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The 50/50 Blog

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The 50/50 Blog: 9.17.13


Welcome to the '50/50 Blog'

We hope that everyone enjoys this new blog and we hope that we can share some things that are relevant and some other things that are just fun and inspirational. Here's a picture so you can get to know some of us a bit better. If you see any content you think would fit well on the blog let us know at


Youth Soccer Month

In case you didn't know, September is Youth Soccer Month! We are giving away some great prizes and there are some great events going on during the month! Make sure you enter to win one of our daily prizes and you use this month to just enjoy the beautiful game.


Looking for New Cleats?

Nike colors
Stand Out in all conditions with the new hi-visibility colors from Nike Soccer! We're positive these are some of the brightest and boldest colorways that have ever been released.


Triad Elite in the News

Presidents Cup Blog
Triad Elite 96 (NC) finished second at the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup in just their first year. Watch here.


Brandi Chastain: The Ultimate Super Mom!

Access Hollywood ran a great article recently on Brandi Chastain. It's hard to believe it’s been 14 years since Brandi’s iconicWorld Cup moment! Now, 45, she’s a mother to a 7-year-old son Jaden and 23-year-old stepson Cameron with husband Jerry Smith. She’s still active on the soccer scene and wants to get kids everywhere playing. Read more about how Chastain is a super mom.



It's never fun to have one of those embarassing moments during a soccer game, and especially not one where you feel you have to apologize to the fans for such a poor miss! Fox Soccer shares a video of what happened with this Algerian league player. Think how you would feel if this happened to you.


The Feel-Good Story of the Day

Last fall, we posted a story about FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz helping someone in need by donating bone marrow. ESPN recently ran a story on E:60 about another talented young athlete who did the same thing to help a young girl halfway across the world have a chance to live.


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