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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: 2.25.14

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Impromptu Selfie

 

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Don't take pictures with fans.... while the game is still going on. Read more here.

 


 

USA vs Ukraine [UPDATE]

 

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We just saw on Twitter that the game between USA and Ukraine is now going to take place in Cyprus. Anything for the safety of the players. Read more here.

 


 

Yet another monster shot

 

 

This one comes from Mexico and is a volley from almost midfield.

 


 

Christen Press

 

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U.S. Women's National Team player and US Youth Soccer Alum, Christen Press, shares how her dog has helped her learn to be a better soccer player. Read here on her blog.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.24.14

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Wiffle Ball

 

 

No, not actual Wiffle Ball. But look how this ball wiffles as it is absolutely smashed by Hamburger SV's Calhanoglu.

 


 

More soccer on TV

 

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Not only is this soccer on TV graphic awesome, but the fact that more soccer is going to be available on TV soon makes us beyond happy. Read more here.

 


 

A little about former USMNT player Brian McBride

 

 

Read more here about how soccer wasn't Brian McBride's first choice as a sport.

 


 

New US Youth Soccer Kohl's American Cup inflatables

 

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Check out these brand new inflatables that will be available for this year's US Youth Soccer Kohl's American Cup events. Let us know what you think!

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.21.14

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Wrong player picked

 

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Fabio Capello was often criticised as England manager for his struggle to grasp the language. But at no point in his time as Three Lions boss did he accidentally call up the wrong player. Read more about his most recent blunder here.

 


 

MLS buys Chivas USA

 

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Major League Soccer on Thursday announced it has purchased Chivas USA from Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes. Effective immediately, MLS will assume responsibility for operating the club. MLS will rebrand the team after the 2014 season. Read more here.

 


 

Last chance to make a case

 

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Aron Johannsson and his American counterparts in Europe have one last weekend to impress Jurgen Klinsmann before the coach has to make final roster choices for the upcoming friendly against Ukraine. See where all the players are playing.

 


 

Goalkeeper training

 

 

This is a pretty awesome goalkeeper training video of Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.20.14

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Kabooooom

 

 

The headline says it all. This is a rocket.

 


 

Big Money = Success??

 

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Toronto FC debuted Julio Cesar at the Walt Disney Classic. Cesar teamed up with Bradley and Gilberto (Defoe, pictured above, didn't play), and the big off-season money spending Toronto FC fell in their first game to the Columbus Crew 3-1. See more MLS offseason results.

 


 

 

Most important words

 

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What your youth athlete wants to hear from you – the parent. We found this article and thought you would enjoy the read. There are a few really strong things that stood out to us. Let us know what you think. If you like it, please tell us. Read it here.

 


 

The Worst Team?

 

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American Samoa's football team were beaten 31-0 by Australia in 2001, earning them the label 'the worst team in the world'. Mike Brett and Steve Jamison's documentary charts the team's progress after former Dutch pro Thomas Rongen arrived to coach them in the art of feeling like winners, on the field and off. Watch the trailer for the documentary here.

 

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