Nailed it. It's not surprising that the mainstream guys get it. It's because they aren't stakeholders in the US soccer establishment. Speak For Yourself (@SFY) | Twitter In America we've taken something that should be inexpensive and uncomplicated and made it expensive and complicated. MLS Academies are still by and large a pay to play proposition, where success is measured in the number of kids who get college scholarships. Only in America does soccer have 22 year "rookies". Go to any major city or suburb in America. Youth soccer is a sport dominated by privileged families who can afford to travel to expensive away tournaments. And lastly, why do we never see the MLS based US Soccer media ever criticize our players? They are treated with kid gloves. When a player fails to perform it's always because of the choice of formation or being played "out of position". Jurgen Klinsmann isn't popular with the MLS based US media because he is critical of the status quo and they are the defenders of it. He's not right about everything but he's more right than Don Garber, Alexi Lalas and Matt Doyle.