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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: 6.6.14


Undercover freestyler

If we've learned anything from the Internet, it's to never doubt anyone's athletic ability when cameras are around. Watch this soccer freestyler make guys look silly while posing as an old man.

A 1994 profile on Jurgen Klinsmann

From Alexander Wolff's 1994 profile on Klinsmann: "If you were looking for someone to induce America to fall in love with soccer or to make Germany more lovable to the world, Klinsmann would be a perfect choice."

Historic U.S. Soccer goals

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If you missed it, be sure to check out the great series of articles and videos on the most significant goals in the history of U.S. Soccer.

US Youth Soccer Regional Championships - Go and Take It

The US Youth Soccer Regional Championships kick off in 10 days with the Region IV Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Check out the Region IV preview video above and go to our YouTube page to see them all.


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The 50/50 Blog: 6.5.14


English Version of USA World Cup History




U.S. Men's National Team defender John Brooks



When the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup roster was announced, John Brooks’ inclusion was one of the selections that drew the most scrutiny. Read more about Brooks.



Sheep playing soccer



Yep. Someone actually made their sheep do this.






The Nike "Risk Everything" campaign continues and now it's Zlatan Ibrahimovic getting a video done. Here's a preview of what's to come.



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The 50/50 Blog: 6.4.14


Think he's a big deal?


Ronaldo arrives in New Jersey to a large contingent of screaming fans.



MLS Power Rankings



Check out the most recent MLS Power Rankings and see where your team sits.



One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories.


“One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories.” is a video series, coming to on June 8.



Qatar World Cup segment




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The 50/50 Blog: 6.3.14


Frank Lampard



Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is leaving the team at the end of this month. Rumor has it he's going to the MLS to join David Villa at NYCFC. Guess we'll have to wait and see. Read more.



Staying a fan forever in Brazil



For two years, Brazilian side Sport Club Recife has urged fans to sign up as organ donors. The BBC catches up with the campaign, and it's working better than anyone could have hoped. Read more here.



Legend Clarence Seedorf



There was a game between the Real Madrid legends and Juventus legends... and this happened.



U.S. Women's National Team set for June friendlies



Jill Ellis has named her first roster as the full-time U.S. Women’s National Team head coach and there are plenty of surprises. See the roster here.



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