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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: 2.10.15


USL PRO rebrands to become USL



Just like soccer in America, the popularity of USL is “rising” faster than ever, and they have introduced a new look to accompany their rising fanbase and number of competing clubs.

In an announcement made Tuesday morning, USL will follow in the footsteps of MLS and introduce a new look to accompany all of their new expansion sides. Read more here.



U.S. Under-20 National Team World Cup Draw



The United States Under-20 national team will have a favorable group at this summer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup, with Tuesday's draw pitting the young Americans against hosts New Zealand, Ukraine and Myanmar in Group A. Read more here.



Great Goal From Robben


Robben is always scoring great goals for Bayern Munich in Germany. Here's yet another example.



Charity Ball


We featured Charity Ball in an episode of the US Youth Soccer Show. Now see what their plans are for 2015.



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The 50/50 Blog: 2.9.15


U.S. Men's National Team vs Panama




U.S. Women's National Team vs France



Goalkeeping blunder


Go Ahead Eagles goalkeeper Mickey van der Hart whiffed badly on a back pass, gifting Ajax Amsterdam an 87th minute goal and a 2-1 victory.



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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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