Post by Soccerhouse on Feb 3, 2020 11:33:53 GMT -5
Is the instant Atlanta United success the demise of the domestic young player?
So much more value put on young south Americans and Europeans. Probably rightfully so at this point also, given the current state of USL and the college game. It is going to get harder and harder for the younger Americans to prove themselves to get in minutes. New signing for AU “Matheus is a technically gifted midfielder who gets around the field well,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “He fits our club profile, having already played in 70-plus league matches at only 23-years-old, along with international experience in Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. We’re pleased to add him to the team and look forward to him strengthening our midfield immediately.”
5 goals and 2 assists in those 71 appearances (4,218 minutes) -- would expect more assists, but sometimes, those can be harder to come by.
Transparently I want US born players to have opportunities to gain experience and ultimately succeed all in the States. However, similar to other professional sports each franchise has it own approach for being successfully. I dont think any of us thought Atl UTD would dip this much off shore. But ultimately I understand. I cant hold ATL UTD responsible for fixing American soccer. They are in the business of making money and winning championships.
I think young players have to really study the MLS franchises to determine who are really interested in developing the local player. I think some like Dallas are interested in truly having their Academy players play on the first team. At this point I dont think ATL is patient enough for that approach. So I agree with others, if I think I have a player who has the potential to be great, I have to look at European clubs who have a history of playing/developing American players...
Post by paterfamilias on Feb 3, 2020 20:52:18 GMT -5
I don't think homegrown will necessarily suffer. Honestly, it may drive the local kids to do better since they are striving to clear a higher bar.
For context on players playing abroad, our players go abroad for better training opportunities. The US exports basketball talent,like crazy. There are over 4,000 americans playing in leagues abroad professionally.
Post by GameOfThrow-ins on Feb 3, 2020 21:30:41 GMT -5
$$$. Somebody get Bloomberg interested in soccer. Otherwise, play in college, don’t sign any BS solidarity agreement with an MLS club, take trials abroad, and get your finance degree. And if you’re a center back, switch to basketball power forward or football tight end or left tackle in college for real bank. Until things change, that’s the pathway. If you’re not a center back, good luck.
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atlfutboldad: hattrick07 Yeah, in tryouts, if they're not good enough to play, they're not good enough to make the team.
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what a joke: don't waste your time at GSA coaches clinics or any other event ....
Feb 1, 2020 10:37:12 GMT -5
what a joke: "no rosters or numbers" ... they want to promote ONLY the players THEY want someone to see, NOT players that deserve to be seen.
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public: Maybe moving to ATL for a job and I have 10 year old. Any good academies in the area with focus on development and not just winning. Son has played for all the big clubs in NTX but looking for a development oriented club in the ATL.
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Atl Native: You don’t is 10 years old and has played for all the big clubs in NTX already?
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Atl Native: You’re son is 10 years old and has played for all the big clubs in NTX already?
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