It's not a logical step. But, it is a step. US pro rosters are over 50% foreign too. It's not logical to go from 18 years old to pro when half the rosters are 50% foreign. NCAA soccer rosters are estimated 13.2% international -- men's soccer. What college soccer does is give nearly 40,000 players the chance to keep playing. If pro works out, great. If it doesn't, at least an education is potentially gained (at maybe a discounted rate). Without college soccer, we'd have 40,000 less soccer players playing as high of a level as they possibly could in the country. If only there was a structure change, there would be more logical steps to take. But, until that happens, there's little opportunity for truly chasing a pro soccer career.