The TopDrawerSoccer Show: focus on the future with Top Drawer Soccer

The TopDrawerSoccer Show: focus on the future with Top Drawer Soccer
Uncovering the underbelly of American soccer with insights from the experts at Top Drawer Soccer
Travis Clark on the MLS SuperDraft, Kim McCauley on the NWSL Draft, and Frankie Amaya on being drafted
Jan 11 • 47 min
Recorded live from the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago, Daryl and Taylor are joined by Travis Clark to break down the MLS SuperDraft, SB Nation’s Kim McCauley to discuss the NWSL Draft, and Frankie Amaya to explain what it’s like being…
Your big American soccer 2019 preview — what to watch for and why
Jan 4 • 45 min
Daryl and Travis give you 10 things to keep an eye on in American soccer this year, from the U20 World Cup to which MLS team might really hashtag play the kids to which college players will go high in the MLS and NWSL drafts. Get 20% off a…
Discussing the 2019 MLS Combine and Draft w/ Bobby Warshaw
Dec 28, 2018 • 38 min
With Taylor and Daryl out of town, Travis called up Bobby Warshaw to discuss the upcoming MLS Combine and MLS Draft. Bobby also gets into his own experiences as a player participating in the Combine and Draft, and a lingering beef with a certain TDSS…
Grassroots soccer with Chris Kessell
Dec 21, 2018 • 30 min
Travis talks grassroots soccer with Chris Kessell, president of both West Side SC and Kanawha Valley Soccer League, and board member of the West Virginia Soccer Association. Topics include how to build futsal courts in West Virginia and beyond, and…
Americans in the UEFA Youth League, plus Nike Friendlies and the conclusion of the College Cups
Dec 13, 2018 • 55 min
Taylor and Travis won’t let the snow keep them down! Instead, they’re discussing a variety of topics, including… 2:01 - Americans in the UEFA Youth League, with particular emphasis on Sergino Dest of Ajax and Chris Richards of Bayern Munich. 27:20 -…
Which USMNT youth players fit the Berhalter system? Nike U17 International Friendlies review, Indiana Head Coach Todd Yeagley
Dec 5, 2018 • 61 min
Daryl and Travis discuss new USMNT coach Greg Berhalter and highlights up-and-coming players that will thrive under Triple G’s style of play. At 27:18, they discuss the Nike U17 International Friendlies — how did the team look, what did we learn,…
What’s next for the stars of the victorious US U20s?
Nov 29, 2018 • 44 min
Taylor and Travis quickly discuss the USA’s poor performance at the 2018 U17 Women’s World Cup. They then move on to discussing what the near future holds for 6 of the key players from the US U20s, fresh off their title-winning campaign at the 2018…
Did MLS teams give enough minutes to young players in 2018? (with Sam Stejskal)
Nov 21, 2018 • 69 min
Travis talks to national writer Sam Stejskal about Major League Soccer’s approach to #PlayYourKids. Did enough players get enough minutes? Which players impressed? And what could MLS do differently? This is a deep-dove conversation…
The NCAA men’s tournament kicks into high gear, plus U17 WNT review and U20 MNT preview
Nov 16, 2018 • 43 min
Taylor and Travis take a look back at the USA’s (unconvincing) 3-0 win over Cameroon in the U17 Women’s World Cup, and ponder where the team goes from here. They then move on to discuss the NCAA Men’s Division I college tournament, which kicks into…
USMNT U20 World Cup qualifying — what do we think of it so far?
