Why It’s Not Home Sweet Home for US Players

The chances of a US player being selected for the National team may be more challenging if they are based in the US and play in the MLS. This past summer, coach Gregg Berhalter gave some US players opportunities when he chose his squad for the Gold Cup, but you could argue that this was influenced by it being the middle of the European close season and some players such as Pulisic, McKennie, Adams and Reyna may not have been available.   

Pay to Play in Youth Soccer

Pay to play soccer is a phrase often used to describe the system in the United States.  It references the direct relationship between the level of competitive play and the cost of playing at that level.