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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: 2.4.14

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Morgan Brian

 

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An alum of several US Youth Soccer programs, Brian made her first start for the U.S. Women’s National Team in a 1-0 win over Canada on Jan. 31 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Despite being the youngest player currently with the team, Brian looked composed as she played the full 90 minutes in the victory. Read more here.

 


 

Kim DeCesare

 

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Kim DeCesare is taking her considerable soccer skills to New England to play for the Boston Breakers, who selected her in the National Women’s Soccer League Draft last month in Philadelphia. The 22-year-old Massapequa Park resident played two years for the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) and one year on Region I ODP. Read more here.

 


 

FIFA 14

 

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How big is FIFA 14 online? ESPN2 will air the final of the ESPN FC Champions Cup on its soccer show ESPN FC Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. PT. Read more here.

 


 

Road to Brazil

 

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Major League Soccer announced on Monday that it will organize a "Road to Brazil" series of international tune-up matches in the lead-up to World Cup 2014 featuring several of the nations heading to Brazil, including reigning champions Spain (Group B), as well as African powers Nigeria (Group F) and Ivory Coast (Group C). Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.3.14

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Worldwide Sport

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With the Superbowl yesterday it was interesting to find this graph. It just goes to show that soccer is still the number one sport in the entire world.

 


 

USA USA USA

 

The U.S. Men and Women's National Teams both won their game this weekend. The USWNT won 1-0 over rivals Canada and the USWMT defeated South Korea 2-0 to start their World Cup year off right.

 


 

David Beckham Egg Roulette

 

Jimmy Fallon and David Beckham take turns smashing a carton of eggs on their heads in a game of Egg-Roulette.

 


 

In case you missed it

 

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If you missed it last week, we had four one on one interviews with four U.S. Women's National Team players when they were in town. You can catch them all here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.31.14

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Abby Wambach gives some advice

 


Rollin' with the U.S. National Soccer Team

 

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This is not how many professional athletes arrive at work, but when the United States Men’s Soccer Team convenes for a training camp, as it has in advance of Saturday’s exhibition match against South Korea, this is how the players roll. Read more here.

 


 

#Emotion

 

 

Brazilian midfielder Hernanes, headed to Inter Milan, couldn't contain his tears when he stopped his car to speak with Lazio fans on his last day with the club. Hernanes, 28, has been a fan favorite since joining Lazio in 2010. Have any of  you been emotional on the last day with your club or team?

 


 

San Jose Earthquakes

 

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On Thursday evening, the team unveiled its new logo and jerseys for the 2014 team season as part of the club's 40th anniversary celebrations. See more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.30.14

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Pacesetter Soccer Club Partners with Aston Villa

 

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A US Youth Soccer club, Pacesetter Soccer Club, has announced an official partnership with English Premier League team Aston Villa Football Club. The goal of the partnership is to develop top level soccer players in North America. Read more about the benefits of this partnership.

 


 

One on One with Sydney Leroux

 

With the U.S. Women's National Team in Frisco, Texas, right next to our office, we had the chance to sit down with a few of the players. Here is our one on one sit down with forward Sydney Leroux.

 


 

Friendly Fire

 

Jochem Jansen of Dutch club FC Oss had a bad day -- getting knocked down at midfield by his own teammate's free kick.

 


 

Fantastic Scissor Goal

 

Bayern Munich kept alive its quest to become the first Bundesliga team to go an entire season without a loss with a 2-1 win over VfB Stuttgart that was decided on a brilliant goal by Spaniard Thiago.

 

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