Nov 8, 2018 • 36 min
Daryl and Travis review the USMNT U20’s first four games in the CONCACAF Championship, and Travis highlights three players to watch in the women’s college soccer tournament. Use code “podcast” to get 20% off a Premier subscription at…
Discussing the US U20 Men’s National Team with Adam Belz of The Scuffed Podcast
Oct 29, 2018 • 49 min
Travis is joined by Adam Belz of The Scuffed Podcast to break down Tab Ramos’ roster for the upcoming Concacaf U20 Championships. Who made the cut, who didn’t, and what can we expect from the USA in their U20 World Cup qualifying campaign. All that…
How futsal helps young players improve, with Don Hughes of Richmond United Development Academy
Oct 25, 2018 • 41 min
Daryl talks to Don Hughes, U15 and U16 boys coach with Richmond United Development Academy, where he also runs the futsal program. Coach Hughes talks Daryl through how he coaches futsal, what fustal can teach young players, and how players can apply…
Discussing the State of the USL and 2018’s Breakout Players w/ Phil Grooms
Oct 19, 2018 • 47 min
Travis is joined by Phil Grooms from The USL Show to discuss the close of the regular season, the trends in the league, and some specific players who are starting to generate headlines. They also get into the status of the league and what it might…
10 reasons to be optimistic about the future of the USMNT
Oct 12, 2018 • 46 min
One year and a couple of days since the USMNT’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Travis and Daryl dig deep and find 10 reasons to be optimistic. Today’s show is sponsored by Open Goaaal! Go to and use…
Homegrown Players: Who Are They, Who’s Doing Well, and Who Could Use More Minutes?
Oct 5, 2018 • 54 min
Taylor and Travis discuss 10 homegrown players and what their stories can tell us about the strengths and weaknesses of the Homegrown Player rule. What can we learn from what these players doing and, more importantly, what lessons can MLS teams gain…
Young Yanks Abroad
Sep 28, 2018 • 70 min
Daryl and Travis answer seven questions about young American playing abroad: 1. Which uncapped European-based prospect is most likely to become a USMNT regular? 2. Disregarding Pulisic, what American seems to have the tools to succeed in the…
U20 Invitational results, plus a look back at the NCAA season so far
Sep 20, 2018 • 39 min
Taylor and Travis discuss the US u20 national team’s performance in the 2018 u20 Invitational in which they lost to… erm… the US u19s. What significance (if any) does the result have and what’s next for the team as they prepare for World Cup…
Eight questions about US Soccer Youth National Teams
Sep 14, 2018 • 54 min
Daryl and Travis answer eight questions about the US Soccer YNT setup. Who should replace John Hackworth as U17 MNT coach, who even makes the hires, what would we do if made Youth Technical Director? And plenty more. Want access to all the premium…
US U20 Roster Predictions for the 2018 Concacaf Championship
Sep 6, 2018 • 52 min
Taylor and Travis construct a provisional roster for the USA for the Concacaf U20 Championship this November. Will MLS release potential playoff youngsters? Will European clubs let their academy products run loose? Will Taylor and Travis ever…
11 Questions about the US Soccer Development Academy
Aug 31, 2018 • 60 min
Daryl and Travis answer 11 questions about the DA. Got questions (on any topic) for future TopDrawerSoccer Shows? Ask them here —>
2018 College Soccer Preview Extravaganza!
Aug 23, 2018 • 56 min
Taylor and Travis discuss the preseason favorites for both the NCAA women’s and men’s college soccer seasons. They get into who they are, what they do, and why they’re good, plus some individual player spotlights. After that, they do their best to…
Soto and Reyna to the Bundesliga, USWNT home early from U20 Women’s World Cup
Aug 17, 2018 • 46 min
Daryl and Travis get into Sebastian Soto and Gio Reyna’s respective moves to Hannover and Borussia Dortmund, wondering what makes a Bundesliga U19 team more appealing than an MLS Homegrown contract and asking when, if ever, will American youth teams…
Young Americans Abroad: Previewing the Seasons of Tim Weah, Keaton Parks, Ben Lederman and many more
Aug 8, 2018 • 58 min
Taylor and Travis discuss the upcoming seasons of several promising young Americans, as well as what a “good result” might look like. Those youngsters would be… 1) Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal B) 2) Timothy Weah (PSG) 3) George Acosta (Boca Juniors…
MLS Homegrown Game review with Bobby Warshaw
Aug 2, 2018 • 31 min
Daryl and Taylor join Bobby Warshaw to review the 2018 MLS Homegrown Game. Who impressed and what does the future hold for some of these talented youngsters?
