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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: 3.13.14

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March to Brazil

 

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ESPN will premiere a new series “Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil” this spring, focusing on the U.S. Men’s National Team as it prepares for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Read more here.

 


 

Training Advisor

 

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Check out the latest issue of the Training Advisor, official US Youth Soccer Training Newsletter. See it here.

 


 

Soccer nation mourns Shawn Kuykendall

 

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Shawn had stints with two Major League Soccer teams, including D.C. United; a coaching career that introduced the game to youths and helped talented college players refine their skills; and a vigorous, public battle against a rare cancer that rooted in his chest when he seemed to be in otherwise peak physical health. Read more here.

 


 

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Every player tries to stand out on the field...and then there's Seattle Sounder's DeAndre Yedlin.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.1214

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Live in Georgia?

 

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Show your support of Georgia Soccer to everyone on the road. Get the NEW Georgia Soccer plate at your tag office!

 


 

11 tips for coaching

 

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Ok so the picture is of older kids, but the concepts are still the same. Click here to see 11 tips for coaching the little ones.

 


 

Chance to go to World Cup

 

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McDonald's is giving 25 kids the chance to join the U.S. Men's National Team at the World Cup this summer. Enter the McDonald’s Player Escort sweepstakes for an opportunity for your 6-10 year-old to walk hand-in-hand with a USMNT player onto the field. Enter today.

 


 

Super Man punch goal

 

 

If this isn't a blatant handball we don't know what is. Not quite sure how the ref missed this one.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.11.14

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Soccer on TV

 

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Another week means another week of soccer. Check out what games will be on TV this week.

 


 

CONCACAF Champions League

 

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The San Jose Earthquakes take on Mexican side Deportivo Toluca FC in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals tonight. Read more here.

 


 

Power Rankings

 

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The first MLS Power Rankings of the year are out. See where your team stands. While we're at it, we really like the "The TEAM is the Star" quote in the Real Salt Lake locker room here. See the Power Rankings here.

 


 

US Youth Soccer Photo Event

 

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1. FOLLOW US Youth Soccer National League on Twitter and Instagram, and LIKE us on Facebook.
2. Post a photo related to the theme of each day during the two weeks of National League Boys and Girls play in Las Vegas. March 11-17 are the boys' challenge days and March 17-23 are the girls' challenge days.
3. Make sure to tag your photos using #EarnYourPlace.
4. We'll repost some of our favorite submissions from each day.
5. We'll pick some of our favorite photos from the two weeks and give the players (or coaches!) who post them some US Youth Soccer gear.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.10.14

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MLS Kicks Off

The 2014 MLS season kicked off this weekend with some great plays that you can see in the above video. You can also check out the Goal of the Week nominees here.


Goal celebration of the weekend

Samuel Eto'o helped Chelsea stay atop the English Premier League with a surprise start on Saturday, and he used recent questions about his real age to fuel a funny celebration.


MLS key to USMNT?

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After many of the European-based American players struggled in the loss to Ukraine, it's clear that MLS players will be the key for the U.S. Men's National Team in Brazil this summer.


Inside the march to Brazil

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ESPN will premiere a six-episode series, “Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil,” produced by Jonathan Hock and Roger Bennett, providing a never-before-seen perspective inside the training camp of the men’s national team as its prepares for the World Cup.

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