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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: 2.19.14

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In other sports news....

 

Sixers

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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Interview with Tom Sermanni

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Coaches, administrators and parents please take a moment and watch this video interview with Tom Sermanni, head coach of the USA Women’s National Team. 

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.17.14

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Ronaldo to Miami?

 

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Who doesn't love a good rumor? Try this one out. It has been rumored that Beckham is looking into a deal that will take the Portuguese to Major League Soccer in three years’ time. Read more here.

 


 
 

Kljestan making his case

 

 

Sacha Kljestan was one of three Americans abroad to score on Sunday and also added an assist. With the World Cup coming up every American playing is racing to make their case for inclusion. Watch Kljestan above and then read about some other American players.

 


 

 

Nashville FC

 

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Here's a look at the first fully supporter-owned soccer club in the United States, in perhaps the least likely of places, Nashville, Tenn. Created one night by two buddies, the team now has a head coach, freshly minted jerseys, stadium plans in place and – beginning in May – a league to conquer, just like any other team in the country. Read more here.

 


 

The elusive rooster

 

 

Rooster vs. Security. Let's just say the rooster gave them a run for their money.

 

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