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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: 9.26.14


GOOOAAALLLL... oh wait...



You're supposed to stop the ball from going into your own net!



Jermaine Jones


Jermaine Jones

When the New England Revolution signed the tenacious World Cup veteran last month, they made an investment in one of the most experienced players in American soccer and a savvy veteran to help push them back among the elite of Major League Soccer. Read more here.



MLS top goals for players under 24






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The 50/50 Blog: 9.25.14


Bucking Station Wagon Syndrome



For some kids playing soccer, their biggest battle doesn’t occur on the field, but rather in the backseat of the car on the way home, as one or both parents give their minute-by-minute recap of the game. Read more here.



Footskills lead to fun goals



Most of us would trip over ourselves trying to pull off a rabona. Watch Andre Ayew pull it off to perfection.



Top 25 College Soccer Teams



Check out the most recent weekly college soccer rankings. View them here.



CONCACAF Champions League



Watch the highlights of DC United's win and New York Redbulls' tie in their CONCACAF Champions League games last night.



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The 50/50 Blog: 9.24.14


Stadium expansion



MLS is getting more popular and clubs are taking notice. Toronto FC is one of the handful of teams who are looking to add to their stadium. Read about their project here.



CONCACAF Champions League



Both the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City both won their CONCACAF Champions League games last night.



MLS Playoffs



Major League Soccer announced the dates for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs presented by AT&T on Tuesday. Find them here.



Ronaldo...well... being Ronaldo



Ronaldo was doing Ronaldo type things when he scored four goals in his last outing. Watch them here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 9.22.14

Sam Snow




Messi had a little trouble from the penalty spot this weekend. Watch here.



Lampard is world class



On load with Man City, Lampard spoiled the party for his form team Chelsea. Listen to him talk about how much the Chelsea fans still mean to him after the game.



Sacramento moves on



We hardly ever mention this USL, but MLS hopefuls Sacramento Republic FC had a thrilling comeback against LA Galaxy II to advance to the USL final. Read more here.



Fitness Week



Week 4 of soccer month is all about fitness and keeping yourself physically and mentally in shape for the game. Read more here.



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