As a new comer to the message boards, I have enjoyed the variety of opinions, and would now like to ask a question to get feedback on a topic of playing in college or going to europe. Here is the situation: I am the mother of a boy that plays for a team ranked in the top 20 and has been on the starting 11 since he came to college. He has not yet finished his sophomore year of playing eligibility. He has received an offer to go to Europe and play for the reserves of a team that plays in the top league of the country. If he plays good for a year or two, then he has a good chance of moving up to the top team. If he doesn't, then he could flounder on the reserves with no chance of going back to college to play, and MLS being the best next hope. Thanks for your opinions and your help!