Discussing Christian Pulisic and Coaching in America with Jacob Klinger
Jul 27, 2018 • 44 min
Travis is joined by Jacob Klinger to discuss Christian Pulisic’s development and what his future might hold. Plus, they get into the coaching in the United States and how the right coach might be able to harness the talent of America’s playing pool….
Jose Carrera-Garcia discusses his path from college to Mexican pro soccer
Jul 19, 2018 • 38 min
Travis talks to Jose Carrera-Garcia, who went from California to a pro contract with Celaya in Mexico’s second division. Get 20% off a Premier subscription by using discount code “podcast” at…
The Development Academy Finals with Adam Belz of The Scuffed Podcast
Jul 13, 2018 • 35 min
With Daryl and Taylor still sequestered in their office re-watching France-Belgium for the third time, Travis called up Adam Belz of The Scuffed Podcast. They break down the Development Academy Finals, as well as the teams and players that stood out….
The future of scouting in North America, with Matt Martin of The Soccer Syndicate
Jul 6, 2018 • 40 min
Travis Clark talks to Matt Martin of The Soccer Syndicate, the first independent, professional soccer scouting company in North America. Get 20% off a Premier subscription by using discount code “podcast” at…
Discussing the US U17 Women’s National Team with Head Coach Mark Carr on
Jun 28, 2018 • 14 min
Travis talks to Mark Carr, head coach of the US U17 Women’s National Team. They discuss the unexpected challenges of having to change countries in the middle of a qualifying tournament, the decision making process behind assembling a roster, how…
Kitsap Pumas head coach Liviu Bird talks coaching, recruiting, development and more
Jun 20, 2018 • 37 min
Liviu Bird talks to Travis Clark about being the 28-year-old head coach of NPSL team Kitsap Pumas. This episode features lots of great insights into how coaching really works. If you enjoy, please share with a friend. Listen to our new sister…
Alternate routes to the pro game w/ the voices of Prep4Pro
Jun 13, 2018 • 29 min
Taylor talks to John Roach, the CEO of Prep4Pro, a program that features top training and continual evaluation from FIFA Pro-licensed coaches. The organization puts on residential camps aimed at developing and preparing players for turning pro. Also…
Talking youthful USMNT with Henry Bushnell of FC Yahoo
Jun 7, 2018 • 39 min
Travis Clark and Henry Bushnell discuss the current youthful US Men’s National Team setup, focusing on players like Weston McKennie and Keaton Parks, and pondering Earnie Stewart’s appointment as USMNT General Manager. Want access to all the premium…
10 Most Exciting Youngsters at the 2018 World Cup
Jun 1, 2018 • 55 min
Taylor and Travis take turns picking their most exciting/interesting young players who will be participating in the 2018 World Cup. I won’t spoil the list here, because there are some good ones, but our guiding principles were 1) each player had to…
Earnie Stewart, USMNT General Manager? Plus: thinking ahead to Olympic 2020 qualifying
May 24, 2018 • 48 min
Daryl and Travis discuss the rumored appointment of Earnie Stewart to the new US Men’s National Team General Manager position. What does Stewart’s time at Philadelphia Union tell us about him? We also talk the new, youthful USMNT roster, with a focus…
Young Americans Abroad Season Recap: Pulisic, McKennie and Many More
May 17, 2018 • 63 min
Taylor and Travis review the seasons that were for 10 young Americans currently playing in Europe: 1) Haji Wright 2) Cameron Carter-Vickers 3) Matt Miazga 4) Christian Pulisic 5) Weston McKennie 6) Tim Weah 7) Antonee Robinson 8) Shaq Moore 9) Keaton…
How the USL helps youth national team players progress
May 9, 2018 • 48 min
Daryl talks to Adam Belz of Scuffed, newsletter, podcast and Twitter feed focused on the progress of future USMNT players. Adam has been watching Andrew Carleton, Gianluca Busio, Richie Ledezma, Ulysses Llanez, George Bello play in the USL this…
The PDL and why you should be excited about it
May 2, 2018 • 33 min
Travis talks to Chris Madden, the Director of Competition & Development for the Premier Development League about the creation of individual PDL teams, the role the league plays in developing players in order to further their careers, the…
How bio-banding can help American soccer, with USSF High Performance Director James Bunce
Apr 25, 2018 • 42 min
Daryl talks to James Bunce, US Soccer’s High Performance Director, to get an explanation of bio-banding and other innovative youth soccer initiatives. Today’s show is sponsored by Hudl and the 2018 Innovator of the Year contest. The grand prize is…
