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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: 11.12.14


Interesting set-piece


Perhaps Czech team FK Pribram thought it could steal a goal while the Teplice defense fell down laughing during this ridiculous set-play scheme.



Watch out, New England is coming



Suddenly, the New England Revolution is the hottest team in MLS. The Revs are 11-1-1 in their last 13 games, completing a 7-3 aggregate win over the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday before 20,184 fans, the largest MLS postseason crowd ever at Gillette Stadium other than for MLS Cup 2002. Read more here.



NCAA Women's Tournament Set



The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament draw was conducted on Monday. UCLA, Stanford, Florida State and Texas A&M are the No. 1 regional seeds in the tournament that kicks off on Friday. Read more here.



Looking for players in new places



If current national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann gets his way, Dempsey’s street soccer background will no longer be an anomaly. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 11.11.14


USMNT roster announced for upcoming games



The US men's national team announced a 25-player roster on Monday for their upcoming friendlies. Read more here.



Seattle defeats FC Dallas


Seattle goes through to the Western Conference Finals on away goals. Read more here.



Coach shows his shielding skills



The PSG coach, who also lifted a European Championship with France, perhaps figured a time-wasting ploy would be OK if he acted like a player, and he does well to shield the ball from Marseille's Dja Djedje.



Lee Nguyen



The latest edition of our "When They Were Children" series looks at Lee Nguyen's youth soccer experience. The 28-year-old’s 18 goals were fourth best in MLS this season, the most by an American, and led to a call-up for national team duty by Coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Read more here.





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The 50/50 Blog: 11.7.14


Great team goal

Check out the one-touch passing on this goal from Sevilla in a 3-1 Europa League victory.

More Europa League magic

Vasyl Kobin turned in this great goal for Metalist Kharkiv last night in their match against Legia Warsaw.

Studio skill

Owen Hargreaves flashed some skill while working in studio.


Leah Still, who is battling cancer, was able to watch her father, Devon, play in an NFL game for the first time last night. Sales of Devon's Cincinnati Bengals jersey has led to $1.25 million donated to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, which received the check during last night's game. Learn more.



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The 50/50 Blog: 11.5.14


Orlando City SC reveals new jerseys



Orlando City SC, who make their expansion debut in MLS next year, unveiled their inaugural 2015 home kit on Wednesday morning at an event held at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. Read more here.



Great goal from Costa Rica


Esteban Ramirez meets a high ball with his chest, nods it on with his head, and volleys it into the upper corner from 27 yards for what turns out to be Herediano's gamewinner in a 3-2 victory over Saprissa in Costa Rican league play.



SKLZ Training Advisor



Check out the latest issue of the Training Advisor, official US Youth Soccer Training Newsletter... Read More



Soccer America Top 25



Check out the latest Soccer America College Top 25 rankings. Read More.



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