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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: 11.14.14


USA vs Colombia


USa vs COl
The US national team takes on Colombia this afternoon in London (2:45 pm ET, ESPN and UniMas) and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has confirmed that Brad Guzan will start in goal with Jozy Altidore serving as captain.



Don't do this.


Greek amateur side Garipa lost 4-1 with the moment of the game certainly coming in the 74th minute.



NYFC Jersey Reveal



In case you missed it, New York City FC unveiled their inaugural jersey on Thursday morning. Read more here.



FIFA Puskas Award




It's that time of year again, when you get to cast your vote for the FIFA Puskas Award. Vote for your favorite here.



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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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Age-Appropriate Practices and Expectations

Sam Snow

For this edition of my blog I encourage you to listen to a webinar that I did last September for Cal South on Age-Appropriate Practices and Expectations:



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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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