I agree. I see the depth and strength of the clubs in North Texas and had to admire it. An age group from South Texas here and there could compete, but never a club. Even with my daughters team they could compete here and there against some of the better North Texas team but her team rarely had the depth to make it through an entire tournament. I think South Texas also has to deal with a cultural attitude of "girls don't play soccer", thus the disparity between the performance of their boys as opposed to the girls. I witnessed this first hand when we lived there. I remember one father, a man who played for the Mexican national team, when asked why his daughters did not play soccer responded "It is not proper for girls to play soccer." It was easy for boys to find extra training, pick up games, good coaching, much more difficult for girls. The only reason my daughter improved was because she was friends with a girl whose father was the coach for a boy's team and would sometimes let them practice with the boys. It was pretty frustrating. It is changing, but very slowly.