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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: 1.27.14

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Maurice Edu

 

Maurice Edu

The Philadelphia Union's lengthy courtship of Maurice Edu has finally reached a successful conclusion, with the World Cup veteran midfielder leaving Stoke City to return to MLS. Read more about Edu's transfer here.

 


 

Fabian Johnson
 

Fabian

USMNT handyman Fabian Johnson suffers broken hand, return for Ukraine friendly uncertain. Read more here.

 


 

US Youth Soccer National League Alum Gedion Zelalem

 

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They're calling him the best Arsenal academy product since Cesc Fàbregas. And speculation is he could one day be eligible to play for the US national team. And guess what? He's a former US Youth Soccer National League player. Read more here.

 


 

Year in Review

 


 

Enjoy watching some of our favorite US Youth Soccer highlights from 2013!

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.24.14

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John Terry plays with son

 

Chelsea defender John Terry spends some time with his son at Stamford Bridge.

 


 

World's Richest

 

Richest

Which clubs in the world have the largest value? Find out here.

 


 

US Youth Soccer Girls ODP National Camp

 

2014 ODP  logo

US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the attendees and schedule for the 2014 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls National Training Camp, taking place Jan. 27-31 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz. Read more here.

 


 

Coach Sneaks Into Game

 

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The DeSoto County High girls soccer team was forced to forfeit a victory, and the school received a $1,000 fine after an assistant coach played in a junior varsity and varsity match against Lemon Bay High. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.23.14

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Altidore is headed to Wembley

 

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Jozy Altidore and Sunderland are on their way to the Capital One Cup final after taking the penalty shootout at the end of a 3-3 aggregate tie with home side Manchester United. Read more here.

 


 

Coming to America

 

JeanBaptiste

Not all the soccer talent in the world wants to play in other leagues. For French midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, his move to the San Jose Earthquakes does not just signify the next phase of his career, but also the realization a lifelong dream. Read more here.

 


 

Not again...

 

Brazil Stadium Trouble

Valcke showed real concern about the pace of construction at the Arena da Baixada after visiting the southern city on Tuesday, saying that work there is more than late. He said he believes the stadium will make it, but declined to guarantee it will be part of the tournament that begins in June. Read more here about the stadium problems.

 


 

A video favorite

 

We've had a lot of people ask for this video lately so we thought it'd be a good watch for everyone again. This video gives me goosebumps every time I watch it. Enjoy!

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.22.14

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Bold Statement

 

OrlandoIsReady

Orlando City President, Phil Rawlins, made a bold statement: "I would expect on opening day, we'll have 20,000 people filling the stands here. We'll be at capacity," said Rawlins. "I think we'll be at capacity every week." Can they do it? Read more here.

 


 

Johannsson joins elite club

 

AZ Alka

Aron Jóhannsson became just the fourth American to hit the 20-goal mark in a single European campaign on Tuesday, striking the insurance marker as KNVB Cup holders AZ Alkmaar progressed to the final four of the competition with a 2-0 victory at Roda JC. Read more.

 


 

State Cup

 

 

More US Youth Soccer State Cups are coming up and the final stretch before Regional Championships is right in front of us. Enjoy this State Cup promotional video.

 


 

Stadium of the Day

 

Camp Nou

Camp Nou is the home of FC Barcelona and has been since 1957. Camp  Nou, already the biggest stadium in Europe, is looking to get upgraded in 2017. The upgrade will be worth $702 million and will include: A partial roof, upgraded seating capacity a basketball arena and a revamped facade. Read more.

 

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