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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: 3.7.14

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Yael Averbuch

 

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Soccer has always been an important part of life for U.S. Women's National Team midfielder Yale Averbuch. The US Youth Soccer Alum has now embarked on a new ambassador role off the field. Read more here.

 


 

MLS catches up to MLB

 

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Are MLS players now America’s true “Boys of Summer?”  For the first time in the nation’s history, Major League Soccer (inaugural season: 1996) has caught up with Major League Baseball (founded in 1869) in a significant marker of popularity.  Both leagues can claim 18 percent of 12-17-year-olds as avid fans of their sport. Read more here.

 

 


 

Things not to do

 

 

Even professionals make mistakes. Watch this blunder above and then click here to watch a couple more.

 


 

MLS Kick off

 

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Major League Soccer kicks off it's season tomorrow with the Seattle Sounders facing the reigning MLS Champions, Sporting Kansas City. Find the whole MLS schedule here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.6.14

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International goals roundup

 

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Here is a roundup of the international goals from yesterday's games. This was one of the last international dates of play before countries must decide on their roster for the World Cup. Watch the goals here.

 


 

Pitch Invader

 

 

This isn't an animal invading the field, nor is it an adult. Watch how Neymar and his teammates take this kids' run onto the field and turn it into a highlight of a lifetime....to the dismay of the South African staff.

 


 

Magista

 

 

Nike has revealed their newest cleat today, the Nike Magista. Watch the video above and then learn more about it here.

 


 

USMNT vs Ukraine

 

 

It may be to painful to relive, but here are the highlights of yesterday's game against Ukraine. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann afterwaards said that, "It would be a miracle if we had played well, still we need these games.” Read more to find out why he thinks this.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.5.14

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USMNT vs. Ukraine

The U.S. Men's National Team plays Ukraine today at 2 p.m. ET. Here are seven players who need to make a last case to make the roster.


USWNT 1, Japan 1

The U.S. Women's National Team played to a 1-1 draw with Japan in its opening match of the Algarve Cup. The Americans' goal came from Sydney Leroux, and it got the person running the Twitter account pretty excited...

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 3.4.14

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New U.S. National Team jerseys

U.S. Soccer and Nike unveiled the new U.S. Men's and Women's National Team home kit for 2014, which will be worn by the men at the World Cup in Brazil.


Cal South sweeps ODP Championships

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For the second straight year, California South swept the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships, which took place Feb. 28- March 2 in Phoenix, Ariz. Read recaps of the action and check out video from the championship matches here.


USMNT vs. Ukraine is still on

Despite off-field issues in Ukraine and Cyprus, the U.S. Men's National Team's game against Ukraine is still to be played on Wednesday. Learn more about the matchup here.


Beauty from Benteke

Christian Benteke scored a pair of goals in Aston Villa's 4-1 win over Norwich City, and his first strike is a must-see. Watch it above.

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CHICAGO (March 3, 2014) – U.S. Soccer and Nike have unveiled a new U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team home kit for 2014. - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2014/03/140303-new-kit.aspx#sthash.crUVtTyZ.dpuf

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