So, since US Soccer closed Bradenton residency camp; I can’t help but notice there is a void left behind and an opportunity missed to prepare young Americans for a career in Europe. On this point, I recommend a European traveling residency program: *Schedule games across the calendar year to play youth teams around Europe. *Help bridge the gap for youth age groups to prepare them for a contract abroad. *4 seasons... Winter (Nov-Feb), Spring (Feb-May), Summer (June, July), Fall (August-Nov). Allowing for opportunities for MLS club academy players to participate for a season and maintain eligibility for MLS club. *Regarding MLS clubs > They would loan a player to the US traveling team for a season. *Ideally, 23 players would be selected for a season. (This number can flex). *Teach German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch. > Based on where the team is playing for that season. *For instance, the traveling team might pick to play in Germany for a “winter season”. During that winter season, the player would learn German. *A hypothetical schedule for summer... destination: Germany week 1-2: Borussia Dortmund Week 3-4: Bayern Munich Week 5-6: RB Leipzig Week 7-8: TSG Hoffenheim *From an education standpoint, team stands as a travel abroad course. *A part of; but a different function from the US U-17 team.