Aug 23, 2017
Daryl Grove and Will "Eugoogly" Parchman welcome you to the sixth episode of The TopDrawerSoccer Show, publishing every Wednesday at 6 a.m. Eastern.
Up for discussion:
The US Boys U15s lost to Mexico in the CONCACAF Championship final, but several players stood out. We take a look at midfielder Gio Reyna (yep, son of Claudio), forward Gianluca Busio, right back Joseph Scally and left back George Bello.
See Reyna and Busio combine for a goal here: http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91stminute/2017/08/this-u15-golazo-is-gianluca-busios-breakout-moment/
Highlights of Scally and Bello here: http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91stminute/2017/08/highlight-video-u15-bnt-outside-backs-george-bello-joseph-scally-shine/
We also discuss American soccer's scouting problem. US Soccer has nine full-time and 100-150 part-time scouts. Neither is enough for a country this size.
Our Prospect of the Week was born in Bath, sits on the bench in the Premier League, and is eligible for the US, England, Ireland, and maybe even Italy.
Three big questions today from The TopDrawerSoccer Show digital mailbag:
Is it possible to develop an "American" style of play?
Are kids not in the Development Academy being overlooked?
Do the Keibals' criticisms help or hurt American soccer development? (spoiler alert: we talk pro/rel)
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[Theme music: "Acid Rain" by Atlantic Thrills]