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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: 5.14.14

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From distance

 

 

This 19-year-old player bends a beautiful shot into the upper corner from about 40 yards out. A thing of beauty.

 


 

Coaches Blog

 

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This week's Coaches Blog by Sam Snow is a MUST READ. Snow attempts to stimulate conversation between parents and coaches about the similarities and differences between "recreational" and "competitive" soccer. Learn from Snow and other coaches where these differences come from and how they can cause riffs in the development of our youth players. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1gjYowK

 


 

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Copa America Centenario

 

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CONCACAF and CONMEBOL unveiled on Tuesday the logo for the 2016 Copa Centenario, set to take place in the United States. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.13.14

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MLS signs TV deal

 

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Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer have signed new television and media rights partnerships with ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision Deportes, reaching eight-year agreements with the networks to televise MLS and U.S. Soccer matches in the United States through the end of 2022. Read more.

 


 

USMNT 30-man squad

 

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The preliminary 30-man roster has been named for Klinsmann's camp. Find out who made the cut.

 


 

Orlando City unveils new logo

 

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Orlando City SC finally have a new logo to go with their 2015 inaugural Major League Soccer season. Read more here.

 


 

Only during the World Cup

 

 

This video gives us goosebumps every time we watch this....and we've watched this video a lot of times. We can't wait for the World Cup.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.12.14

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MLS Goals

 

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There were a lot of goals this weekend in Major League Soccer this weekend with three teams netting 5 goals each. Watch all of the goals here.

 


 

Close doors game with Belgium

 

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Belgium will face the United States in a FIFA World Cup™ warm-up on 12 June, the opening day of the 2014 finals in Brazil. The friendly will be staged behind closed doors in Sao Paulo. Read more here.

 


 

USMNT Forwards

 

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Here is a look at the forward options that Klinsmann will have to choose from and figure out which to bring to Brazil.

 


 

Liverpool Animation

 

 

They may not have won the English Premier League but this fan video puts some great emotion  behind the club in an animated fashion.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 5.9.14

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Seriously?

 

If anyone else out there can do this I will give them a high five. Any teams out there need someone with good foot skills?

 


 

Bradley Meets SportsCenter

 

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Michael Bradley keeping the tradition of U.S. Soccer players having a "This is Sportscenter" commercial during the World Cup.

 


 

USWNT takes on Canada

 

 

The U.S. Women's National Team took on rivals Canada last night as played to a 1-1 draw. See the highlights above.

 


 

Tying a scarf

 

 

Have tons of soccer scarves but not sure you know how to properly wear them? Let Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall help you.

 

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