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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: 1.22.14


Bold Statement



Orlando City President, Phil Rawlins, made a bold statement: "I would expect on opening day, we'll have 20,000 people filling the stands here. We'll be at capacity," said Rawlins. "I think we'll be at capacity every week." Can they do it? Read more here.



Johannsson joins elite club


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Aron Jóhannsson became just the fourth American to hit the 20-goal mark in a single European campaign on Tuesday, striking the insurance marker as KNVB Cup holders AZ Alkmaar progressed to the final four of the competition with a 2-0 victory at Roda JC. Read more.



State Cup



More US Youth Soccer State Cups are coming up and the final stretch before Regional Championships is right in front of us. Enjoy this State Cup promotional video.



Stadium of the Day


Camp Nou

Camp Nou is the home of FC Barcelona and has been since 1957. Camp  Nou, already the biggest stadium in Europe, is looking to get upgraded in 2017. The upgrade will be worth $702 million and will include: A partial roof, upgraded seating capacity a basketball arena and a revamped facade. Read more.




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The 50/50 Blog: 1.21.14


US Youth Soccer national award winners


Seventeen individuals were honored with national awards Jan. 17 at the 2014 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel. Check out the list of winners and read more about the individuals here.

US Youth Soccer starts NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® partnership

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US Youth Soccer recently announced NESTLÉ NESQUIK as the official “Chocolate Milk” and “Post Game” drink of US Youth Soccer.

US Youth Soccer ODP Alum goes No. 1


US Youth Soccer ODP alum Crystal Dunn was selected first overall at the National Women’s Soccer League Draft last Friday in Philadelphia. Read more.

Best saves from the German Bundesliga

This version of Soccer America's Video Pick lets the goalkeepers get a little glory, as they look at the Top 10 saves from the first half of the German Bundesliga season. Watch now.


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US Youth Soccer Coverage of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft


Welcome to the 2014 MLS Super Draft

The most recent postings will be on the bottom

Headed to the MLS Draft Room



Big Decisions



The MLS coaches posing for a picture in the media room before they make some huge draft decisions!

It's all going to go down here


Welcome to the Draft room! This is where it's all going to go down in about 30 minutes!

DC United fans anticipating their No. 1 pick


DC United has the No. 1 pick in this year's SuperDraft. They may take US Youth Soccer ODP alum Patrick Mullins, who played in college at nearby Maryland.

Philadelphia Union fans making themselves heard

All the MLS teams are here

Which team will have the best draft? Will it be yours?

US Youth Soccer National League alum taken fourth overall


That's a wrap

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Thanks for checking out some of the images of the opening round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia.


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The 50/50 Blog: 1.14.14


Check here Thursday for 2014 MLS SuperDraft coverage

There will be no 50/50 Blog on Wednesday as we travel to Philadelphia for the US Youth Soccer Workshop at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia. But be sure to check back at noon ET on Thursday, as we'll provide coverage from the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

Live stream available for the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala

Nominees Announced for 2014 Awards Gala

US Youth Soccer is offering a live broadcast of the 2014 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET from Philadelphia. The live stream on will allow all members of the organization unable to attend the event to follow along with the ceremony, as we honor the individuals who have made the past year of US Youth Soccer a great success. Watch live here.

Ronaldo named FIFA World Player of the Year

It wasn't hard to tell how much winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or award meant to Cristiano Ronaldo. Upon being named the world's most outstanding soccer player of 2013, Ronaldo teared up during an emotional acceptance speech at the award gala in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday.

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ESPN Films, creators of the critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 film series, will premiere a new series in April surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN. 30 for 30: Soccer Stories will include a mix of standalone feature-length and 30-minute-long documentary films from an award winning group of filmmakers telling compelling narratives from around the international soccer landscape.

NBA logos given a soccer touch

NBA Logos As European Soccer Badges

We've seen this done before with other sports — American professional sports team's logos transformed to resemble European soccer logos. Check out the latest work from Milan Vuckovic, as he gives NBA logos the soccer treatment.


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