainly coming in the 74th minute.

 


 

NYFC Jersey Reveal

 

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In case you missed it, New York City FC unveiled their inaugural jersey on Thursday morning. Read more here.

 


 

FIFA Puskas Award

 

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It's that time of year again, when you get to cast your vote for the FIFA Puskas Award. Vote for your favorite here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 11.12.14

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Interesting set-piece

 

Perhaps Czech team FK Pribram thought it could steal a goal while the Teplice defense fell down laughing during this ridiculous set-play scheme.

 


 

Watch out, New England is coming

 

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Suddenly, the New England Revolution is the hottest team in MLS. The Revs are 11-1-1 in their last 13 games, completing a 7-3 aggregate win over the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday before 20,184 fans, the largest MLS postseason crowd ever at Gillette Stadium other than for MLS Cup 2002. Read more here.

 


 

NCAA Women's Tournament Set

 

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The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament draw was conducted on Monday. UCLA, Stanford, Florida State and Texas A&M are the No. 1 regional seeds in the tournament that kicks off on Friday. Read more here.

 


 

Looking for players in new places

 

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If current national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann gets his way, Dempsey’s street soccer background will no longer be an anomaly. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 11.11.14

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USMNT roster announced for upcoming games

 

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The US men's national team announced a 25-player roster on Monday for their upcoming friendlies. Read more here.

 


 

Seattle defeats FC Dallas

 

Seattle goes through to the Western Conference Finals on away goals. Read more here.

 


 

Coach shows his shielding skills

 

 

The PSG coach, who also lifted a European Championship with France, perhaps figured a time-wasting ploy would be OK if he acted like a player, and he does well to shield the ball from Marseille's Dja Djedje.

 


 

Lee Nguyen

 

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The latest edition of our "When They Were Children" series looks at Lee Nguyen's youth soccer experience. The 28-year-old’s 18 goals were fourth best in MLS this season, the most by an American, and led to a call-up for national team duty by Coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 11.7.14

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Great team goal

Check out the one-touch passing on this goal from Sevilla in a 3-1 Europa League victory.


More Europa League magic

Vasyl Kobin turned in this great goal for Metalist Kharkiv last night in their match against Legia Warsaw.


Studio skill

Owen Hargreaves flashed some skill while working in studio.


#LeahStrong

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Leah Still, who is battling cancer, was able to watch her father, Devon, play in an NFL game for the first time last night. Sales of Devon's Cincinnati Bengals jersey has led to $1.25 million donated to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, which received the check during last night's game. Learn more.

 

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