Youth National Team Spectacular! Plus, the Battle Between the DA and the ECNL Intensifies
Apr 19, 2018 • 39 min
After taking a look at the ongoing battle between the Development Academy and the ECNL, Taylor and Travis discuss the U17 Women’s and Men’s National Teams and the U16 Boys’ and Girls’ National Teams. They also take a shot at answering your listener…
Homegrown Player rule — all your questions answered
Apr 12, 2018 • 64 min
Daryl Grove and Travis Clark answer 14 different questions about Major League Soccer’s Homegrown Player rule. Sponsored by Hudl, who are excited to announce the 2018 Innovator of the Year contest to reward hard-working innovators in club soccer. The…
GA Cup Review: What Can MLS Academy Teams Learn from their Foreign Counterparts
Apr 5, 2018 • 47 min
Taylor and Travis review both the 2018 Generation Adidas Cup and the 2018 Dallas Cup, and go deep on who did what, which players stood out, and what domestic sides need to do to better compete with teams from South America and Europe. If you’ve…
All roads lead to the USMNT — a discussion of different development pathways
Mar 28, 2018 • 53 min
Daryl and Travis review the USMNT’s 1-0 win over Paraguay by looking at the different development paths of the young players who wore the US jersey.
2018 NWSL #PlayYourKids Preview, Plus Youngsters in the USMNT March Camp
Mar 22, 2018 • 50 min
Taylor and Travis talk about A LOT of soccer on today’s program, including… 1) Timothy Weah and Andrija Novakovich could be poised to get their senior debuts with the US Men’s National Team. 2) The US U20s (featuring Josh Sargent, Andrew Carleton,…
Best Youngsters in the USL — a TopDrawerSoccer Draft
Mar 15, 2018 • 67 min
Daryl and Travis compete to draft a team of youngsters who will be competing in the USL in 2018. Today’s show is sponsored by Hudl. Hudl is excited to announce the 2018 Innovator of the Year contest to reward hard-working innovators in club soccer….
Play Your Kids: An MLS Week 1 Review
Mar 8, 2018 • 52 min
Taylor and Travis discuss the young players (foreign and domestic) in Major League Soccer that impressed in the first week of the 2018 season, as well as which players struggled to find form. We also briefly take a look at the youth impact in the…
MLS Under-23 XI Draft
Mar 1, 2018 • 62 min
Daryl and Travis draft against each other, each assembling a starting XI of U23 MLS players to watch this season. Some well-known players in here (Andrew Carleton, Chris Durkin, Tommy Thompson) and some names you’ll be less familiar with, at least for…
2018 MLS Preview: What Opportunities Await Young Americans in the New Season?
Feb 21, 2018 • 51 min
Taylor and Travis begin their preparations for the 2018 MLS season by taking a look at some of the top young talents around the league, and what their short-term futures hold. Who will crack the first team, who will get familiar with the bench, and who…
Carlos Cordeiro’s youth soccer checklist, plus: USMNT U18s to watch
Feb 14, 2018 • 56 min
Daryl and Travis put together a checklist of things new US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro can/could/should do to improve youth soccer in the United States. We also discuss the U18 MNT’s two wins over Costa Rica, highlighting the players who…
USSF Presidential Chat, Plus US Soccer Shakes Up the Spring Season
Feb 9, 2018 • 39 min
Taylor and Travis discuss the new and improved Spring College Program! 6 schools. 7 weeks. International rules. How did this competition come to be and what might it mean for the future of college soccer? After that, we take a final look at the USSF…
USWNT U20 problems, Development Academies in the USL, benefits of futsal
Jan 31, 2018 • 42 min
Daryl and Travis discuss the USWNT U20’s performance at the CONCACAF Championship, where the team qualified for the U20 World Cup but played some pretty uninspiring soccer. Should we be worried? Questions answered on today’s show: 1. Why so much focus…
The Pros and Cons of the Development Academy
Jan 25, 2018 • 49 min
In the wake of the Presidential Forum at the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention, Taylor and Travis take a look at the (apparent) whipping boy of all 8 candidates: The Development Academy. What brought about its creation, how has it succeeded, and why…
2018 MLS Superdraft and NWSL College Draft reaction
Jan 19, 2018 • 23 min
It’s the first ever in-person TopDrawerSoccer Show! Daryl and Travis huddled in the only quiet spot they could find, just outside the ballroom in Philadelphia, to review and react to the MLS SuperDraft and the NWSL College Draft.
