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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: 5.9.14




If anyone else out there can do this I will give them a high five. Any teams out there need someone with good foot skills?



Bradley Meets SportsCenter


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Michael Bradley keeping the tradition of U.S. Soccer players having a "This is Sportscenter" commercial during the World Cup.



USWNT takes on Canada



The U.S. Women's National Team took on rivals Canada last night as played to a 1-1 draw. See the highlights above.



Tying a scarf



Have tons of soccer scarves but not sure you know how to properly wear them? Let Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall help you.



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The 50/50 Blog: 5.8.14


Leading Lady



Helena Costa became the first female coach in the history of men's professional soccer in France. Costa, 36, will replace former head coach Regis Brouard at Clermont, a club which is currently in 14th place in Ligue 2 — France's second tier league — with two games remaining. Read more about Costa.



How Arsenal players respond to mean tweets


Arsenal players respond to mean tweets by fans in a way you would expect.



Crazy free kick



Teams try crazy free kicks sometimes, and this is definitely one of those. Watch and see if it works.



From Distance



A beautiful curling kick is always fun to watch.


A blast into the past




A look at the Panini stickers of superstar soccer players from 2006 to 2014. Wow!



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The 50/50 Blog: 5.7.14


Sports Center Top 10 Shout Out



FSA FC gets a nice shout out on Sportscenter's top 10 plays. Check it out here.



Lukas Podolski juggles with a seal


Yep. This video IS as amazing as it sounds.



This. Tifo. Is. Amazing.



FC Copenhagen v. Brondby, from this weekend may have brought us the greatest TIFO ever. Complete with smoke bombs.



U.S. Men's National Team Wide Midfielders


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It's almost time for Klinsmann to decide who the 30 players are that will be called into camp. Here are some of the outside midfielders that play in the wide role for him that could make it.



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The 50/50 Blog: 5.6.14


MLS Goal of the Week voting

Check out the top goals and then vote for your favorite here.



The Emotional Side of Soccer


After watching this video of Liverpool's loss to Crystal Palace you can't say that everyone involved in a soccer club isn't emotionally involved. A lot of players are judged to "just play for the money" but this video shows it means a lot more to them than that.



Fastest World Cup Goal Ever



World Cup is just around the corner so you're going to be seeing a lot of World Cup facts. Today we bring you the fastest World Cup goal ever - which took just 11 seconds.



Gedion Zelalem


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US Youth Soccer Alum Gedion Zelalem has been all over the soccer news lately. Reports have it that Zelalem is set to receive U.S. citizenship in the near future and become eligible to play for the U.S. Men's National Team.



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