Which is better to reach next goal: girls National Team pool (u14). I feel like once this season wraps up, this decision will be very important. We’re being pulled hard in 2 ways and I see benefits to both but of course no one is unbiased. Team 1) MLS/NWSL DA, starter/contributor playing 1 Year up. Practicing/scrimmaging 2+ years up. Coach is well known but doesn’t have a “track record” of NTP. Don’t really think he’s a great coach but he’s working with what he has. Teammates - not as dedicated, sub par technical abilities, more of a big/strong/athletic team, will never be a national championship team (with this roster), a middle of the pack to top middle level team. Fairly sure coach would “recommend” me for my own age group Team 2) DA, not MLS/NWSL, but a top girls club in the US. Playing correct age group, allowed to practice/play some up a year also. Definitely starter/contributer. Club has proven record of sending lots girls to NT. very popular (great?) Coach with proven winning record. Girls are very good for the age group (a national championship team most likely), technically advanced players. Several (3) good players on the team currently, maybe coach would rank/recommended behind his long term players (even if it isn’t accurate)?? Unknown Other Worries: club funding “finances more secure at MLS club?” Also rumors DA will “teir” the DA clubs with MLS being above nonMLS. And, How important is playing up? Coaches Personality, location, fees, social aspect, etc all the same, for sake of argument Thank you in advance for your input. I really want to hear other thoughts, from people not directly involved.