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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: 11.11.13


Happy Veterans Day




Legs she can't feel

The first time she learned to walk, she kicked grapefruits across the kitchen floor, so there was never a time that Erin Davis didn't play soccer. Now Davis can't feel her legs but continues to play the game she loves. Read more.


Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake
RSL's 4-2 win over Portland last night puts them in good positition for the second leg in Portland on Nov. 24, though the Timbers will carry some hope home as a late consolation goal saved them from a daunting 4-1 aggregate deficit. Read more.


Sportsmanship in Saudi Arabia

What's a goalkeeper to do when he has to tie his shoe in the middle of the game -- an impossible task with gloves on? It may have been lost on the referee, but the sportsmanship displayed during Al Nahdha-Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia was quite touching. Watch here.


Hitchhiking with fans

The U.S. women's team had a training session at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida ahead of their friendly against Brazil on Sunday. After the session, the team bus broke down. So instead of waiting for it to be fixed, the players hitched rides back to their hotel with fans, who were delighted to serve as chauffeurs for their heroes. Read more.



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