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The ESPN article suggest that there maybe was a little more to it than money.  The DA apparently was a source of headaches for the USSF, and they may have just decided to let the MLS and other big clubs run it.

 

Apparently, the MLS clubs in the DA weren't happy because the non-MLS clubs weren't good enough and they want to start playing more international teams.  At least one non-MLS club wasn't happy because they got dropped down to a lower division even though they were competitive with or even better than the MLS clubs.  Girls clubs were leaving the DA because they couldn't meet the DA's coaching license requirements, and the future of the girls DA was in doubt.  One club's closest away game was 800 miles away.

 

On the other hand, maybe not making the World Cup caused a real revenue hit that's forcing some downsizing now.  And with the women's national team's equal pay lawsuit, USSF is going to have to start paying the women more than they do currently.  Maybe saving the $12 million really does make a difference.



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The USSF is such a shit show I really dont see this as a problem in the long term. Short term yes. But long term shouldnt MLS clubs be the driving force behind youth development in the country anyway?

Sure it means less meaningful games at a HIGH level for the REALLY talented youth players in the short term, but long term that problem should correct itself.

Just my opinion based on nothing. Im woefully ignorant about the youth setup.

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I think the problem is that, outside of those radius around MLS markets, there are huge gaps where youth players wont get a chance to join an Academy.

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12 m to run a national program is not a lot of money.


https://soccer.nbcsp...cial-situation/

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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https://soccer.nbcsp...cial-situation/


Where the hell did all their money go? Surely not the payout of Jurgens contract?

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Where the hell did all their money go?


https://www.inc.com/...nformation.html

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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https://www.inc.com/...nformation.html


Their books used to be easily accessible to the public. Probably not anymore.

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Their books used to be easily accessible to the public


Books need to be honest and accurate.
Executive compensation is often a gray area.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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https://www.mlssocce...ernational-foes


Bradley Wright-Phillips "I prefer it at Red Bull Arena, but it was OK. I could imagine it being good for a baseball crowd.


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95 team MLS youth league formed:

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-192456416.html


"They better keep playing that RB Arena update because that unbuilt stadium is the only positive thing about this soft-drink-selling, coached-by-a-dumbass, trading-good-players-for-shit, hopeless, retarded, club." - MetroFanatic

"It was always six weeks away. Every month, [Nick Sakiewicz] would say, we're six weeks away from the stadium. It's been the longest six weeks of my life." - Mike Petke

 

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