Here's the scenario. The kid is a very good player...regional team/national pool. He's 18 and headed for a D1 college in a couple weeks as a freshman. The kid's main goal is to play pro in Europe, then MLS. He's played against some of Europe's top youth teams in the past 18 months and did very well, earning praise from a coach of one of Italy's top youth sides. The kid is going to college because that's what most players do....but he really wants to pursue a pro career and feels he's good enough. So, what does this kid do? How does he get a trial in Europe? Does he need some sort of agent? If he contacts an agent, is that an NCAA violation? I know this sounds like a Dear Abby letter, but I'm looking for some real good advice here. Thanks much.