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Old 10-12-2017, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by DallasFlyer View Post
Part of the problem is that it's a system which inherently makes no sense. In most corners of the world, school is school and sports are sports. They have no real relation to each other. They don't really mix all that well and yet we insist they be mixed in this country. As much as we want to pretend competing interests get along together great, it's just not reality.
And this is also one of the reasons the USMNT didn't qualify for the World Cup. Everywhere else in the world players are developed by professional clubs with the goal of turning them into pros. In the US we have traditionally had the HS/Select/College team model during the key development period of 15-21 years old and players don't develop. The 3 month college soccer season is a joke compared to how other countries train their players of the same age. The more players who head overseas to train full time at a younger age the better off US soccer will be in the long run until the US can fix it's development model.


Sorry for the slightly off topic rant but I'm still ticked that the US lost to T&T and won't be playing in the World Cup.
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