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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: 2.20.14





The headline says it all. This is a rocket.



Big Money = Success??



Toronto FC debuted Julio Cesar at the Walt Disney Classic. Cesar teamed up with Bradley and Gilberto (Defoe, pictured above, didn't play), and the big off-season money spending Toronto FC fell in their first game to the Columbus Crew 3-1. See more MLS offseason results.




Most important words



What your youth athlete wants to hear from you – the parent. We found this article and thought you would enjoy the read. There are a few really strong things that stood out to us. Let us know what you think. If you like it, please tell us. Read it here.



The Worst Team?



American Samoa's football team were beaten 31-0 by Australia in 2001, earning them the label 'the worst team in the world'. Mike Brett and Steve Jamison's documentary charts the team's progress after former Dutch pro Thomas Rongen arrived to coach them in the art of feeling like winners, on the field and off. Watch the trailer for the documentary here.






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