Klinsmann's comments were a tired bigsoccer cliche when I joined. In the 1990s. It's easy to say we shouldn't have pay to play, but as everyone who knows anything about anything knows, the problem is that the ratio of "money you can make playing in the local domestic league" divided by "average middle class salary" is worse in the US than probably anywhere in the world, certainly of any country that is seriously trying to make the World Cup. You can't just wave a magic wand and create a hunger for kids to make it MLS where they can make about twice the national average if they are a good-not-great player. If JK can figure out how to pump enough money in the development system to make this work, he shouldn't be the coach. He should jump right past that and just be God. I get what he said, but folks, is this really worth a thread? I'll end with this...I'm not sure having a GERMAN, for goodness' sake, making those kinds of comments about inner city kids, running the national team. Too much historical and racial baggage there.