How much value would we actually anticipate for a guy who isn't MLS-ready, even if he's dominating USL? Do we know what we got out of the Brandon Allen loan last season? I can't imagine it was more than a drop in the proverbial ocean of MLS funny money.
Loans would be pretty harmless as long as we have the option to recall the player if need be, and the other MLS team actually intends to play them. But how often is an MLS team desperate enough to look at another team's reserve players to fill a starting spot?
Its not a disaster or even necessarily a problem if a decent number of young players come and go from the system without ever breaking into the first team, its just the nature of the beast. A guy like Yanes was mentioned here, its not like we paid a transfer fee or housed him in the academy for years, so there's no desperate need to recoup any investment.