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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: 6.12.14


Mario Balotelli


Nothing crazy but we love to see the beautiful touch world class players possess on the ball.



Skip Work? Landon says yes.





Brazil faces Croatia to open World Cup



The spotlight falls on hosts Brazil as they kick off the 20th edition of the World Cup against Croatia. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the Opening Match -





This isn't just a big event... it's the biggest in THE WORLD. Get ready and join in the excitement!



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The 50/50 Blog: 6.11.14


World Cup Social Media



One of the biggest World Cup battles will be on the digital front as giants like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram try to capitalize on the huge and growing interest of soccer fans on social media. Learn more here.


World Cup Video



Lots of companies have put out a video to try to jump in the World Cup madness. This time it's McDonald's putting out a new one.



American Outlaws



We're all American Outlaws during the World Cup.



USA Training Grounds in Brazil



A video from January about USA's base of camp in Brazil. See where the U.S. Men's National Team will be training during the event.



Region IV Presidents Cup



The US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup kicks off today in Morgan Hill, Calif. Follow the scores here.





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The 50/50 Blog: 6.10.14


The Eagle has landed


USA in Brazil

The U.S. Men's National Team is in Brazil and ready to do work.



New FIFA 15 game coming this year



Going outside and playing soccer is the only right way to do it, but when circumstances prevent you from doing such FIFA is the next best thing. This trailer does a great job of trying to show fans the true emotion that soccer evokes.



Ronaldo meets American Football



While most of the action right now is focused on the European version of football, Ronaldo and his teammates took some time to try out the American one Monday. Read more.



MLS All-Star Voting


MLS All Stars 2014

The MLS All-Stars will face Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Aug. 6 (9:30 pm ET, ESPN2, UniMas, TSN/RDS) at Portland’s Providence Park. MLS fans can vote for 11 players – the All-Star Fan XI – who will then be made available for head coach Caleb Porter. Learn more.


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The 50/50 Blog: 6.9.14


Get to know your U.S. Men's National Team


The World Cup starts on Thursday and if you don't already know all the players on the U.S. Men's National Team here is a great resource for you. If you do know them, you'll still learn some new things!



US Youth Soccer Show - June episode


If you haven't had a chance yet make sure you check out the most recent episode of the US Youth Soccer Show.



USA vs Nigeria



Watch the highlights again for the U.S. Men's National Team's last send off game.



US Youth Soccer Regional Championships



The US Youth Soccer Regional Championships kick off just seven days from now. Watch the Regional Championships promo videos here.



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