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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: 4.29.14

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US Youth Soccer ODP Player Spotlight

 

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Courtney McLeod didn’t have your typical spring break trip. Instead of opting for the beach or another usual hangout for teenagers, the South Florence senior traveled to Italy with a team of 17 all-star soccer players from the Olympic Development Program’s Region III. Read more here.

 


 

MLS Save of the Week

 

 

Which save do you think was the best of the week? Vote here.

 


 

American saves Costa Rican soccer club

 

 

This short video profiles David Patey, the American ex-pat who saved C.S. Herediano, one of the Costa Rica's most beloved and important soccer clubs.

 


 

USMNT Centerbacks

 

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For the first time since 1998, the U.S. Men’s National Team could head into the World Cup with no starting experience from their centerback pair. Read more about the prospective US World Cup centerbacks here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 4.28.14

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Right Footed Rocket

 

It's not easy to score on Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando but Vancouver's Sebastian Fernandez hit a beauty of a shot to grab a tie for his team in Salt Lake.

 

 

Eastern New York ODP

 

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The Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams from the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) continue to make a good impression on their tours of Italy during 2014. Read more here.

 


 

US Youth Soccer National Youth License

 

Looking to take a National Youth License Coaching Course? Here is a map with locations of upcoming events. Learn more about the National Youth License here.

 


 

Goal from almost midfield

 

 

A beautiful goal that hurts a little to watch because it's on our American keeper Brad Guzan. But man, what a shot!

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 4.25.14

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Risk Everything

 

Nike have launched the second part of its ‘Risk Everything’ campaign with an awesomely epic film called “Winner Stays.”

 


 

Hurley gets ready for World Cup

 

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In light of this summer’s global celebration of soccer, Hurley is encouraging national pride in and out of the water with the debut of the Phantom National Team boardshorts, supported by the “Fly The Flag” campaign. Read more here.

 


 

Nike Superfly's

 

Together with the Hyper punch Nike Mercurial Superfly 2014 Football Boot Release colorway, Nike also unveiled a blackout colorway of the new Nike Superfly Boot. Learn more here.

 


 

Chelsea wonder goal

 

 

A Chelsea U-21 player scores a brilliant wonder goal. Watch above to see it.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 4.24.14

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FIFA Boardroom

 

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Swiss photographer Luca Zanier has released a series of images called "Corridors of Power" in which the rooms and spaces where powerful people make important decisions are depicted without those powerful people. One of the photographs in the series shows the rarely seen FIFA executive committee boardroom at their headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. To see more from this series click here.


Diego Simeone

 

 

Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simeone may be busy chasing a Champions League title but he still finds time to play some soccer with his son.

 


 

Dynamo vs Red Bulls

 


One of these teams ends  up with a hat trick, and the other has a couple of miraculous saves to keep it from being a blow out. Watch to see which is which.

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