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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: 2.21.14

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Wrong player picked

 

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Fabio Capello was often criticised as England manager for his struggle to grasp the language. But at no point in his time as Three Lions boss did he accidentally call up the wrong player. Read more about his most recent blunder here.

 


 

MLS buys Chivas USA

 

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Major League Soccer on Thursday announced it has purchased Chivas USA from Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes. Effective immediately, MLS will assume responsibility for operating the club. MLS will rebrand the team after the 2014 season. Read more here.

 


 

Last chance to make a case

 

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Aron Johannsson and his American counterparts in Europe have one last weekend to impress Jurgen Klinsmann before the coach has to make final roster choices for the upcoming friendly against Ukraine. See where all the players are playing.

 


 

Goalkeeper training

 

 

This is a pretty awesome goalkeeper training video of Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.20.14

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Kabooooom

 

 

The headline says it all. This is a rocket.

 


 

Big Money = Success??

 

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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

 

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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?

 

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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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The 50/50 Blog: 2.19.14

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In other sports news....

 

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Who doesn't love a good feel good story? The NBA's Philadelphia 76ers signed Bensalem High School senior Kevin Grow to a ceremonial two-day contract on Monday. Read more here.

 


 

Soccer Tennis

 

 

A game known for helping with your first touch and air balls, this Danish player, a goalkeeper, shows you can do a bit more than that.

 


 

GOOOOOAAAA....wait no?

 

 

It's a goal right? Well not according to the referee and the assistant referee who is placed perfect on the goal line. Ooooops...

 


 

U.S. U-20 WNT

 

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We love when we see US Youth Soccer players chase their dreams and get a chance to represent their country. The U-20 WNT roster was recently announced and all 24 players have played in a US Youth Soccer program at one point!

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.18.14

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Welcome back Champions League

 

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There are 16 teams left in the UEFA Champions League. Check out some of the main story lines from this round.

 


 

Whoops

 

 

Whoops! Don't leave your teammates hanging when celebrating goals!

 


 

Julian Green

 

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Bayern Munich attack prodigy Julian Green has accepted Jurgen Klinsmann's offer to train with the US national team in Frankfurt, Germany, next month, MLSsoccer.com has learned. But that is not a sign that he has opted to declare for the USMNT over Germany. Read more here.

 


 

MLS Fantasy Soccer

 

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Need more soccer in your life? Check out Major League Soccer's Fantasy Soccer. How does it work you ask? Check it out here.

 

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