In another thread https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=76766 soccerfreak #1 said, "If it´s true what youre all posting, there will be no chance for the USMNT to become a major competitor in world soccer. Young players shouldn´t be just judged by their strength and speed, but by their potentials and skills. Now it´s obvious to me, why the best american player, landon donovon decided to go to europe in the age of 16, so he wasn´t forced to go through this awfull college stuff. The americans should change that quickly if they want to become better in future. In germany we had also some problems with our youth system, cause many coaches did the same thing as the college coaches. the result is the poor performance of the german NT during the last decade, but we changed that system in ´98 and now it begins to pay of with some exelent youth players in U21 and U19." I think this is interesting and would like to know more. Would anyone on this forum care to tell us how the German system opperates today??