It helps for sure but there are still scouting holes. You can look at basically any YNT roster and see that. I'd like to see a few more non-DA kids who play for Birmingham Fire or Boise Lightning (I just made those two clubs up) get speculative calls. I hated ODP and it had turned into a sham by the end of it's utility but there's no doubt it was set up to try and find players coming out of the woodwork. When I coached ODP, we would have rec kids from rural areas come out and a few of them actually made some of the state teams and one even ended up in MLS eventually. Those kids are totally forgotten if they can't drive to a DA team now. Same with the Hispanic clubs which, let's be honest, are probably more likely to produce top-level talent than rural Oklahoma but the point still stands. As to your second point, 100% agree. I want USSF to aide the academies by scouting and working to expand soccer into areas that aren't economically feasible for the academies to do. Leave the academies alone, except maybe further change the ways they can sell players!!!