The Problem With US Youth Development

  • Publisert 2 måneder siden

    HITC Sevens

    Runtime: 16:08

    Whilst there are many reasons to be cheerful for football / soccer fans in America about some of their young players, for a nation of 330 million people, the USA still doesn't produce many top class footballers.
    From prohibitive costs to outdated training methods, in this short documentary, HITC Sevens takes a look at some of the problems facing youth team soccer and the development of young players in the United States of America.

Jose Gaming
Jose Gaming

Not to be cocky or anything I was way better than most kids in “soccer “ tryouts on my middle school and high school, BUT guess what the coach’s like American football players cuz they are taller and stronger🙂. Therefore I hated my time there now that I moved my new school gave me a chance to play.🙏🏽

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Don Rod
Don Rod

my younger brother plays soccer and its fucking expensive and cost alot of time. god america is shit

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Anthony Winters
Anthony Winters

This is not necessarily true. MLS youth academies like sporting kc or fc Dallas (I was apart of SKC academy) doesn’t make you pay to join the academy. They offer spots on the teams for the best players in the states that their scouting network finds. And when offered a spot everything is free. I didn’t have to pay anything. They gave me cleats for free, gear for free and everything I needed for free. All I had to do was move to Kansas City and pay the host family for food. That’s it.

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Adam Kaplan
Adam Kaplan

The thing with 17 states having an MLS team is that most of the population lives in about that many states, you're not gonna find much talent in places like Montana or New Hampshire anyway especially since soccer is below football basketball baseball and in some places hockey on the popularity list

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dripking 12
dripking 12

we're literally a country of immigrants, good players come up but they go play for different national team because america's trash lol

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TheB0a
TheB0a

Oi, it's football. We call the other one Gridiron over here

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king kong
king kong

I am saving money so I can one day go to Europe.

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Abraham Heavener
Abraham Heavener

I played with the DA earlier this year. And it cost thousands.

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Vulcanize
Vulcanize

The Hispanic and black community are going to be the future of USMNT as their the most talented

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MrBerg4ever
MrBerg4ever

Popularity is another factor. The University of New Mexico recently just ended it's soccer program despite having a national championship level team for about a decade because not enough people were going to games. This is ironic since the football team has averaged 1-2 wins a year for about the same time period but no one talks about ending the program.

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kiriakoz
kiriakoz

The land of the free!! Everything in America is about money.

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Cole Forrest
Cole Forrest

I am from America and play recreational play and travel play and the problem is the rec leagues that I play in are harder than the travel leagues and tournaments half the time

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Jack
Jack

Why are they all wearing mouth guards?

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Gavin Grant
Gavin Grant

i’m us development this shall be fun

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Frost Tf2
Frost Tf2

As a 17 year old playing soccer in the us at the highest level I can confirm. Basically you pay thousands to play soccer for a team and without having a chance to go pro.

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Steve Markvenson
Steve Markvenson

its the same in Australia

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Play AEW By R2 Interactive

Money wouldn’t be a problem if we invested more into the school sports part of it. The reason this isn’t a problem for other sports in America is bc College recruiters look at High School sports, which don’t cost much, but you need try outs for. Basketball is a perfect example. If a good player in High School gets recruited to a Division 1 college, and does good in that college team, Team USA might recruit them, and they have a shot in the NBA. While US Soccer is looking at USL and MLS youth academies, and some local academies. If US Soccer put as much attention on College Soccer than US Basketball does on College Basketball, this wouldn’t be as much of a problem.

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Matt F
Matt F

as an american that has played soccer since 2009 i can say is that these points are correct but also u missed some . another key reason the us system isn’t working is that a lot of soccer players don’t want to play after high school unless they plan to go to college for it and also a problem is that the teams/clubs do not have a pyramid like you said but the real problem is that only the top of the pyramid gets funds

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Shadows Nicks
Shadows Nicks

Hahahahahahahahahhaahahaha

6 dager siden
Joy Beller
Joy Beller

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Samuel Austen
Samuel Austen

I always consider it a step forward when we can assemble a midfield that doesn't include Michael Bradley back and side passing the ball to start the other teams counter

