All of our starting players will play in big clubs in World Class [TM] leagues, or MLS will be a world class league? Discuss. I will argue the former. I think MLS is already a top 20-30 league in the world, but a fundamental shift in American sports would have to occur for MLS to become World Class. I think this is possible, but won't happen in my lifetime. However, I think in about 25 years all of the USMNT "starting" players will play at top clubs. The sons of Beasley, Donovan, and Reyna will enjoy the fruits of their ancestor's work. Special thanks to Eric Wynalda, Paul Caligiuri, and Bruce Murray. This will happen because (1) the American player is now accepted overseas and is starting to be sought out, (2) the level of coaching at the highest levels of youth soccer has reached acceptability, and this will filter down to lower levels as the game gains more popularity, (3) the potential for making big money overseas is now becoming clear to young players and their parents, and (4) the continued success of the national team creates role models out of the best players -- players who have taken a successful path overseas.