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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: 4.17.14


Kick TV continues World Cup coverage


KICKTV presents the Ultimate Group G Preview "The Group of Death." Episode 2



Ecuadorian tragedy


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Many of the teams at this summer's World Cup will pin their hopes to their respective star strikers, soccer's offensive aggressors who are charged with scoring goals and keeping opponents on their heels. But Ecuador — tasked with navigating a group that includes France, Switzerland and Honduras — will be without its own star striker when the World Cup kicks off on June 12 in Brazil. Read more here.



Ring of Fire

PAOK's Toumba Stadium had so many flares were lit before a Greek Cup game against Olympiakos it looked the field was surrounded by a ring of fire. We know you are excited about the upcoming regional and national championships but please keep your flares at home. Best of luck in State Cup.


Richest American soccer owners



With the announcement from Arthur Blank as the newest owner of an MLS expansion team Soccer America takes a look at the wealthiest American soccer owners. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 4.16.14


Kohl's American Cup



We're three events into the 2014 US Youth Soccer Kohl's American Cup schedule with events taking place in Gilbert, Ariz., Tulsa, Okla., and Sumter S.C. If you take part in a Kohl's American Cup make sure you check out photos from your event here: Still don't know the schedule? Find when an event is coming to a town near you:



Super sub



A sub warming up on the endline makes a miraculous save on a breakaway... and then gets ejected. Despite saving the goal the transgressors team still lost 2-0.



Landon Donovan



Landon Donovan insists that the transition to playing under U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann hasn't been difficult -- but getting older has. Read more here.



All eyes on Atlanta



Major League Soccer and Atlanta are expected to announce an expansion to the league today. You can tune in today at 5 p.m. ET to watch the announcement.



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The 50/50 Blog: 4.15.14


Jimmy Conrad visits Germany



Koh Panyee


Koh Panyee, a tiny island in the south of Thailand, starts a soccer team



From Distance


18-year-old Munir El Haddadi plays for Barcelona's youth side and scored this amazing goal in the final of the inaugural UEFA Youth League.



NYCFC to play at Yankee Stadium


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New York FC will play in Yankee Stadium as planned in its inaugural season in Major League Soccer. It looks like that stay will be extended for two more seasons putting NYFC's stay in Yankee stadium at three years. Read more.



US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup



US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the summer schedule for the 2014 US Youth Soccer Regional and National Presidents Cup competitions. Boys and Girls teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 age groups will compete in their respective regional events across the nation, to earn a way to the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-13 at the MESA Soccer Complex in Greenville S.C. Learn more about the Presidents Cup here.




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The 50/50 Blog: 4.14.14


Clint Dempsey is on fire





Liverpool vs Man City



Liverpool increased their lead in the English Premiere League in dramatic fashion Sunday against Manchester City. Watch the highlights here.



Mauro Cichero



Mauro Cichero played in in the 2013 US Soccer Region III Championships with his club NYSA Celtic. Check out this highlight of him with his high school team.



Hanging with Tobin



Several US Youth Soccer ODP teams are in the middle of international rips right now. A few ODP girls from Virginia met US Women's National Team playerTobin Heath at the airport on their way to Belgium.



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