http://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...-development/2012/06/11/gJQAK4tjVV_story.html Here are a few quotes from the article. What are peoples thoughts on this? I posted it here as a) it effects the NT program and b) if I posted it in the MLS forums most responses would have been "well, the MLS is not responsible to the USNT program", which is often the simple responses over there. Some MLS clubs have stepped up and are doing a good job with younger players, but here I'm more interested in talking about the effect it has on the USNT. Clearly something needs to be done and I'm glad more attention is being payed to the problem, and the more media attention paid towards this issue the quicker we hopefully see some results. I commend the MLS clubs who have resident academies and are investing heavily in those academies, but too many other clubs are simply lacking in this department, but still this doesn't solve the issue that the majority of 19 and 19 yr olds do not have a place to play nearly enough games, and that is really hurting us. The best of the best might find time on an MLS pitch, such as Gil or Kitchen two pick two well known guys, but most hit a wall in their development in KEY development years.