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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: 5.27.14


Donovan breaks MLS record


Watch ALL of Landon Donovan's 136 career MLS goals including his brace against the Philadelphia Union on May 25, 2014.



What. A. Volley.


This goal brought to you by Koichi Aparicio from Peru.



Penalty Kick Fail


Whoops. Missed penalty kick costs a Serbian team their chance to win.



USA vs Azerbaijan


USA plays their first send off series game tonight against Azerbaijan. We're all interested to see what starting lineup Klinsmann puts out. Sounds like we may get a look at the starting lineup against Ghana tonight.



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The 50/50 Blog: 5.23.14


23-man roster announced


23 man

USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has selected the 23-man roster that will represent the USA at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Read more.



USMNT players that didn't make it speak out



Donovan wasn't asked to be on the final 23-man roster so let's sit back and enjoy all the goals he's scored for the USMNT.



Beach soccer



Yea... this guy is good at his job.



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The 50/50 Blog: 5.22.14


Fabian Johnson takes advice from his father



Fabian Johnson is expected to start for the U.S. Men's National Team this summer at the World Cup. He attributes it to some advice he got from his father growing up. Find out what his father said here.


Soccer with lions


Yes... real lions.



Beckerman and Yedlin





Beasely talks U.S. Soccer



DaMarcus Beasley’s role for the U.S. Men’s National team is quite clear. Entering the pre-World Cup camp, the 31-year-old Beasley is a veteran whose presence in defense is looked at to be a calming influence amongst a generally inexperienced back-line. Read more here.




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The 50/50 Blog: 5.21.14


Brad Friedel reads tweets



Former U.S. Men's National Team keeper Brad Friedel reads what people have tweeted about him.



Howard talks 2010 and more from USMNT players



Howard believes 2014 squad better than 2010′s, Dempsey talks Fulham loan, and more. Read here.



Galaxy 11



This ad campaign by Samsung pulls in A LOT of the best players in the world. I'm sure it was awesome to film with them all.



Dutch Goals of the Season



We saw some German bloopers recently, so let's take a look at some awesome goals from the Dutch Eredivisie League.







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