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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: 3.25.14

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Miami Stadium

 

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While it is just a rendering, we sure do like the way this image of the prospective stadium in Port Miami looks. Read more here.

 


 

Americanized Europe team logos

 

Logo World Cup

 

Europe's leading soccer teams haven't really been adapted into an American league. It is fun to imagine what American marketers might make out of them if they were to play here. Check out this infographic of what they may look like.

 


 

Jake Keegan

 

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Jake Keegan, who played for the East Fishkill Thunder of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL) for 12 years and in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Olympic Development Program for five years, has been doing a great deal of traveling around the world since becoming a professional soccer player last year. Read more about where Keegan is now.

 


 

Nike relationship further unites U.S. Soccer and US Youth Soccer

 

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Please join us in welcoming Nike Soccer to the team. Official press release here, http://bit.ly/1mqv1dk

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.24.14

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Rooney from distance

 

 

Wayne Rooney is world class. Here is the goal of the weekend that everyone's been talking about.

 


 

Michael Bradley dismantles referee

 

UnrealisticMealyDartfrog Funny! FC Torontos Michael Bradley nutmegs the ref before pushing him over [GIF]

Bradley had was going full speed ahead and this poor referee got in his way. To top it off, the referee was already embarrassed by the pretty meg Bradley put on him.

 


 

Christen Press Hat trick

 

 

Press isn't just good in red, white and blue. Press helps her team dismantle their competition in this game with a beautiful hat trick.

 


 

US Youth Soccer National League

 

 

 

 

The seventh season of US Youth Soccer National League Girls play wrapped up March 21-23 in Las Vegas, Nev., as 48 of the 80 teams met to play the final three games of their season. Read more about the event here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.21.14

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Region I ODP Girls in Russia

 

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Assistant Coach Darren Marshall traveled to Russia to coach the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Under-16/17 Region I team in the 2014 Kuban Spring Tournament. Check out his blog as he recounts their experiences on and off the field!

 


 

Bayern Munich

 

 

A glimpse into the training of Bayern Munich. I'm not going to lie, it looks like it would be a lot of fun training with this group of players.

 


 

NYCFC unveils logo

 

 

Here's the unveiling ceremony for the brand new NYCFC logo. Check it out.

 


 

And then there were eight

 

Champions League

The draw for the final eight teams is done and now we look forward to these great match-ups between these super clubs. Read more about these high profile match-ups.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.20.14

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UCLA Bruins

 

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The NCAA champion UCLA women's soccer team will visit Japan for a 10-day goodwill trip that will include a game against one of the top club teams in the world, INAC Kobe. The Bruins will also visit a U.S. military base to conduct a kids' clinic during their stay in Okinawa. Read more here.

 


 

Feed your World Cup cravings

 

 

Treat your World Cup fever with soccer films. Here is a list that should hold you over. (The above clip is from Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006))

 


 

Which current MLS coaches played in the MLS?

 

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Jay Demerit sits down and tries to guess which current MLS coaches also played in the MLS. Let's see how he does.

 


 

US Youth Soccer meets bubbles

 

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A couple of US Youth Soccer employees got to play Bubble Soccer with some members of the FC Dallas front office yesterday. Thank you to Bubble Soccer USA for making this awesome experience possible.

 

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