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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: 10.4.13

Steve Prince

US Youth Soccer Newsletters

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We have some great newsletters for you to check out for soccer news. No matter if you're a player, parent, coach, trainer, referee, etc., we have a newsletter that will pertain to you. Check out this list of our newsletters here.
 

 

MLS Power Rankings

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Check out MLS' Week 31 Power Rankings and see where the team you support sits with only a few games left in the season. Take a look.
 

 

US Youth Soccer Workshop

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Registration continues for the 2014 US Youth Soccer Workshop, held Jan. 15-19, 2014 in Philadelphia. Learn more about Workshop here.
 

 

Rally Squirrel

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A lot of athletes are superstitious. The U.S. golfers playing in the Presidents Cup are no different, as they used a squirrel for good luck during Thursday’s rounds. Tiger Woods even let "Sammy the Squirrel" crawl on his shoulder. Check out the story here.
 

Child Sports Star Meets with U.S. WNT

 
 
Nine-year-old YouTube pee-wee football sensation and soccer player, Sam Gordon, was invited by Abby Wambach to attend the U.S. WNT training and game in Glendale, Ariz. Gordon, now 10, has chosen soccer and is now age-eligble to tryout for US Youth Soccer's Olympic Development Program.
 
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The 50/50 Blog: 10.3.13

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US Youth Soccer Show October premier

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The newest episode of The US Youth Soccer Show will air this Satuday, October 5th. Take a look at some of this month's stories and see when the show will be playing: Check it out.
 

 

MLS/USA Soccer news

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MLS released their "Kick-off" article that shares different soccer news about the U.S. Men's National Team and stories going on in the MLS. Catch up on your American soccer news here.
 

 

Fans can make a difference

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Usually we stick to soccer news but this article here is a great example of how a great home crowd can make a difference in a game.
 

 

Throw back Thursday

 
 
This is a throw back to one of the most skillfull free kicks of all times by none other than Brazillian legend, Roberto Carlos. Enjoy.
 

 

U.S. Women's National Team roster

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U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named a roster of 25 players who will be in with the U.S. WNT over various periods from Oct. 15-30. The USA plays three friendly matches, facing Australia on Oct. 20 in San Antonio (12:30 CT on NBC) and New Zealand on Oct. 27 in San Francisco (3:30 p.m. PT) and Oct. 30 in Columbus, Ohio (7:30 p.m. ET). See the roster here.
 
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The 50/50 Blog: 10.2.13

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US Open Cup Champions

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DC United overcame all odds to defeat RSL in Sandy, Utah and become the US Open Cup Champions. With the win, DC United earned a spot in next year's CONCACAF Champions League. Read more here.
 

 

Trevian TOPSoccer

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Click here to read more about Trevian Soccer Club's weekly TOPSoccer camp. The camp, sponsored by US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer, is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. It’s organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The Trevian Soccer Club launched the program this year to an overwhelming response.
 

 

Stadium of the Day

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The Estadio Munincipal de Braga was built in in 2003 in Braga, Portugal for the team Sporting Club de Braga. The reason we love this stadium is it is a breathtaking arena carved into the side of a rock face on the site of a former quarry. Check out more pictures of the stadium here.
 

 
 

SKLZ Training Advisor

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Each month our partner, SKLZ, puts out this great Training Advisor to help athletes take their training to the next level. Check it out and if you're not already, sign up to receive it!
 

 

Thank you Merck

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A big THANK YOU to Active Family Project for their support in helping provide and donate 125 soccer kits during Youth Soccer Month! These kits, filled with great soccer equipment, are going to under served communities to help them play soccer and live a healthy, active lifestyle with their families. Thank you! Also, thank you to all the people that helped by liking, commenting, and sharing the content on the Active Family Page! What a great success! If you would like to request a soccer kit, click http://bit.ly/16nxwkv.
 
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The 50/50 Blog: 10.1.13

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A big thank you for a great Youth Soccer Month

 
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We hope you all enjoyed Youth Soccer Month - an important campaign to help bring awareness about the benefits of playing the game, and bring kids and families together for fun, friendship and fitness. Here are a few great #YSM2013 shots we saw this month!
 

 

US Open Cup

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Despite being in last place, DC United has been resilient in the US Open Cup competition. United meets Western Conference leaders Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah tonight at 9 p.m. ET on GolTV. Winner will get the US Open Cup as well as a berth into next year's CONCAF Champions League. Whatch the MLS preview of the match here.
 

 

UEFA Champions League

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The UEFA Champions League starts another round today with some great match ups. This is our match up of the day as Celtic and Barcelona each traded wins in last year's Champions League and we're sure this will be another battle between the two storied clubs. Schedule of Games.
 

 

Howard snags assist

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Not to be outdone by U.S. Men's National Team counterpart Brad Guzan, Howard also nabbed an assist. Chcek out this highlight video of Everton against New Castle United from yesterday. Starting at the 54 second mark Howard hits a beautifully placed kick to his teammate Lukaku who rounds the keeper for a beautiful goal.
 
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