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Walking the Red Feb 3, 2016

Is College or Academy the Way Forward for Youth Development in Major League Soccer?

There are two ways to cultivate youth in Major League Soccer. Based on recent evidence which is better in Major League Soccer? There is often discussion amongst supporters of MLS teams in regards to which way is the right way to bring youth into the professional game. As it stands now, there are two ways a young player can make it as a pro. They can go to college, graduate, and declare themselves for the MLS SuperDraft or they can join a professional team's academy and come up as young player through a club's development system. The former represents how youth development is conducted in...

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