What Can US Soccer Do to Prevent Losing the Next Jonathan Gonzalez?
Jan 10, 2018 • 47 min
Taylor and Travis discuss the big news of the week: Jonathan Gonzalez will represent Mexico rather than the USA. What happened to bring about this change, what is the US Soccer Federation currently doing to foster interest in the national team among the…
Youth National Teams Summit, crowd-sourced youth soccer scouting, and more
Jan 3, 2018 • 50 min
Daryl and Travis discuss the first ever US Soccer Youth National Teams Summit, where 153 players from across U16-U20 national teams have been called in. What’s it all about? We also answer three listener questions: 1. Could US Soccer implement…
2017 Year-End Review: Our Favorite Developments in Youth Soccer
Dec 21, 2017 • 54 min
Taylor and Travis take turns recapping their favorite youth soccer stories from 2017, including the development of development academies, MLS clubs emphasizing youth, youngsters abroad getting more recognition, and US youth national teams impressing on…
US Soccer presidential candidates and their youth soccer development ideas
Dec 13, 2017 • 54 min
Daryl and Travis open the show by discussing Stanford’s College championship — what is Jeremy Gunn doing right and which Stanford players could we see go pro in the near future? Link to Sam Werner’s…
Nike Friendlies Recap and D1 Women’s Soccer Championship Review
Dec 6, 2017 • 52 min
Taylor and Travis review the US U17 national team’s performance at the Nike International Friendlies. The games… did not go as well as one might have hoped. So, we try to figure out what went wrong and what’s to come. 10:59 - After that, it’s on to our…
Three lesser-traveled paths to the pros, plus: College Cup w/ UCLA’s Amanda Cromwell
Nov 29, 2017 • 59 min
Daryl and Travis discuss three lesser-traveled American soccer paths to the pros, focusing specifically on a trio 18-year-olds: Jonathan Amon, playing for FC Nordsjælland in Denmark Juan Pablo Torres, playing for Lokeren in Belgium Jonathan Gonzalez,…
The Next Next Generation is Here, Plus NCAA Tournament Updates
Nov 22, 2017 • 49 min
Taylor and Travis take a look at the latest US U17 roster, and ponder what the future holds… as well as what the upcoming Nike Friendlies are going to look like. In Part Two, we recap the goings on in both the women’s and men’s NCAA tournaments: upsets…
USMNT teenagers perform vs Portugal, plus: NCAA Men’s College Soccer Tournament preview
Nov 15, 2017 • 47 min
Daryl and Travis look back at the youthful lineup the USMNT fielded against Portugal. Does it fill Travis with optimism? And what other youngsters could feature for the USMNT in the near future. In part two, we preview the NCAA Men’s College Soccer…
Previewing the NCAA Women’s College Soccer Tournament
Nov 8, 2017 • 58 min
Taylor and Travis take a look at the new US Men’s National Team roster and ponder some of the selections (as well as some of the exclusions). Then they tackle the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament by taking a look at 6 teams they think are poised…
What can the US development system learn from England’s World Cup success?
