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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: 7.11.14

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US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup

 

NPCUP

The 2014 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup kicked off Thursday at the MESA Soccer Complex in Greenville, S.C. Read more: http://bit.ly/1oHr1md. #PresidentsCup

 


 

10 days until...

 

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Follow all the action leading up to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships online here.

 


 

Common Goals

 

JULY Common

Check out news, education articles, training tips and other content to help grow the game. Read More.

 


 

Advice from Tim Howard

 

Howard

Tim Howard's advice for keepers, parents and coaches.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 7.9.14

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Germany dismantles Brazil

 

Germany

Empire State Building in NYC shines black, red and gold in honor of Germany's 7-1 win against Brazil. Read some more facts about the game.

 


 

What was he thinking?

 

 

The Europa League qualifying phase is underway and in a 5-0 win by Slovenia's Koper over Montenegro's FK Celik Niksic the goalkeeper’s effort on one goal was so awful it prompted game-fixing accustions.

 


 

Kyle Beckerman

 

 

Original Winger sits down with Kyle Beckerman to talk life at the World Cup.

 


 

Netherlands vs Argentina

 

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Follow Soccer By Ives' running commentary of the World Cup semifinal game between Netherlands and Argentina.

 

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Red Card for Concussion Management

Sam Snow

As we watch a marvelous 2014 FIFA World Cup the games have been spectacular and more than once the underdog has won. During the matches great goals have been scored and fantastic saves made. But a few times clashes have occurred and, at least once, a serious head injury that any television viewer could see was a concussion. I highly recommend that you read this blog from Dr. Dev Mishra: http://blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com/?p=1027

Now read these many resources on the topic available to you on the US Youth Soccer website.

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/news/hey_doc_when_can_i_return_to_play/

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/news/heads_up_us_youth_soccer_and_cdc_team_up_to_help_keep_young_athletes_safe_from_concussion/

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/news/concussion_resources_from_cdc/

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/blogs/blog/?BlogPostAlias=head_bangers&BlogAlias=parents_blog

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/news/us_youth_soccer_and_axon_sports_bring_affordable_concussion_management_to_leagues_teams_and_clubs/

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/blogs/blog/?BlogPostAlias=/blogs/an_ounce_of_prevention1/&BlogAlias=parents_blog

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/blogs/blog/?BlogPostAlias=its_not_russian_roulette_&BlogAlias=parents_blog

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/youth_sports_organizations_launch_sports_concussion_partnership/

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/news/us_soccer_federation_statement_on_head_injuries_in_soccer_and_padded_headgear/

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/ConcussionEducation/

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/news/qa__head_injuries_with_doug_andreassen_washington_president/

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/blogs/blog/?BlogPostAlias=ready_for_spring&BlogAlias=coaches_blog

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/youth_sports_organizations_launch_sports_concussion_partnership/

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/us_youth_soccer_to_participate_in_nfl_safety_roundtable/

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 7.7.14

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Welcome Home

 

 

The Colombian National Team returned home to more than 100,000 fans waiting in the streets. I feel like this is how every national team should be received back home after a tournament.

 


 

Yedlin to Roma?

 

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DeAndre Yedlin has reportedly attracted interest from around Europe in the wake of his breakout showing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but the Seattle Sounders aren't quite ready to say goodbye to their prized right back just yet. Read more here.

 


 

See all the MLS goals from the weekend

 

Goals

Miss the MLS action this weekend? No worries. You can click here to watch every goal!

 


 

Soccer Everywhere

 

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You can find beautiful places to play soccer even in the middle of Brazilian favelas.

 

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