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Muri
Muri

Cuz America doesn't give a shit about football lmao it's always been the baseball, (american)football and basketball country

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J Carlos
J Carlos

Nice intro, that will get you over that 10 min mark to get that YouTube monies. As South Park say, i can't fight your Staaaaayle*

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Ignacio Durán
Ignacio Durán

Que fome

7 dager siden
Kieran Tooze
Kieran Tooze

Chesterfield has costs for kit and foreign training camp in pre season

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Goat Gk99
Goat Gk99

I live in America and I’ve played both DA/ MLSnxt and ECNL. The reason why Its so bad is because it’s pay to play I know kids at my old club that could easily start in these academies but they can’t afford it so the rich kids who can afford it but aren’t much talented can play.

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Kobe Krick
Kobe Krick

The coaches here are poo

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Alan Daeyeon Kim
Alan Daeyeon Kim

hey americans, just use your hands. there are 0% chance you guys are qualifying this year's world cup. i might be korean american but....hell no

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Curtis C
Curtis C

As a Canadian, my local team is Toronto fc (which is like 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 min) I was planning on joining the academy but decided not to and to stick to my local club, for us it’s impossible for all of us to play academy since there are only 3 Canadian teams, so we have to go the college route usually, which to be honest isn’t as good as academy

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Jeffrey Bryjak
Jeffrey Bryjak

If ur good you play for free, stop the bullshit with pay to play. I literally play for free for a club that you need to pay for.

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L Maz
L Maz

Oh yeah cause the guys pay the goals fields and peoples wages with what?

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fromYAHUSHAreborn91
fromYAHUSHAreborn91

Middle and High school football needs to be improved. Bring in short, sided futsal instead of regular soccer.

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Nugget
Nugget

Great video!

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Matthew Curran
Matthew Curran

Hypercapitalism kills football. I like the MLS, but it often appears extremely sanitised compared to other countries.

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Thekiso Tlhacoane
Thekiso Tlhacoane

it took you 2 mins to start with your topic

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Anochi
Anochi

Funny how this video comes out as the USMNT is just about to hit its golden generation in the next couple years.

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Sam Osman
Sam Osman

It's about class and race. American Soccer is white and middle class and that's the way the "Soccer moms" like it.I If we ever got to a stage where the black kids playing pick up basketball were playing soccer instead, then it's be game over for the rest of us. Americans are brilliant at sport, if they took soccer as seriously as they do The big 4, then the US team would dominate on the world stage the same way their athletics and basketball teams do.

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L Maz
L Maz

Black kids can play soccer It’s not about race Who’s fault is it for not signing up?

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Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez

Do one on Mexico youth system

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BERNXRD
BERNXRD

in the USA soccer is a white picket fence sport, a sport of fucking privilege

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Kevin
Kevin

Americans should accept its called football

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L Maz
L Maz

We didn’t create the word so why are you blaming us

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Jonathan Juarez
Jonathan Juarez

Mexico is and will always be better then the USA

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Jonathan Juarez
Jonathan Juarez

@L Maz how there are many good players or why do u think that we got second place in the u17 World Cup

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L Maz
L Maz

Always”is that why you have about no food youth?all you’re best players are older

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John Di Giovanni
John Di Giovanni

Your introductions are always long. No worries.

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Nate Gray
Nate Gray

I played 90 minutes when I played recreational league here in the U.S. They’re supposed to give equal minutes but it doesn’t really happen.

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Zapra
Zapra

use *Natural Grass* .... problem solved

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L Maz
L Maz

Huh

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Michael Arrieta
Michael Arrieta

I do not mean to sound cocky or anything, but I like to believe I could have made it if it were not for me being in the US. I am from a poor immigrant family. I was always considered one of the best on my team and the fact that I am dominant left helps. I think about it every day even though I am only 18.

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JIMZ FN
JIMZ FN

For me to play for my youth club team at 11 it's $3000 plus 50 dollars a week for training and we train 50 weeks a year

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L Maz
L Maz

Stfu My 11 year old son is 100 dollars a month Do you train at u21 chelsea academy?

