http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/ne...oblems-american-soccer-leander-schaerlaeckens What Caleb Porter (I'm a big fan of this guy and hope he is USMNT coach before long) says about vertical integration of a systems is great. Thomas Rongen: "First, we need full-time skills teachers at the youngest levels who can teach in a game context, through repetition, proper technique for both feet that's required at the highest level. In the successful countries, you see the best coaches at the youngest ages. " "The next component, which is very important, that we're also not doing enough -- you look at the rest of the world, most teams train four or five times as a team, as a group, but also then have two individual trainings, which are really geared towards positions. We still get players that don't know how to play a position within a certain system well. We have too many players without a position."" Earnie Stewart: "If you see what we in Holland put in for hours and what the United States puts in, it's not even close."" I don't like that John Hackworth is talking about soccer culture. While relevant, it's ultimately out of our immediate control. Worry about things we can control.