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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: 11.5.14


Orlando City SC reveals new jerseys



Orlando City SC, who make their expansion debut in MLS next year, unveiled their inaugural 2015 home kit on Wednesday morning at an event held at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. Read more here.



Great goal from Costa Rica


Esteban Ramirez meets a high ball with his chest, nods it on with his head, and volleys it into the upper corner from 27 yards for what turns out to be Herediano's gamewinner in a 3-2 victory over Saprissa in Costa Rican league play.



SKLZ Training Advisor



Check out the latest issue of the Training Advisor, official US Youth Soccer Training Newsletter... Read More



Soccer America Top 25



Check out the latest Soccer America College Top 25 rankings. Read More.



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The 50/50 Blog: 11.3.14


US Youth Soccer Alum scores a beauty

US Youth Soccer alum Chioma Ubogagu scores a beauty for Stanford.



Ashley Hatch



US Youth Soccer and Legends FC alum Ashley Hatch (pictured left) helped lead #15 ranked BYU to their third straight WCC title. Read more here.



Bradley Wright-Phillips



This beautiful Bradley Wright-Phillips goal set up by Henry helped lead the New York Red Bulls to a win over D.C. United in the first-leg of their Eastern Conference match. 



Americans Abroad



Halloween weekend turned out to be quite kind to a pair of U.S. Men’s National Team players. Read more here.





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The 50/50 Blog: 10.31.14





The new club is scheduled to debut in 2017 in a new soccer stadium in the greater Los Angeles area built specifically for the team. Read more here.



Red Bulls vs Sporting KC



The New York Red Bulls rally past Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference knockout round. Will now face D.C. United in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Read more.



Barcelona looks like they've got basketball down



Neymar, Messi and Mascherano seem to have that whole basketball thing figured out.



Getting that solo goal



Sometimes you just have to go at the goal yourself.... like this.



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The 50/50 Blog: 10.30.14


FC Dallas beats Vancouver


The MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, kicked off in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night as FC Dallas scored a penalty kick goal with six minutes remaining to knock off the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 in the Western Conference Knockout Round at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Read more.



Own Goal


Less than two minutes after kickoff in this Kenyan Premier League game, Gor Mahia went up, 1-0, against Sofapaka. That it came courtesy of a superb own goal from Sofapaka's Eugene Asike didn't prevent Gor Mahia's players from dancing as if they'd hit the net themselves. 



More own goals


soccer ball

This is a picture of the one thing you're not supposed to kick in your own goal. Read here why two teams in Indonesia we're TRYING to score in their own goals.



Raul to join NY Cosmos



Raul, One of the most decorated players in European soccer history, is officially coming to the North American Soccer League next season. Read more here.



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