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Electromxnt
Electromxnt

So at the first part about the age. Are you saying that the reason why they weren’t in 2018 World Cup is because they have younger players?

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Sublime Music Channel
Sublime Music Channel

The other major problem is there are at four REALLY well-paid professional team sports, as well as individual ones like tennis and golf competing for America's pool of athletic youth. A reason that women's international soccer is so good is because baseball, football, and hockey are removed from the equation when considering a possible professional sports career for U.S. girls. Soccer's problem is it pays the least and there's a very definite ceiling to earnings unless one can establish oneself on the world stage in one of the Big 5 European leagues--a feat more or less REQUIRING a European apprenticeship. No one's done it without that. No one who's mattered. It represents a barrier to entry that is all but out of reach for many American youth--particularly among the population providing the overwhelming majority of America's best athletic talent to the NBA, NFL, and MLB: African-American and Hispanic youth. Grow up in the ghettos of Brazil or Argentina and you're kicking a soccer ball practically from the cradle because it's one of the few ways out. In the U.S., you're dribbling a basketball. Or catching either either fly balls or the oblong leather things we call footballs (even though we only occassionally touch them with our feet). Add to that, if you come from somewhat better-heeled circumstances, for the price of schlepping to Europe to compete against other 15 year-olds in, say, a Bundesliga youth academy against the best in the world, you can reserve court time and take tennis lessons, or pay greens fees and practice your putz (always rewarding). Even if American youth academies and travelling teams were fully funded, our kids are simply not playing against the world's best soccer-playing youth and that creates a ceiling that does not exist in the aforementioned American sports. Christian Pulisic is the product of TWO college soccer players (his dad later even coached) who had the resources to send him to Germany. The kid had the requisite everything else, but without what his parents were able to afford him and without his willingness to relocate halfway around the world, he isn't wearing the no. 10 for Chelsea now. If Giovanni Reyna proves the NEXT outstanding American it will be due to an absolutely identical set of circumstances. Because without getting to Europe to train against the world's best, no kid BECOMES among the world's best. And without that, the money's just not that impressive when compared to baseball, basketball, football, tennis, or golf. Oh, and did I mention professional skateboarding or BMX bike riding? The plethora of better-paying possibilities replete with enormous support systems not requiring you learn Italian, Spanish, French, or German works against American youths taking a place with Brazil's, Italy's, Germany's, Argentina's, etc.

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Gus I.
Gus I.

This is why Honduran football is trash too, you have to pay to be in a good academy.

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tcbobb16
tcbobb16

Plus there are 3 other Huge sports In the USA. Football, Basketball, Baseball. that is way more streamline to the Pros from the youth system. for exampleI would use Football, You would play in Recreation leagues/ school leagues untill high school where you play for High school (9th to 12th) hopefuly you are good enought to get recruiting to play D1 college football (D1 is the best level) and after 3/4 years in college football hopefuly you get draft by a Team in NFL (The National Football League).

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Ian Cypes
Ian Cypes

Funny enough, because of Title IX mandating equal opportunities for both genders, Girls Clubs and School/College teams are given access to the same resources as Boy's/Men's teams at the same levels. As shitty as this infrastructure for player development is, it's still much more than most other countries put into girl's/women's soccer which ends up giving America the best Women's team in the world by default.

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Jefferson Godinez
Jefferson Godinez

It’s about money clubs and academies cost about 2000 per season

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Olívia Fernandes
Olívia Fernandes

05:48 that boy is actually the son of a female American football player, jessica McDonald

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Gg The Great
Gg The Great

I'm Canadian so obviously I call it soccer, but it feels weird hearing an English dude calling it soccer

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GoldBirdie
GoldBirdie

Some English dudes were crying when I told them that their country thought of the word soccer 😂

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Evan Buelt
Evan Buelt

The biggest issue is based upon national disorganization: Recreation -> Club/High School -> College -> Professional. There is no national direction. Coaches and clubs just do what they think is best without looking at the bigger international picture. When they don’t like what see they take their ball and go home by starting a new club in an already diluted system

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Kevin Fragoso
Kevin Fragoso

NYC has so much young talent in minority communities. The day US youth team soccer realizes that sending scouts to these communities and aiding in their financial struggles is the day the US will begin their rise to professional soccer domination.

