And that's fine for MLS to not care but the USMNT absolutely should. If our best players are able to play at a higher level than MLS, the USMNT should push them to do so. If our talented youth will get better RIGHT NOW by training at the best academies in the world, the USMNT should push them to do so. If (hopefully when) MLS's level of play and/or developmental academies rival those of the world's best, then we can discuss whether it makes sense to push highly talented youth to stay. Until then, it doesn't make sense to me for the USMNT to do otherwise.