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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: 9.2.14


It's Youth Soccer Month!


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It's Youth Soccer Month! During the entire month of September we will be celebrating the joys, rewards and benefits of playing youth soccer! Make sure you check out all the great contests and daily giveaways as well as Youth Soccer Month activities happening all over the country!



Czech Republic vs. USA: Latest Form Guide, Live Stream and Predictions

Jurgen Klinsmann has chosen a young and European based squad for the Us Men's National Team friendly against the Czech Republic tomorrow.


You still have time to vote for the MLS Goal of the Week.

Side by side: Falcao poses with the United shirt and assistant manager Ryan Giggs

Radamel Falcao has joined Manchester United on a one-year loan. 

Here is a list of the top 25 spenders in the summer transfer window so far.



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The 50/50 Blog: 8.29.14


Klinsmann names 22-man roster for friendly



Jurgen Klinsmann was not kidding when he said he would be looking at some younger players at the start of the new cycle. Included in the roster is US Youth Soccer Alum Jordan Morris who was the Under-17 Boys Golden Ball winner at the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships. Read more.



Ronaldo named 2013/2014 UEFA Best Player in Europe


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The Portugal captain received the 2013/14 accolade at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from UEFA President Michel Platini. Read more here.



UEFA Champions League Draw



If you missed the Champions League draw yesterday see what teams will be matched up in this year's season. Read here.



Youth Soccer Month



September is Youth Soccer Month! Make sure you check out our Youth Soccer Month website so that you are up-to-date with all that is happening.



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The 50/50 Blog: 8.27.14


New York Red Bulls win first ever CCL match




Jermaine Jones practices with New England



For Jermaine Jones, the New England Revolution’s desire to sign him was more than enough to convince him that the club should be his future home. Read more here.



Soccer America's College Top 25





Check out who is in this week's men's and women's Soccer America College Top 25. Click here to find out.


One last USMNT game for Donovan



Landon Donovan has not yet played in his final match for the U.S. Men’s National Team, but now we know when that final match will be. Read more here.



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The 50/50 Blog: 8.26.14




See? All that juggling you practice can pay off to help you score!



MLS Goals of the Week



There were some great goals this week in the MLS. Vote for your favorite.



Tim Howard the author



U.S. World Cup goalkeeper Tim Howard has parlayed his success into a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers, which will publish his memoir, "The Keeper," due out on Dec. 9. Read more here.



Saving a life



Ok. This isn't soccer news. But everyone should enjoy this feel good story about a USC football player jumping from a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Read it here.



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