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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: 4.8.14


Coaches Blog


sam snow

Did you know that our Director of Coaching, Sam Snow, has a blog about coaching on our website? Make sure you check it out to get some great coaching insight on various topics.



Daniel Sturridge



This is a phenomenal video of Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge surprising kids at a local school. The kids are absolutely thrilled to meet one of their heroes.



Bad Choice



It is never the right decision to kick the ball away after your opponent scores. In this case, it goes terribly wrong as a player hits his teammate square in the face.



MLS Power Rankings


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Check out the latest Power Rankings from Where does your favorite team sit in the standings?



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The 50/50 Blog: 4.7.14


Jimmy Conrad for USWNT Coach


Now that Tom Sermanni has been released as the Head Coach of the U.S. Women's National Team former U.S. Men's National Team player Jimmy Conrad is gunning for the position.


Pele meets with Jon Stewart




Julian Green



We may have shown this before, but we thought now that Green has played in his first official match we'd give you another glimpse of what could come in the the future for him.



Common Goals


common goals

Check out the most recent issue of our 'Common Goals' newsletter. Keep yourself current each month with the most recent news and upcoming events for US Youth Soccer players, parents and coaches. Read it here:



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The 50/50 Blog: 4.4.14


US Youth Soccer Show


The newest episode, and season premier, of The Show will air Monday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports Plus. Can't wait that long?! You can see the whole episode right now!


Tidal Wave



Ok, not the regular kind... but have you ever seen a toilet paper tidal wave before?



From pitch to classroom


alex ferg

Sir. Alex Ferguson's career isn't done yet even though he may be done with Manchester United. Ferguson is to become a Harvard academic after agreeing to a “long-term teaching position” at the Ivy League university. Read more here.



Player Highlight


Rose Ripslinger

Read more about Rose Ripslinger, the girl who helped her team to become the first team from Iowa to win the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships.



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The 50/50 Blog: 4.3.14


U.S. Men's National Team


Relive all the drama from last night's game against Mexico.



Nike Tropical Cleats?


Nike Tropical Pack

The new Nike 2014 Mercurial Vapor IX Tropical Boot Pack is inspired by the Brazilian enthusiasm and the rainforest and is released as limited edition. Learn more here.



Unlikely goal



Lesson learned from this video: If you've got the chance, take it.



Pele on youth soccer in America



Pele says the best grass-roots soccer programs in the world are not in Brazil, but in the U.S. Read more here.



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