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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: 4.4.14

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US Youth Soccer Show

 

The newest episode, and season premier, of The Show will air Monday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports Plus. Can't wait that long?! You can see the whole episode right now!


 

Tidal Wave

 

 



Ok, not the regular kind... but have you ever seen a toilet paper tidal wave before?

 


 

From pitch to classroom

 

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Sir. Alex Ferguson's career isn't done yet even though he may be done with Manchester United. Ferguson is to become a Harvard academic after agreeing to a “long-term teaching position” at the Ivy League university. Read more here.

 


 

Player Highlight

 

Rose Ripslinger

Read more about Rose Ripslinger, the girl who helped her team to become the first team from Iowa to win the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 4.3.14

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U.S. Men's National Team

 

Relive all the drama from last night's game against Mexico.

 


 

Nike Tropical Cleats?

 

Nike Tropical Pack

The new Nike 2014 Mercurial Vapor IX Tropical Boot Pack is inspired by the Brazilian enthusiasm and the rainforest and is released as limited edition. Learn more here.

 


 

Unlikely goal

 

 

Lesson learned from this video: If you've got the chance, take it.

 


 

Pele on youth soccer in America

 

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Pele says the best grass-roots soccer programs in the world are not in Brazil, but in the U.S. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 4.2.14

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Ian Darke prepares for World Cup

 

 

Even announcers have to prepare for the big events.

 


 

New York Cosmos get pranked

 

 

Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi goes undercover at Buffalo Wild Wings in Westbury, N.Y., as he pranks the New York Cosmos

 


 

Soccer on TV

 

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Looking for soccer to watch this week? No fears, here's a list of games being broadcast this week.

 


 

U.S. Soccer launches new website

 

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U.S. Soccer has rolled out a new website at ussoccer.com to offer the entirety of the site's content on mobile devices and desktops while bringing the most relevant topics such as news and updates to the forefront.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 4.1.14

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Bubble Soccer

 

 

You'll just have to watch the video and see for yourself why Bubble Soccer is super fun.

 


 

U.S. Men's National Team away jerseys

 

USA 2014 World Cup Away Kit (1)

 

U.S. Soccer officially unveiled the away kit for the U.S. Men's National Team's trip to Brazil.

 


 

Free kick goal

 

 

He's now 35 years old, but the great Argentine midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme is still making the highlight reels -- here with a free kick for Boca Juniors against archival River Plate.

 


 

Orlando City

 

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The Orlando City Council on Monday approved the construction agreement for the future home of Orlando City SC, giving fans of the 2015 Major League Soccer expansion franchise their first glimpse of the specifics of the planned soccer-specific stadium. Read more here.

 

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