Three coincidental bits of reading today (for two of them, thanks to Jason Davis for mentioning them on today's show): At The Athletic, Will Parchman ranks all 23 MLS-affiliated academies. At SoccerWire, Charles Boehm has news of a new D.C. United partnership and a nice pyramid graphic showing players progressing from these partner clubs to … Continue reading Who goes from Academy to USL?
I spent a couple of weeks researching a story on the girls' Development Academy and the ECNL that ran today at FourFourTwo. It's epic, and yet it doesn't account for everything that's happened in the last couple of weeks. More to come.
Alexi Lalas is a Soccer Hall of Famer. He’s also an entertainer, with interests in music as well as riling people up from a soccer broadcast studio. So when he rips the U.S. men’s national team as “soft, tattooed millionaires,” he’s drawing on both backgrounds. https://twitter.com/FOXSports/status/907101432758673408 In our conversation, Lalas explains that “tattooed millionaires” came … Continue reading How do we raise soft, tattooed millionaires? Alexi Lalas on RSD
The podcast starts this week with a bit of a political rant. The news on DACA is hard to ignore, and we’ve had some ongoing overheated arguments in the soccer community. The Travis Clark interview on the Development Academy starts around the 9:25 mark. A few landmarks: Will the NWSL affiliates dominate? (19:45) DA vs. … Continue reading Podcast, Ep. 9 — Girls’ Development Academy with Travis Clark, plus a soccerpolitical rant