I'm sure this has been beaten to death in some thread I haven't seen, but can anyone briefly explain what U.S. Club Soccer is trying to do and where it fits into the grand scheme of things? Sure, I understand the ECNL, but what about all these regional "Premier Leagues"? Is it really such a good idea for the Suburban Carolina U16 Eaglebones to travel and play Wheresville Alabama FC U16 United in a "league" when we already have so many other leagues that do that AND fit more neatly into the soccer pyramid, such as it is? Is this basically a matter of egos, or is U.S. Club Soccer really trying (and even succeeding at) something different than whatever the Developmental Academy, Super-Y League and the USYSA's various leagues are doing? How do the Premier Leagues compare with the Super-Y and the USYSA's leagues?