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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: 3.5.14

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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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The 50/50 Blog: 2.28.14

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ESPN FC's Power Rankings

 

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ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop evaluates the best club teams in the world as he compiles his weekly Top 10 countdown! Here is his latest list.

 


 

Klinsmann names USMNT camp players

 

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U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 24 players to training camp in Frankfurt, Germany, to begin preparations for its match against Ukraine on March 5 in Larnaca, Cyprus. Read more here.

 


 

Hart to Hart

 

Comedian Kevin Hart visits the Manchester City facilities in England and takes a penalty kick against his "cousin" Joe Hart.

 


 

This happened

 

 

U.S. Women's National Team forward Sydney Leroux attempts her best impression of Happy Gilmore. She probably should stick to soccer.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.27.14

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Lexi Zisselman Raises $7,500 For Multiple Myeloma Research

 

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Maybe Lexi Zisselman’s career path is destined to be in the front office of a pro soccer team or as an executive at a non-profit organization. The New Hyde Park resident has plenty of time to decide as she is only 12 years old and her first attempt at soccer volunteering was a major success. Read more here.

 


 

Something I've never seen before

 

 

Usually you'll see a team after certain plays, in a show of sportsmanship, easily kick the ball back to the opposing team's keeper to get play restarted. Here you see that go terribly wrong, but then an act of true sportsmanship follows.

 


 

Real Madrid dismantles Shalke

 

 

 


 

From Distance

 

 

High School players hits goal from distance. Keeper may want to hang closer to his goal-line from now on.

 

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