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Conservative Patriot
Conservative Patriot

america is too big to have teams in every state half the states dont even have any residents

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Noah Jordansson
Noah Jordansson

We suck at soccer because most of our potential top athletes play football, baseball, and basketball. 😑

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rowdycmoore
rowdycmoore

Soccer being treated as a sport for the elite here in the States is a definite problem, and one of the biggest examples for me definitely lies in my own hometown MLS club, FC Dallas - a club that does not actually play within the city of Dallas but in a wealthy suburb 20 miles north of the big city that is by all intents near impossible to access except by personal motor vehicle via toll roads. I actually have considered making my own video describing how incredibly difficult it is to reach FCD's home stadium without a car should this horrible pandemic ever come to an end. If I am ever able to make such a video, I would be willing to submit it to this channel for viewing or even possible posting if you would be interested.

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Darby Sagala
Darby Sagala

The adult amateur and pro leagues in the US are a joke. Leagues poaching clubs from one another, teams blocking other clubs from being in certain leagues, professional league standards that make no sense. Clubs also take players as they please, no sale of players means that clubs have no way to make money even if they produce quality players. MLS has actively blocked clubs from receiving solidarity payments. No promotion and relegation means that a well run club drawing 1,000 people that has been around for years can not become pro yet a club drawing 25-50 people(that is correct, 25-50), that popped up 2 years ago can as long as they have a primary owner with a net worth of $10 million. Part of the problem is soccer united marketing and how it is tied into MLS. As long as MLS is being protected there is no hope for the rest of the system, youth teams on up.

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wilfrido
wilfrido

Another Problem is in Europe and other countries, we already have 16-17 year old playing in the 1st team or integrating into it, US, you have them playing at school or them doing other things cause they aren’t dedicated

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Julian Pinto
Julian Pinto

This is a really good video, for someone who is outside of the U.S. you've shown to have a nuanced understanding of the game here. And In general I really enjoy your content. Now with all that being said, dude, It's "MLS" not "The MLS"

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Dylan Considine
Dylan Considine

14:16 I play for a branch of STA. It’s just cool to see it in the vid.

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Alexander Rojas
Alexander Rojas

susnet park, Brooklyn 7:53

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John Wylie
John Wylie

Minimum pay in MLS $70,000 NBA $900,000 NFL $610,000 MLB $565,000 If you were a good enough athlete to go pro in something in the USA which one would be the last one on your list to play?

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Andrew Lopez
Andrew Lopez

Psh american soccer is awful cause the kids think they can play it like fifa. I've pretty much never had a good teammate for soccer , unless I was playing with the older kids 😎

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Andrew Lopez
Andrew Lopez

@L Maz what's the best thing you've ever done in soccer? Dribble past two dudes? I've sombrero'd a whole team and chipped the goalie outside the box, get big little one 😎

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Andrew Lopez
Andrew Lopez

@L Maz lolllll u do know that ur perception of me is just what you think of yourself inside? And you call yourself a soccer player? American soccer players also dont think 🤷‍♂️

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Andrew Lopez
Andrew Lopez

@L Maz I'm way too nice I didn't even diet during playing and was stronger than most kids. Nice to not be a smoker 😂

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L Maz
L Maz

Selfish bastard

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Hired Gunz
Hired Gunz

USA soccer = Pampered tattooed Millionaires

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L Maz
L Maz

?

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NIKO LAY
NIKO LAY

The fixation Americans have on physicality rather than skill is something FUT players are well aware of: those who play with MLS players have surely noticed the insane amount of almost 2 meter tall center-backs with absurd strength, or insanely fast wingers. That's related not only to local players from the Americas, but also players they buy from Europe, such as Vito Wormgoor, Alex Sjoberg, and others: it seems like MLS scouts do their work on Ultimate Team stats rather than real-life skills.

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Danny Estrada
Danny Estrada

The biggest "problem" is that soccer isn't the most popular sport. American football, basketball and baseball take up the majority of interest in America and most of the money. Very little resources are left for soccer. If you were a talented American football player every college will fight to have you and it'll be easy to be a pro even if your poor.

