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Article on Dom Dwyer and the influx of British Soccer Players to US Universities

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I played with British and South African players.   This is why U.S Soccer development of home grown players sucks.   We have not put the leg work into developing coaches and players.   Reason, no money in soccer but yes in Football and Basketball even though only 350 college players make it to the pros for football every year, if that.

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I played with British and South African players.   This is why U.S Soccer development of home grown players sucks.   We have not put the leg work into developing coaches and players.   Reason, no money in soccer but yes in Football and Basketball even though only 350 college players make it to the pros for football every year, if that.

 

In the areas you mention, there are no opportunities for any sport but soccer.  In the US, there are far more opportunities and exposure (and most importantly money) of football than soccer.  

 

It confuses me why you would expect more money to be spent developing soccer players than football players, when clearly there are at least tens of times more money available in football.

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I played with British and South African players.   This is why U.S Soccer development of home grown players sucks.   We have not put the leg work into developing coaches and players.   Reason, no money in soccer but yes in Football and Basketball even though only 350 college players make it to the pros for football every year, if that.

Klinsmann is trying to correct this, but it will take serious structural and monetary change to get there.

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I played with British and South African players.   This is why U.S Soccer development of home grown players sucks.   We have not put the leg work into developing coaches and players.   Reason, no money in soccer but yes in Football and Basketball even though only 350 college players make it to the pros for football every year, if that.

Klinsmann is trying to correct this, but it will take serious structural and monetary change to get there.

 

 

Monetary being more difficult than structural.

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