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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: 2.18.14

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Welcome back Champions League

 

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There are 16 teams left in the UEFA Champions League. Check out some of the main story lines from this round.

 


 

Whoops

 

 

Whoops! Don't leave your teammates hanging when celebrating goals!

 


 

Julian Green

 

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Bayern Munich attack prodigy Julian Green has accepted Jurgen Klinsmann's offer to train with the US national team in Frankfurt, Germany, next month, MLSsoccer.com has learned. But that is not a sign that he has opted to declare for the USMNT over Germany. Read more here.

 


 

MLS Fantasy Soccer

 

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Need more soccer in your life? Check out Major League Soccer's Fantasy Soccer. How does it work you ask? Check it out here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.17.14

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Ronaldo to Miami?

 

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Who doesn't love a good rumor? Try this one out. It has been rumored that Beckham is looking into a deal that will take the Portuguese to Major League Soccer in three years’ time. Read more here.

 


 
 

Kljestan making his case

 

 

Sacha Kljestan was one of three Americans abroad to score on Sunday and also added an assist. With the World Cup coming up every American playing is racing to make their case for inclusion. Watch Kljestan above and then read about some other American players.

 


 

 

Nashville FC

 

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Here's a look at the first fully supporter-owned soccer club in the United States, in perhaps the least likely of places, Nashville, Tenn. Created one night by two buddies, the team now has a head coach, freshly minted jerseys, stadium plans in place and – beginning in May – a league to conquer, just like any other team in the country. Read more here.

 


 

The elusive rooster

 

 

Rooster vs. Security. Let's just say the rooster gave them a run for their money.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.14.14

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Happy V-Day from the USWNT

 

 

Hear about Valentine's Day from some of the U.S. Women's National Team

 


 

U.S.A. vs Mexico

 

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U.S. Soccer formally announced Thursday that the USMNT will welcome Mexico for one of their final primers for Brazil on April 2 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Read more here.

 


 

Barcelona being Barcelona

 

 

 

The players on Barcelona have mastered the one touch pass. This video shows a nice exchange between Messi and Dani Alves that is just awesome.

 


 

World Cup Living

 

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Some of the World Cup teams will being living the posh life during their stay in Brazil. Check out some of these accommodations.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.13.14

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USWNT Preparation

 

 

Two days before facing Russia in Atlanta, Ga., the U.S. WNT went 11v11 at the Georgia Dome in a scrimmage that featured some excellent goals and chances. Wish them luck tonight!

 


 

Who do you think?

 

MLSsoccer.com sits down with players and coaches to ask one question: Who has committed the most fouls in MLS history?

 


 

Miami Vice?

 

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David Beckham said he had some proposed names for his new Miami-based MLS expansion team when he met the media last week in South Florida, but it was anyone's guess at the time what that team might actually look like on the field. Read more here.

 


 

FIFA Rankings

 

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The U.S. Men's National Team now holds the number 13 spot in the FIFA Rankings. Check out who else moved around.

 


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