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Danny Estrada
Danny Estrada

Why would we invest in the youth of America when the best of the world can hog up all the positions with no investment.

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Diogo Lima
Diogo Lima

What people tend to forget is that the Rugby university were at the meeting to decide the rules of football... disagree and decided to start their own sport

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Vlad Impaler
Vlad Impaler

As a person who coached recreational and competitive soccer in the US, please also blame the parents. They prioritize being on a winning team over skill and hard work. Some would rather their kid sit the bench on a championship team, than star on a lower table team. I coached my son's team for a total of 4 seasons and have a total record of 5wins, 5 draws and more losses than I can shake a stick at, but we had fun. When one of my kids reached a high level of proficiency, I told him to try out for the next higher division. I was told I was the worst coach ever since I gave away my best players. Yes, developing talent to a higher level is a serious failing in a coach. Only the position in the table is important. Oh...hold it, that is the Premier League, in which I have never coached. So I go to a youth coaching clinic and they tell me the #1 reason kids stop playing in the US: It is not fun anymore. Parents ruin it the worst, then come coaches. My son quit for the reason they took my team and another one, combined them and threw the lower performers out of a team. Those kids won a few more games, and the rest stopped playing. And do not get me started on the parents who claim their kid is the next Messi. (As the saying goes, more like messy.) "My kid should be playing forward, you idiot!" "They are 12 years old, they should be playing various positions since it is recreational ball." "You have no idea what your talking about." "Okay, you volunteer next time." "What, I don't have time for that, what do we pay you for." "Um...I am a volunteer."

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Incuensuocha
Incuensuocha

Of course the US development system still has ways to go before it catches up to the best developmental systems in the world, if that ever happens. That said, I think it’s obvious they are moving in the right direction. Having a national team with players the caliber of Pulisic, Reyna, McKennie, and Dest shows that progress is being made. And yes I know Dest didn’t develop in the US system.

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Cor du Roy
Cor du Roy

Because they don, t have the Ajax Amsterdam youth academy.

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Ur a Bum
Ur a Bum

It’s money we can’t afford DA

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Mark Wesley
Mark Wesley

I think the major problem is that in the hierarchy of sports in America, soccer is maybe the fourth or fifth in terms of popularity. the way the video described the sport in other countries as a way to escape poverty is what basketball does in the US. of course the problems mentioned in this video are also prevalent, but not enough people care. it's tough to compare soccer in america with football worldwide, because it's not nearly as popular or important here.

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Joel Doosey
Joel Doosey

this really sucks for people like me because not to toot my own horn i have easily made travel teams try-outs and even made the DC united youth academy but my parents just dont have the money to pay for it( plus i live in the DC area so i would have to pay for the DC united youth and the next nearest MLS team is waay to far away)

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Leo Abrahams
Leo Abrahams

Just scroll and u gon see the pixels flicker on pulics shirt

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oliver wenzel
oliver wenzel

The fact that so many people seem genuinely annoyed, by North Americans calling the sport soccer, is genuinely starting to annoy me. Its to the point, where i might start calling it soccer, just to be petty

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Reddot Sxul
Reddot Sxul

I’m a sophomore in high school and I’ve been trying out for school teams since seventh grade. The coaches tend to take the more conditioned players over the technical ones, that’s why I don’t make the team. They look for dribblers and shooters and not playmakers and defenders. So I’m going to skip the next school tryouts and train up and I’m going to come back looking like adama traore

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Jacob Meza
Jacob Meza

lol every club here is run as a business, not just most

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Derek Trobeck
Derek Trobeck

The other problem is lack of quality coaching in the affordable leagues. I watched a recreation league recently that played a 3-1-6...they stuck their backs on the 18 and said "boot it" if it gets close and said "more strikers equals more goals"...

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KE12
KE12

Do a video on why Mexico’s football league is corrupt

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Thomas Conboy
Thomas Conboy

It really starts with our coaches which has gotten better in last year 15 yrs

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Thomas Conboy
Thomas Conboy

It’s the prober name football

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Blit 18
Blit 18

I played in the da since I was 12... I lived with my only mother and never had to pay fees due to my economic status... to all the people who say it was just for rich kids... your wrong they took the best of the best to win games against teams all over the country. If your kid didn’t make it, it wasn’t Cause you didn’t have enough money.

