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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: 4.9.14

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Online Education

 

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Did you know that US Youth Soccer offers a variety of online courses for parents and coaches? Course cover things like basic soccer knowledge for parents, a course about concussions, and even age specific courses for coaches. If you haven't taken one yet you should learn more now.

 


 

Don't break the camera

 

 

Ok... it may not be real. But it sure looks real! Strikes like these from Hazard strike fear into the keepers across the English Premier League and soon the World Cup in Brazil.

 


 

MLS in Atlanta?

 

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has his eyes set on bringing and MLS expansion side to Atlanta. How close is he? Find out here.

 


 

US Youth Soccer Player of the Month

 

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Do you know a youth soccer player who should be recognized for his or her achievements, both on and off the field? If so, send in a nomination to have that young person honored as a US Youth Soccer Player of the Month.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 4.8.14

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Coaches Blog

 

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Did you know that our Director of Coaching, Sam Snow, has a blog about coaching on our website? Make sure you check it out to get some great coaching insight on various topics.

 


 

Daniel Sturridge

 

 

This is a phenomenal video of Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge surprising kids at a local school. The kids are absolutely thrilled to meet one of their heroes.

 


 

Bad Choice

 

 

It is never the right decision to kick the ball away after your opponent scores. In this case, it goes terribly wrong as a player hits his teammate square in the face.

 


 

MLS Power Rankings

 

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Check out the latest Power Rankings from MLSsoccer.com. Where does your favorite team sit in the standings?

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 4.7.14

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Jimmy Conrad for USWNT Coach

 

Now that Tom Sermanni has been released as the Head Coach of the U.S. Women's National Team former U.S. Men's National Team player Jimmy Conrad is gunning for the position.


 

Pele meets with Jon Stewart

 

 


 

Julian Green

 

 

We may have shown this before, but we thought now that Green has played in his first official match we'd give you another glimpse of what could come in the the future for him.

 


 

Common Goals

 

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Check out the most recent issue of our 'Common Goals' newsletter. Keep yourself current each month with the most recent news and upcoming events for US Youth Soccer players, parents and coaches. Read it here: http://bit.ly/1kCE7j9

 

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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

 

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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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