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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: 3.2.15


2015 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships



The 2015 US Youth Soccer ODP championships took place this weekend in Phoenix, Ariz. Find out how all the teams did, and who the big winners were. Read here.



U.S. Women's National Team full of US Youth Soccer Alums


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All 25 U.S. Women's National Team players on the Algarve Cup roster grew up playing US Youth Soccer. Read more here:



How to choose a club



There are a number of things to consider when it comes to selecting a youth soccer club, and the list of factors can vary from person to person. We talked with Jimmy Obleda, Director of Coaching for Fullerton Rangers to get his thoughts. Read more here:




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The 50/50 Blog: 2.16.15


New U.S. Soccer Away Jersey


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The Men and Women's National Teams will be rocking a new away jersey this year. Learn more here.



USA vs Mexico



Hoping to get tickets to the USA vs Mexico game in San Antonio in April? Well, it's officially sold out. Read more here.



Trio of greats honored into USA Hall of Fame



A trailblazer for American players in Europe. The most decorated women’s soccer player of all time. And one of the most successful US coaches of all time. Click to see who got inducted.



Suarez with a spectacular goal


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Watch this great goal by Barcelona's Luis Suarez. Click here to watch.


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The 50/50 Blog: 2.13.15


V-Day cards from US Youth Soccer



Enjoy some great Valentine's Day cards you can share. Find them all here.



No MLS in Las Vegas... yet



Las Vegas won't be getting an MLS team any time soon. That's the news MLS commissioner Don Garber delivered to Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman in the form of a letter informing Las Vegas officials that the league had been dropped from the field of cities vying for an MLS expansion team. Read more here.



U.S. Women's National Team vs England



The U.S. Women's National team face England today at 2 p.m. CT on Fox Sports 1. Learn more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 2.12.15


USMNT vs Mexico



The USA-Mexico match, the only currently scheduled home game for the U.S. Men's National Team before the 2015 Gold Cup, has already sold 55,000 tickets. Read more here.



San Jose passes 11,000 season ticket holders



The San Jose Earthquakes' home opener at their new Avaya Stadium is approaching quickly (it's March 22 if you aren't in the know), and the club announced a season ticket milestone on Tuesday.


Jurgen ready to get all his top players together



Jurgen Klinsmann found plenty of positives in this past month’s camp, but the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach is looking ahead at the prospect of bringing his full team together. Read more here.



Orlando City SC preview



For those in the Orlando area, Soccer by Ives breaks down how Orlando City SC is shaping up for the upcoming season. Read more here.



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