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Joshua Erwin
Joshua Erwin

The problem is the money my family pays 8k for mls academy

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Mobile Man!c
Mobile Man!c

3 musketeers Christian Pulisic Weston Mckennie Giovanni Reyna

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Peter Acker
Peter Acker

This is spot on. Exactly. To a point. Well done

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Bryan Simmons
Bryan Simmons

The real problem is none of these things. The real problem is that in the US male youth don't love soccer. Basketball, US Football, Hockey, Baseball, and hunting, shooting, and motor sports are far more popular. Until Soccer becomes more popular (usually based on better professional opportunities) the best US male athletes won't be involved and so the US men's team won't be great. Don't believe me? Well the fact that in the US women's soccer is top notch is based on its popularity and the actual opportunities that women have for pro contracts (with the US national team), based on the same type of youth programs.

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Sith Lord97x
Sith Lord97x

With all due respect...but people need to understand one thing...SOCCER ISN'T OUR SPORT!!! So we don't need to be good at that (this coming from an American with Brazilian parents)...we are more focused on Football Basketball and Baseball...I don't see anybody giving Canada or Australia shit about not being good in soccer...its like its OK for them to suck at soccer but not us...considering that one focuses on Hockey the other focuses on Rugby We're ok not being the best in soccer...leave that for Germany France Spain & Brazil

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Paul Van Den Berg
Paul Van Den Berg

This was a great intro. Thank you for explaining the origins of soccer. Never knew about it and it all makes sense now. (no sarcasm)

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googlesu
googlesu

I would say the US MNT is capable to take on Germany, cause my home nation's team sucks

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Tito Fuente
Tito Fuente

The US never ceases to amaze me how dangerously moronic a worrying majority are at all levels of society. Pew pew.

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Anonimous Twothem
Anonimous Twothem

Here we have Asante Broadley well documented on youtube, born in America black and gifted 12 year old pursuing his development in England,,,his father has been in contact with the DA from time to time,,he simply asked the the DA to get him a trial with Manchester united to attend there school all now nobody dont reach out to him,,,Asante has three nationalities so at leasthe has options,,,

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wrotoshawn
wrotoshawn

The problem is that it just don’t produce talent compared to other countries. And the talent produced in the USA is not the same as other countries

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Turbo Gauchiste
Turbo Gauchiste

Like england, football don't like English speaking countries

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aXios
aXios

Well you’re missing a gigantic point here, there are many good soccer players in the USA that would rather play American football. Pat McAfee said he had 10 times the number of scholarship offers from colleges to go play soccer than he did to play football. He still chose football. There are 32 kickers and 32 Panthers in the NFL, all of them played soccer at one point. There are countless kickers in high schools and colleges all across the country that were all soccer players at one point. The end goal for many soccer players in the United States is to play American football. And 32 kickers and 32 punters really isn’t that big of a deal in a country with 320 million people, but those are just the ones that made it. There are many soccer players that end up abandoning soccer along the way so that they can try their luck at being a kicker or punter, and by the time they realize that it’s not going to work out, all their opportunities to play soccer have evaporated. Many soccer players leave for what seems to be greener pastures, Because the amount of money you can make compared to the amount of work you actually have to do as an NFL kicker or even a CFL kicker or XFL kicker is absurd. You can make like double or triple what some of the highest paid MLS players make your rookie season, not to mention that American football is more popular to begin with in America.

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E Bradley
E Bradley

Guys I’m a right sided Centre back in the us and I get no love in the USA but there is a kid on my team who scores 2 goals a season in striker and he gets scouted more than me bc he’s European help meeeee

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Bernie Witten
Bernie Witten

Do South African youth development

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Lorenzo D
Lorenzo D

You’ve hit the nail on the head but you didn’t really discuss the fact that a lot of American athletes see sport as a path into college and the MLS draft and how some of our players don’t turn pro til 21 so they develop slower

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