So, you hear this argument that college soccer is not good for developing professional or international players....on the men's side. But on the women's side, it seems to be working just fine. Of course, the 2nd half of the argument is, "compared to the alternatives/competition", that is, true professional academies, which are still very rare for women at this point. The NCAA put this post on IG today and did one for the Canada/NZ game as well that was pretty revealing. That Chilean GK, I assume, was awesome at S. Florida. I think only Horan (unc commit but went to psg) and Pugh (ucla but went to Wash Spirit) are not on this chart: https://www.instagram.com/p/ByxpxRDBiha/ Maybe the question is, would some or all of these US players become noticeably better had they spent time in a professional academy earlier? Maybe went to Europe instead of college like Yedlin, Pulisic, or Freddy Adu (oops).