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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: 4.16.14


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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The 50/50 Blog: 4.11.14





Landon Donovan is one goal shy of breaking the MLS goal scoring record. Five former MLS defenders talking about how they were burned by Landon Donovan.



Ela Soccer


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Illinois Youth Soccer has awarded Ela Soccer Club with the 5-Star Competitive Club award. This designation complements the US Youth Soccer 5-Star Recreational Program award that Ela Soccer was awarded last year. Ela Soccer becomes the First soccer club in Illinois to receive the 5-Star Competitive Club designation and the only soccer club to have received both awards. Read more here.



Kohl's American Cup



The Kohl's American Cup events are underway. Make sure you don't miss one coming to a location near you by checking the schedule of events here.



US Youth Soccer National League Alum


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Andrija Novakovich played for United FC (WI) in the US Youth Soccer National League and has now signed for Reading FC in England. Read more.



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