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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: 1.26.15


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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The 50/50 Blog: 1.22.15


MLS All-Star Game


Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday that Denver will serve as the host city for the league’s annual summer showcase, which will take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City on Wednesday, July 29. Read more here.



Tim Cahill


he New York Red Bulls Designated Player was at it again on Thursday, scoring a fantastic bicycle kick goal (WATCH ABOVE) to give Australia a 49th-minute lead in their 2-0 Asian Cup quarterfinal win over China.



U.S. U-20 National Team wins 1-0


Bradford Jamieson IV scored his second goal of the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team defeated Trinidad & Tobago 1-0 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.



Pablo Mastroeni's mustache



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The 50/50 Blog: 1.21.15


US Youth Soccer at the MLS Draft



We had a chance to visit the MLS Draft in Philadelphia and interviewed some of the US Youth Soccer alums drafted in the first round.



US Youth Soccer ODP National Camp


The ODP Girls National Training Camp takes place Jan. 22-27 in Sanford, FL. Read More



Manuel Neuer


Some goalies venture out of their goal boxes... and then there's Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer.



U.S. Women's National Team



There are two stars on the U.S. Women's National Team's crest, representing the two World Cup wins in '91 and '99. Will this be the year they add a third star? FIFA Women's World Cup 2015, this June.



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