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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: 1.23.14


Altidore is headed to Wembley



Jozy Altidore and Sunderland are on their way to the Capital One Cup final after taking the penalty shootout at the end of a 3-3 aggregate tie with home side Manchester United. Read more here.



Coming to America



Not all the soccer talent in the world wants to play in other leagues. For French midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, his move to the San Jose Earthquakes does not just signify the next phase of his career, but also the realization a lifelong dream. Read more here.



Not again...


Brazil Stadium Trouble

Valcke showed real concern about the pace of construction at the Arena da Baixada after visiting the southern city on Tuesday, saying that work there is more than late. He said he believes the stadium will make it, but declined to guarantee it will be part of the tournament that begins in June. Read more here about the stadium problems.



A video favorite


We've had a lot of people ask for this video lately so we thought it'd be a good watch for everyone again. This video gives me goosebumps every time I watch it. Enjoy!



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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


AZ Alka

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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