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Not overly surprised. Our well is drying up in some aspects.

That being said, he was only here from August of last year until this year and was able to bring in some quality players from Orlando's youth system.

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Why are you not surprised? Genuine question. I don't know anything about the guy. But we have arguably the best academy in the country. Why fire the director?



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Why are you not surprised? Genuine question. I don't know anything about the guy. But we have arguably the best academy in the country. Why fire the director?

 

kinda wondering about the same. what was it about Longwell that led to the "drying up" in some aspects?


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I think it is simply the style of play not fitting the Red Bull style with some of the newer players that have been brought in by Longwell.

We have some really talented players in some positions and he was bringing players in that played those same roles.

Meanwhile, academies around us are improving.
We have dominated for a long time, but now with the U18/19 group we sit third in our region behind Philly and Richmond. In the U16/17 group we sit 4th behind Philly, DC, and PA Classics.
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I think it is simply the style of play not fitting the Red Bull style with some of the newer players that have been brought in by Longwell.

We have some really talented players in some positions and he was bringing players in that played those same roles.

Meanwhile, academies around us are improving.
We have dominated for a long time, but now with the U18/19 group we sit third in our region behind Philly and Richmond. In the U16/17 group we sit 4th behind Philly, DC, and PA Classics.


I believe DC has a residency program. I wonder if that is making a big difference. I guess a residency program could help ID foreign talent.

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I believe DC has a residency program. I wonder if that is making a big difference. I guess a residency program could help ID foreign talent.

 

They do but don't they also charge a fuckton for it?



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They do but don't they also charge a fuckton for it?


Yes. They work it through Calverton. Prices included in the link below.

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Odd timing, IMO.
Could not wait until tomorrow? Or next Sunday?

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Hope they bring in a good academy director. Maybe they'll bring in someone from one of the RB's in Europe. Synergy!! But also, the youth soccer training in Germany is top class, would be good to bring someone in.






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