I might be wrong, but I forsee enormous growth in young U.S. soccer players heading abroad. I've been thinking about this for a while, what with Spector, Simak, and so forth. But the Kenny Cooper deal put me over the edge. Nothing against these kids, but the real difference between them and 25 or 50 or 100 other top young U.S. players is the European passport that enabled them to get by the U.K.'s labor laws. It took a little while, but England's major clubs have realized that a top 100 U.S. player is a fine "free agent" prospect. Better to sign one of them than to try to pry away one of Liverpool's top youths. So England now is on a feeding frenzy for any U.S. youth player with a Euro passport. From there, I think it's only a short step for Holland, Belgium, Italy, and other countries with less restrictive labor laws to say, "Hell, yes, why not us, too?" Particularly if the U.S. U17 team continues to do well in the U17 World Cup. The U.S. market has been ridiculously underserved for a while -- professional opportunities for the 300th best U18 in England while the 15th best U18 in U.S. must make do with college. I see that changing, rapidly, as the European clubs realize the bargains that exist here.