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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: 1.28.15


Fantastic Volley




Klinsmann and Dempsey talk about Chile



Listen to Dempsey and Klinsmann talk about the U.S. Men's National Team's game with Chile tonight at 5 p.m. CT. Watch here.



Gedion Zelalem to seek exemption to play for USMNT



After stating his intent to become a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team, Gedion Zelalem appeared to be on the path to represent the country sooner rather than later. Turns out, it isn’t quite that easy. Read more.



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The 50/50 Blog: 1.27.15


Diskerud ready for his adventure



Mix Diskerud can't say enough good things about the camp that kicks off the U.S. Men's National Team campaign. If the choice is Southern California or Norway in January, well ...  Read more.






It’s no surprise that the New England Revolution have been looking to beef up their core group of forwards, but a possible return of Juan Agudelo might catch observers off guard. Read more.



Orlando City SC



Adrian Heath’s squad may be relatively young, but that isn’t stopping the Orlando City head coach from setting lofty goals ahead of the team’s first MLS campaign. Read more.



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The 50/50 Blog: 1.26.15


U.S. U-20 National Team defeats El Salvador



Neymar's new cleats


Some athletes are lucky enough to get their own cleats... check out Neymar's.


U.S. Men's National Team Roster Chosen



U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named a 23-player roster for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama, including nine players from the 2014 FIFA World Cup roster. Read more.



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The 50/50 Blog: 1.23.15


Futsal Skill


Falcao provided another example of why he's considered the world's greatest futsal player. The 37-year-old nutmegs two foes before sending the ball into the top corner of the goal during an exhibition game in Bage, Brazil.



Ken Griffey Jr. is Orlando City SC's 10,000 Season Ticket Holder



13-time Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Ken Griffey Jr. was recognized as the 10,000th Central Florida resident to purchase season tickets. Griffey Jr. – a lifelong sports fan – has been a resident of Central Florida for nearly 20 years.



US Youth Soccer Workshop/Awards Gala photos



Check out our photo gallery from the US Youth Soccer Workshop and Awards Gala. See it here.



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