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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: 8.14.14


Sounders crush Fire in USOC semifinal


The Seattle Sounders crushed the Chicago Fire 6-0 in their U.S. Open Cup semifinal to advance to the final to play against the Philly Union. Read more.



Yedlin to join Tottenham



The 21-year-old has finalized a move to England’s Tottenham Hotspur, with the Premier League side paying a fee of $3.5 million. Yedlin has signed a four-year contract with the club, but is being allowed to stay with to the Sounders for the remainder of the 2014 season. Read more.



Lessons I've Learned - Rob Stone



Rob Stone is a Fox soccer analyst who also participates with the US Youth Soccer Show answering your submitted questions. Rob shares a bit about what he has learned over the years in the course of his broadcasting career. For any budding sports broadcaster, now would be a good time to pay attention. Read here.



Nike is back at it


Nike was all over the World Cup with cool advertising and now with all the major soccer leagues about to kickoff Nike is at it again.




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The 50/50 Blog: 8.13.14



The US U-20 Women's National Team defeated China 3-0 to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals. Lindsey Horan scored a pair of goals while National League and Region II ODP alum Rose Lavelle netted the third. 

Cristiano Ronaldo started his season off with two goals as Real Madrid defeated Sevilla 2-0.


Check out the MLS Goal of the Week nominations

US Soccer confirms USMNT match vs Republic of Ireland.


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The 50/50 Blog: 8.11.14


Lavelle talks U.S. U-20 WNT

Lavelle: We always fight to the end

Rose Lavelle, who played in several US Youth Soccer programs, spoke with about the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team's 1-0 victory over Brazil and more. Check it out.

Yedlin to Tottenham?

Another former US Youth Soccer player, DeAndre Yedlin, looks like he's set to make the move to the English Premier League, as he's expected to join Tottenham Hotspur in the coming days.

Coach Lasso is back

NBC Sports brought back Coach Lasso to help promote the upcoming English Premier League season.

Goal of the day



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The 50/50 Blog: 8.08.14


 United States Men's Soccer all-time leader in goals and assists, Landon Donovan announced he would be retiring at the end of the season

Donovan isn't alone in his announcement as Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba announced he would be retiring from international soccer with the Ivory Coast.

The One World Football Project has created an indestructible ball aimed at children who play in rough physical conditions.

Draw lineup complete

The UEFA Champions League play-off draw has been completed.


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