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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: 3.18.14

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US Youth Soccer ODP Championships

 

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We've uploaded a gallery of pictures from the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships in Phoenix, AZ. Check them out here.

 


 

Play to the whistle

 

 

This is why coaches tell you from a young age to play until you hear the ref's whistle.

 


 

Step to the attacker

 

 

If you don't step to the attacker you'll pay, as shown here in this La Liga MX clip.

 


 

Chelsea's Petr Cech training

 

 

This is how a world class goalie trains. He's not only stopping soccer balls but also training to be a ball boy at Wimbledon! For serious though, catching a tennis ball point blank has to be tough.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.17.14

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Crazy Goal

 

 

This goal has been floating around the internet recently, and while we don't think it was supposed to be an actually shot... who cares?! This is amazing, and will be a candidate for goal of year!

 


 

What's in the water?

 

 

Here's another spectacular goal coming from the Jordan Pro League. Here's to hoping we'll see many more awesome goals this year.

 


 

US Youth Soccer National League

 

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The 2013-14 US Youth Soccer National League Boys season ended Sunday, and 20 teams have now punched their tickets to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships. See how the teams got to this point by checking out the recaps and videos from the last day of play in Las Vegas.

Day 3 Recap: http://bit.ly/1oejFHJ
Day 3 Video: http://bit.ly/1fRjXlC

 


 

Nike Boots

 

Nike 2014 Summer Boot Pack

I love seeing what cleats kids are wearing at soccer events. There is a wide range of everything to brand new cleats out of the box to old favorites and from basic black, to rainbow colored. Here is the summer collection from Nike that I'm excited to see players wear at Nationals. They'll be hard to miss!

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.14.14

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Iniesta Magic

 

 


 

Andrew Iniesta against Man City in the Champions League showing why he's considered one of the best midfielders in the world.

 


 

A look at Clint Dempsey

 

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Dempsey's road began in the small town of Nacogdoches, Texas, and has taken tours through South Carolina, Massachusetts, Germany, England, South Africa, Seattle and, this summer, to Brazil for his third World Cup. Read and see more here.

 


 

Stadium of the day

 

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This stadium, for FC Bate, completed by Slovenian architects, OFIS, called the ‘Borisov Arena’ in belarus, seats 13,000 guests, can accommodates up to 620 VIP guests, 100 press seats and parking for 800 spectators. Check it out.

 


 

Kohl's American Cup

 

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US Youth Soccer has announced the 2014 national tour schedule for the Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup. The largest recreational soccer tournament in the nation is scheduled to be in 46 locations nationwide. Find out which locations here.

 

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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.

 


 

Haircut

 

 

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

 

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