With the new developmental league and quality academies evolving within the country, what is the likelihood that future US Youth National Teams will be more competitive in the selection process. It seems the constant competition between the 64 development clubs should provide opportunities to see individuals playing competitive matches and grow preofessionally as an athlete. The residency program should not be exclusive to making the Youth National teams. The arguement by the coaching staff is that the players would have played together and have chemistry. It seems to me that the US should be about picking the best players at the time of competitions and not simply by the fact they were in residency as in the past. (This year's U-17 had 2 players not from residency if I recall correctly.) So the the questions I have for every one are: (1) Do you see a more "open" audition for youth national teams in the future through the development league? (2) What is the role of the residency program in this new era? Is it elitist and thus obsolete? Or still good idea to take the best as identified by some coaches?