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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: 3.20.14

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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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The 50/50 Blog: 3.19.14

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Even the PGA likes our FootGolf Video!

 

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We were ecstatic when we found that the PGA had used our FootGolf video on their website. Click here for more information about this new sport that is growing in popularity.

 


 

Julian Green

 

 

The big soccer news right now is Bayern Munich player Julian Green has filed for a one time FIFA switch to play for the U.S. Men's National Team. Green will now be vying for a spot on the 2014 World Cup squad. See more clips here.

 


 

Bubble Soccer

 

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A couple of us our going over and playing Bubble Soccer with the Front Office Staff at FC Dallas. As you can tell from the video above....it is going to be awesome!

 


 

Steve Cherundolo
 

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Veteran US national team and Bundesliga defender Steve Cherundolo will announce his retirement on Wednesday, according to a report in the German newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung. Read more here.

 

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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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