One topic not commented on much here is the emergence and popularity of Youth SuperClubs, and its direct impliactions for the USMNT. Clearly EVERYONE ( almost) would agree that pros should train future pros. But we have 2 problems: not only do MLS clubs not have the money to do this, the USA is so spread out that even if every MLS club had an integrated youth system and unlimited resources, MOST people in this country live too far from an MLS club for it to matter. However, the premier super clubs have emerged and grown like wild fire. Here is Massacusetts we have many and some are damn good.The Greater Boston Bolts won one of the USA clubs championships and who are the coaching directors: John Kerr and Bruce Murray, both ex-pro players and ex-members of the USMNT. This week, for the first time ever, a USA youth team ( Dallas Texans) won the U-19 Super Group section of the Dallas Cup-against Man U, a Mexican team, etc. This is a VERY important development for the USA men, because it has a HUGE footprint. MOST excellent kids can get to a youth Super club.Most kids , even excellent kids, won't make Youth Nat teams.This is how our best kids will be trained for the foreseeable future. And it is working pretty well too.