It’s hard to deny that nowadays the gap of youth soccer development between the United States and the rest of the world is shrinking.
With the USSF and MLS investing money in development for soccer players at an early age, these last several years have shown an influx of young players having opportunities to play professionally both domestically and internationally.
Of course with the coming years, fans would like to see this trend continue, developing youngsters early and having them play in a professional environment while still in their teenage years.
Now, to say that the mentioned U.S. teenagers will become world soccer stars is definitely a bold statement. But it’s a statement filled with hope and aspiration—and maybe a little sense of fantasy—however, given the opportunity, only each player can define their destiny.