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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: 10.8.14


Common Goals


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



Kei Kamara



The Crew officially used their top allocation spot on the former Sporting Kansas City and Middlesbrough man Tuesday, a move that head coach Gregg Berhalter said had been coming for some time. Read more here.



New Crew



The Columbus Crew are going to reveal a new look and identity for their club tonight. The Crew is one of the ten original and charter clubs of MLS. They were in it from the beginning. Read more here.



Ronaldo on FB



Cristiano Ronaldo will be the first athlete to pass 100 million Facebook likes. His page is at 99.5 million likes and gaining about 100k likes per day, meaning he will knock it out over the weekend. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.7.14


College Top 25



The top 25 college rankings are in. See if your team made the cut or moved in the standings. See them here.



US Youth Soccer represented well in U-20 camp



All 32 players called into camp by Michelle French share a common thread in US Youth Soccer. Read More.



Miguel Ibarra



The biggest surprise on Jurgen's roster for games against Ecuador and Honduras was 24-year-old Miguel Ibarra of the NASL's Minnesota United. Here's a two-minute highlight reel in which the Californian displays his blazing dribbling skills.



Jurgen talks roster





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The 50/50 Blog: 10.6.14



Roster announced for USMNT Friendlies



It was a long time coming, but US Soccer finally released the US national team roster on Monday morning ahead of international friendlies this week against Ecuador (Friday, 7 pm ET, ESPN) and Honduras (Oct. 14, 8 pm ET, ESPN). Read more here.


Americans Abroad



Here is a link to see how all the Americans playing in other countries did this weekend. Read more here.



U.S. Under-17 National Team defeats Panama



Weaving through the defense and completing a run of 30 yards with a left-footed blast, Christian Pulisic scored his 12th goal of 2014 to give the USA a 1-0 win over Panama and a sweep of the Panama Under-17 Tournament in Panama City.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.3.14





Gerard Houllier, the head of global soccer for Red Bull, told the website L' that he isn't sure if Thierry Henry will retire after the 2014 MLS season but he won't re-sign with the New York Red Bulls with whom he is the final year of a five-year contract. Read more here.



Philadelphia Union miss big opportunity for three points


When the Philadelphia Union signed World Cup veteran Rais Mbolhi during the summer transfer window, they said that he had the ability to steal the team some wins to help them make the playoffs. Instead, it was a massive blunder from the Algerian goalkeeper that may end up costing Philly a spot in the postseason.

Joao Plata



When Joao Plata showed up at the 2011 Players Combine in South Florida he very quickly became one of most talked-about newcomers in Major League Soccer. Learn about his story and see how it may relate to you.




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