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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: 2.11.14

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A thing not to do

 

Mental note: Don't do this. Ever. Please be smarter than this Italian amateur soccer player.

 


 

Kendall Higgs

 

Kendall Higgs

Kendall Higgs, pictured right, a member of the Boca United organization's Under-16 Division girls' team, will get her first taste of international competition when she plays for the Region III team in the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Regional International Tournament in Costa Rica from Feb. 13-20. Read more here.

 



Top EPL saves of the week

 

 

One of the best faces in soccer is the face of a player who gets utterly robbed by a great save. Check out these saves in the past weekend of EPL play.

 


 

First American player in Afghanistan

 

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Nick Pugliese went somewhere that not many are willing to go in today's world. And in doing so, he ended up living out a soccer dream. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.10.14

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U.S. Women's National Team Highlights

 

The U.S. Women's National Team played a friendly against Russia last week and we loved seeing all the goals coming from US Youth Soccer alumni.

 


 

Chelsea vs Newcastle

 

 

We don't bring you much English Premier League action but this backheel pass from Eto'o to Hazard is too good not to share. It is the second goal of the game.

 


 

Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaallllll

 

 

Bicycle kick goals literally never get old. Also, when announcers get into goals scored, it just makes the moment that much better.

 


 

What are the MLS teams up to during preseason?

 

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Take a look at what's going on during the MLS preseason. You may be surprised at some of the things that are going on.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.7.14

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Tackling... you're doing it wrong

 

Sometimes people have to resort to American Football tackling to bring down a player...

 


Juan Agudelo

 

 


 

Juan Agudelo doing Juan Agudelo things by scoring this fantastic goal in his game against PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie League.

 


 

Soccer in Atlanta

 

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In one of the clearest indications yet that Atlanta could be next in line of a Major League Soccer expansion franchise, Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay told local officials Thursday that his side is "far along in negotiations" with MLS about bringing a team to the city, the league's first foray into the Southeast outside of Florida in league history. Read more.

 


U.S. Women's National Team

 

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The U.S. Women's National Team looks to continue its winning ways in 2014 as it faces off against Russia Saturday, February 8 in Boca Raton, Fla. and then again Tuesday February, 11 in Atlanta.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.6.14

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SNOOOOOOWWWWWW

 

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When I see snow now, the first thing that comes to mind is USA's victory over Costa Rica in the snow. Since it is snowing today in Texas I thought I should pay tribute to this match. Be careful if you are out playing in the snow and make sure to stay warm!

 


 

MLS Preseason

 

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The MLS preseason is underway. Check out some of the scores and highlights from yesterday here.

 


 

Wow...

 

You've got to feel for the goalkeeper of Real Sociedad in their game against Barcelona. Watch the video above to see why.

 


 

NYCFC

 

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New York City FC is giving everyone a chance to design the logo for their new team. This is one of the favorites we have seen. Check out more here and learn how to submit your own.

 


 

National Signing Day

 

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Congratulations to all our US Youth Soccer players who had the opportunity to sign to play for a college yesterday. Never quit striving for your dreams.

 

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