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Lucius

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It's not about the money now.


It's about the potential money down the road that could come from being a better player.

The US development system in general is not great, but you've got to think playing with the senior team of an MLS club is about as good as it's going to get in this country.

So you can stay in school and play for a few months a year against competition where an incredibly small percentage are worthy of playing professionally. Or you can play every day against players of a higher quality for 10 months or so a year, with potentially better coaching as well.

Which do you think is going to benefit you the most as a player? You can always go back to school...

I'm not saying it's the most ideal situation, and it's definitely not good for college soccer, but it's reality. And it's not likely to change as what's good for college soccer is not really what's good for US Soccer.

The simple fact that the US not only faces significant competition from the rest of the world in the sport, but is playing catchup to the rest of the world, and doesn't have the developmental instructors like the rest of the world, means the state of college soccer is not an important issue for US Soccer.

(In response to this post by AncientHoo)

Posted: 12/27/2015 at 9:03PM



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