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https://www.theplayerstribune.com/christian-pulisic-usmnt-world-cup/

Surprised this isn’t in here yet, but a must read for anyone interested in soccer and development. Pulisic talks a little bit about how being able to play in Germany as a 16-year-old is how he got to elevate his game and the only way he was able to do that was because he had a Croatian passport.

I think the same issues impact hockey players too. The US National Camps are a good way to help elevate and identify talents at 15, 16, and 17. They can get some good coaching and get opportunities to play against players their own ability. I’m not so sure on the necessity of the NTDP, but I think the USHL and NAHL have been great things for developing hockey players. I think it’d be great if US Soccer looked at the ADM and those junior programs to develop their players in leagues like that too.