So I was bored and decided to look up the 2018 stats for the players from the last U19/U20 cycle who are still in college to see how they're doing this year. (I'll post them in a day or so in the college YNT thread.) In doing so, I found a bunch of YNT players who had been playing college ball who appear to no longer be doing so (despite not having played four seasons) and don't appear to be a pro anywhere. At least no where that google could find. All told, I found seven 97/98s who got called into the U19s/20s last cycle who played at least one season of college soccer but aren't doing so now, nor are they pros. They are: David Burns, Ronaldo Escudero, Malcolm Jones, Christian Onalfo, Chad Poarch, Elijah Rice and Diego Silva. What's messed up about this that six of the seven came thru the academies of MLS teams... that have a USL squad or are USL squads. Would seem the YNT-pool players who don't want to/can't play college soccer would be, ya know, perfect for an MLS reserve side or USL team, particularly if you'd already invested money having them in your academy, but what do I know? Here are the seven. Any help anyone has on where these guys are would be appreciated. Burns, a 97 D from Sacramento Republic's academy, redshirted as a freshman at Cal and then played last year. Escudero, a 97 M from the Galaxy academy, spent last year at Golden West Junior College in California. He's not on their roster this year. A lot of the JuCo kids bounce around, but this one didn't seem to pop up at any other program, 2 or 4 year, when I searched. Jones, a 97 D from the Galaxy academy, was in and out of the starting lineup in three seasons at UCLA. Onalfo, of course, is Curt's son. He's a 97 D from.... the Galaxy academy. He redshirted at San Diego Stae as a freshman then transferred to Cal State Northridge, where he started early in the season then got sidelined by injury. Onalfo actually played several games for Los Dos before college when his dad was their coach so he actually has USL experience. Maybe he's still recovering from his injuries. Poarch, another 97 defender, is from Delaware. He spent his freshman season at High Point, where he played regularly then transferred to Delaware, where he started every game he played. Google tells me he spent some time this summer with Tulsa Athletic in the NPSL. Rice is a 98 F from Real Salt Lake's academy, where he led the USSDA in scoring his final year (15/16) of HS before matriculating to Washington. He wasn't the prolific scorer at U-Dub that many expected but he wasn't awful, either. Silva, a 07 FB, is also from RSL's academy. An Argentine-American, he spent two seasons at Maryland, where he was really good when he was healthy but was only available for 18 games over two seasons. He went missing before last season. The commonality of his name makes google searches hard, but despite looking for awhile, I found nada. Winter, a 97 F from the Union academy, spent the 16 seasons at Palm Beach Atlantic, a D-II program. Not heard from since.