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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: 3.9.15


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Under-20 WNT




Are kids specializing too soon?


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Many people contribute the rise of early sport specialization to the popularity of a theory by Dr. Anders Ericsson, which said it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert. Read more here.



Watch ALL the MLS goals from opening weekend



There were some great goals in the opening weekend of Major League Soccer. Check them all out here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 3.6.15


Under-17 Boys YNT Defeats Guatemala


The USA can clinch a spot at the 2015 World Cup with a win in its last two games after a 4-1 win over Guatemala on Thursday. Read more here.



U.S. Women's National Team



The U.S. Women’s National Team, coming off a 2-1 victory against Norway to open the 2015 Algarve Cup, heads back to the Spanish border to face Switzerland in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal (12 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). Read more here.



Under-20 WNT defeats Norway



Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated its counterparts from Norway, 2-0, in the first of three friendly matches at the 10 Nations Tournament. Read more here.



MLS Designated Players



Learn about all the Designated Players in Major League Soccer this season. Read here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 3.4.15


Montreal Impact Survive


Watch the highlights from the Montreal Impact vs Pachuca game. By the way, Cameron Porter is a US Youth Soccer Alum!



Will the MLS season start on time?



The third day of talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players Union ended late Tuesday night in Washington without a resolution. Read more here.



Amazing Free Kicks


Who's the best free kick taker around? Hakan Calhanoglu is the Bundesliga’s latest set-piece specialist and his free-kicks have been wowing fans around the world.



USWNT starts Algarve Cup today


The USWNT kicks off the Algarve Cup at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday against Norway, live on FOX Sports 1. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 3.3.15


U.S. Under-17 National Team


The win over T&T moved the USA into first place in Group A as host Honduras and Guatemala, which had both won their opening games, faltered on Monday. Read more here.



U.S. Under-15 National Team



The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team will begin its 2015 programming with a 36-player training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., running from March 14-21. Read more here.



MLS Jersey Week



Check to see if your MLS team has released their new 2015 MLS Jersey yet. Find out here.




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