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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: 1.13.14

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Goal and Save of the Year Voting

 

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The Goal and Save of the Year voting ends today at 12 p.m. CT! If you haven't voted make sure you get on this morning and help pick a winner. You can vote here: http://bit.ly/SfL00B Winners for the 2013 Goal and Save of the Year will be announced at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala in Philadelphia Friday, Jan. 17, and live via Twitter (@USYouthSoccer). ?#‎USYSAwards?
 


 

Oscar Pareja Returns to FC Dallas

 

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Our office is right next to the FC Dallas parking lot so we stay in touch with a lot of the news. The biggest news coming out of FC Dallas is that they finally signed a new coach in Oscar Pareja. Read more here.

 


 

All 26 Called In

 

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Jurgen Klinsmann has decided to bring all 26 USMNT players to Brazil, where the team will train at Sao Paulo FC for 12 days as part of a "dry run" for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. See the roster here: http://ussoc.cr/1l7dPHs

 


 

The American Flood Back To The MLS Continues

 

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Michael Parkhurst is coming back to MLS, but not as a member of the New England Revolution. Read more about his return to the MLS here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.9.14

Steve Prince

Is this real life?

 

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Toronto FC is making soccer headlines across the world by acquiring Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham and now possibly Michael Bradley from Roma. Read more.

 


 

Barcelona Youth Goals

 

Take a moment and watch the top 50 goals from various age groups of the Barcelona's youth program from the first half of the 2013-14 season.


 

Jurgen Klinsmann emphasizing soccer, not fitness in USMNT January camp

 

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Jurgen Klinsmann has made fitness the foundation of what he's building with the US national team. It's an integral part of every camp – but for once, it's not the focus of this year's January gathering. Read more.

 


 

US Youth Soccer ODP Boy Photos

 

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Check out the new kits on the US Youth Soccer ODP boys in our Facebook gallery.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.8.14

Steve Prince

U.S. National Team Camp

 

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For members of the US national team, the race to Brazil begins early in 2014 – in January camp. The Yanks will get a preview of this coming summer when camp switches locales next week to São Paulo, Brazil, the same spot where they’ll set up shop for this summer’s World Cup. Read more.

 


 

Jermaine Jones

 

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Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones has begun searching for a new employer, with Major League Soccer among the possible destinations. Read more about his search.

 


 

Copa Coca-Cola

 

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As World Cup fever grips soccer fans across the globe, Coca-Cola is giving young players the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to win a trip to the Copa Coca-Cola® Soccer Camp in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Read more about this opportunity.

 


 

 14 Reasons Why New York Youth Love Soccer

 

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Besides the joy of running up and down a soccer field with their friends engaging in the wonderful cardiovascular exercise that is soccer plus the excitement of mastering control over a soccer ball, here are 14 reasons why well over 100,000 New York children and teenagers have chosen to play in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) in 2014.
 

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 1.7.14

Steve Prince

Bicycle Kick

 

Scoring from your own half on a futsal court might not be as rare as in the outdoor game, but this bicycle kick golazo is worth a view.

 


 

FC Barcelona hits 50 Million

 

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The news of FC Barcelona’s record of 50 million fans on Facebook has spread around the planet, appearing in some of the biggest media in the world, including such prestigious publications as Forbes. Read more.

 


 

Ronaldo hits 400

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo hit a late double on Monday to help Real Madrid down Celta Vigo 3-0 and in doing so the Portuguese reached the remarkable landmark of 400 club and country goals. Read more.

 


 

SKLZ Training Advisor

 

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The newest edition of the SKLZ Training Advisor is out. Make sure you check it out here to get the latest in training tips and gear.

 

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