February 11, 2013 Leave a comment
Originally posted on The Shin Guardian:
About our next author:
In a painstakingly researched piece, USC master’s candidate Ryan McCormack authors this treatise on the current moment in time for US Youth Soccer. Ryan grew up playing soccer in California’s Coast Premier League and served as a youth coach for three seasons and is presently with the Arizona Hammers in a leadership capacity.
Ryan spent hours refining the piece with added contributions from TSG’s US Youth expert Nick Sindt. Thank you both.
For years Sunil Gulati has chased Jurgen Klinsmann to fill the USMNT position, but through endless negotiations Klinsmann resisted. His resistance always comes down to one thing: control and restructuring of the American youth soccer system. Now, Klinsmann has the reigns, so now the question must be asked: what is the state of youth soccer in America and what needs to be fixed?
It is no secret that the US youth system has struggled…
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