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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: 2.17.14


Ronaldo to Miami?



Who doesn't love a good rumor? Try this one out. It has been rumored that Beckham is looking into a deal that will take the Portuguese to Major League Soccer in three years’ time. Read more here.



Kljestan making his case



Sacha Kljestan was one of three Americans abroad to score on Sunday and also added an assist. With the World Cup coming up every American playing is racing to make their case for inclusion. Watch Kljestan above and then read about some other American players.




Nashville FC



Here's a look at the first fully supporter-owned soccer club in the United States, in perhaps the least likely of places, Nashville, Tenn. Created one night by two buddies, the team now has a head coach, freshly minted jerseys, stadium plans in place and – beginning in May – a league to conquer, just like any other team in the country. Read more here.



The elusive rooster



Rooster vs. Security. Let's just say the rooster gave them a run for their money.



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The 50/50 Blog: 2.14.14


Happy V-Day from the USWNT



Hear about Valentine's Day from some of the U.S. Women's National Team



U.S.A. vs Mexico


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U.S. Soccer formally announced Thursday that the USMNT will welcome Mexico for one of their final primers for Brazil on April 2 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Read more here.



Barcelona being Barcelona




The players on Barcelona have mastered the one touch pass. This video shows a nice exchange between Messi and Dani Alves that is just awesome.



World Cup Living


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Some of the World Cup teams will being living the posh life during their stay in Brazil. Check out some of these accommodations.



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The 50/50 Blog: 2.13.14


USWNT Preparation



Two days before facing Russia in Atlanta, Ga., the U.S. WNT went 11v11 at the Georgia Dome in a scrimmage that featured some excellent goals and chances. Wish them luck tonight!



Who do you think? sits down with players and coaches to ask one question: Who has committed the most fouls in MLS history?



Miami Vice?



David Beckham said he had some proposed names for his new Miami-based MLS expansion team when he met the media last week in South Florida, but it was anyone's guess at the time what that team might actually look like on the field. Read more here.



FIFA Rankings



The U.S. Men's National Team now holds the number 13 spot in the FIFA Rankings. Check out who else moved around.



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The 50/50 Blog: 2.12.14


Soccer's Big Takeover



The future of American soccer will be determined by one man. And, perhaps surprisingly, he is neither Jurgen Klinsmann, Clint Dempsey nor Ian Darke. Read more to find out who, according to ESPN.



National League Applications


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Applications to apply for the US Youth Soccer National League will begin around June 3, and the deadline for applications will be July 9. Read more here about how to apply for this prestigious league.



Klinsmann Talks U.S. Soccer


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Jurgen Klinsmann offered up another set of fascinating comments about the US national team, their CONCACAF rivals and their prospects at the World Cup, opening up about his experiences at the USMNT helm in an interview with Read more here.




Golden Slide Tackle




I don't want to spoil what happens, but let's just say this turns out to be one  happy defender.



Nielsen Report



Nielsen has released it's data on sports fans in 2013, and it has some promising figures for soccer. While Nielsen ratings for soccer broadcasts often bring much wailing and gnashing of teeth, things are trending up in several areas. Read more here.



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