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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: 9.22.14

Sam Snow




Messi had a little trouble from the penalty spot this weekend. Watch here.



Lampard is world class



On load with Man City, Lampard spoiled the party for his form team Chelsea. Listen to him talk about how much the Chelsea fans still mean to him after the game.



Sacramento moves on



We hardly ever mention this USL, but MLS hopefuls Sacramento Republic FC had a thrilling comeback against LA Galaxy II to advance to the USL final. Read more here.



Fitness Week



Week 4 of soccer month is all about fitness and keeping yourself physically and mentally in shape for the game. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 9.19.14


How to make the best of the new MLS crest



Instead of looking at the vast white space on the league’s new crest as a point of weakness, a number of MLS fans have decided to make lemonade.  Along the way, MLS may have crowd sourced its way into a solution. See the solution here.



MLS notches another CCL win



Just like that, Sporting Kansas City have a share of their CONCACAF Champions League group lead – with a match in hand on their co-leaders.



U.S. Women's National Team beats Mexico, again.



Thursday was the last chance for U.S. Women’s National Team players to show coach Jill Ellis they should be included on next month’s World Cup qualifying roster. Again, they made Ellis’ job very difficult.



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The 50/50 Blog: 9.18.14


New MLS logo



What do you think of the new MLS logo? Read more about it here.



Is Miami really closer to a team?


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A member of David Beckham’s MLS ownership group, Marcelo Claure, has hinted that news regarding a potential MLS franchise in Miami could soon be on it’s way. Read more.



Top notch free kick goal




Choreographed free kicks usually don't work out better than a simple shot on goal or cross, but Melbourne Victory scored on Tuggeranong United with a crisp combo of passes from a set play 27 yards out.



Frank Lampard meets Men in Blazers



New York City FC's Frank Lampard sits down with the Men In Blazers for an exclusive interview about his big move to the Big Apple.



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The 50/50 Blog: 9.17.14


Open Cup Champions

Media preview

In the thrilling conclusion to the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, Clint Dempsey scored the game-winning goal in extra time and Obafemi Martins iced the result with another to lift the Sounders to a 3-1 win over the host Union for Seattle’s fourth championship in the historic tournament.

Champions League kicks off

The UEFA Champions League began Tuesday, with several teams in action. See who got off to a good start and who stumbled.


FIFA 15 launches Sept. 23 in North America, and the video game franchise has released a list of the 20 fastest players in the new edition of the game. Check it out.


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