Nov 1, 2017 • 54 min
Daryl and Travis discuss England’s U17 World Cup win, and the pros and cons of the youth soccer development system that made it possible. What can the US system adopt from what England is doing, what is the US system already doing that is similar, and…
Are MLS Teams Playing Their Kids?
Oct 25, 2017 • 52 min
Taylor and Travis take a look back at the USA’s run in the U17 World Cup, and ponder a future with actual centerbacks involved. Plus, with the close of the regular season, we take a look at the minutes given to Homegrown Players this season. Which teams…
10 ideas to improve American youth soccer development
Oct 18, 2017 • 55 min
Daryl and Travis have 10 suggestions that could make a positive impact on youth development in American soccer. Some are as big as pro/rel, others are as small as simple online courses. None of these ideas are perfect, but all of these ideas are worth…
USA U17 Catch-Up and Colombia Preview
Oct 11, 2017 • 40 min
Taylor Rockwell and Travis Clark review the USA’s 3-0 win over India and 1-0 win over Ghana in the U17 World Cup. They also look ahead to the final group stage game against Colombia, and review some of the highs and lows from the rest of the tournament.…
2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup preview
Oct 4, 2017 • 52 min
Daryl and Travis preview all three US games at the U17 World Cup, taking a look at Group A opponents India, Ghana, and Colombia. —Players to watch in Group A: INDIA #18 Namit Deshpande, #21 Sunny Dhaliwal, #9 Aniket Jhadav GHANA #11 Mohammed Aminu, #10…
US U17 World Cup Roster Analysis and Rampant Speculation
Sep 27, 2017 • 44 min
Taylor Rockwell and Travis Clark spend a solid 45 minutes discussing the USA’s roster for the upcoming U17 World Cup. We break down coach John Hackworth’s most likely formation and preferred starting eleven, and spend some time answering your Twitter…
US Soccer’s Player Development Initiatives — are you behind the buildout line?
Sep 20, 2017 • 50 min
Daryl Grove and Taylor Rockwell discuss US Soccer’s Player Development Initiatives, which, as of August 1, 2017, are mandatory for all youth soccer teams. What is US Soccer trying to accomplish with the PDI and how successful do we think it will be?…
Erik Palmer-Brown vs Weston McKennie: The Battle For the Future
Sep 13, 2017 • 44 min
Taylor Rockwell and Travis Clark discuss the USA’s possible roster for the 2017 U17 World Cup, Erik Palmer-Brown’s looming move to Manchester City, and Weston McKennie’s seemingly settled career at Schalke. Our Prospect of the Week… is a player that…
The future USMNT XI
Sep 6, 2017 • 64 min
Daryl Grove and Travis Clark each select an XI of future US Men’s National Team players. If you’re interested in the future of the USMNT, this is the show for you.
What IS the US Development Academy and why is it important?
Aug 30, 2017 • 52 min
Taylor Rockwell and Travis Clark welcome you to the seventh episode of The TopDrawerSoccer Show, publishing every Wednesday at 6 a.m. Eastern. Up for discussion: Gianluca Busio became the second youngest player in MLS history this week. Is he more likely…
Why American soccer needs more scouts
Aug 23, 2017 • 64 min
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…
The State of College Soccer, and A Preview of the Upcoming Season
Aug 16, 2017 • 54 min
Taylor Rockwell and Travis “No Known Middle Name” Clark welcome you to the fifth episode of The TopDrawerSoccer Show, publishing every Wednesday at 6 a.m. Eastern. Up for discussion: It’s college soccer time! With more and more youngsters turning pro,…
American soccer’s pay-to-play problem, and how to fix it
Aug 9, 2017 • 54 min
Daryl Grove and Will “Khaleesi” Parchman welcome you to the fourth episode of The TopDrawerSoccer Show, publishing every Wednesday at 6 a.m. Eastern. Up for discussion: The Crossfire Premier compensation claim on DeAndre Yedlin’s move to Spurs is…
What’s the Best Situation for Young Americans Developing in Europe?
Aug 2, 2017 • 50 min
Taylor Rockwell and William “Will” Parchman welcome you to the third episode of The TopDrawerSoccer Show! Up for discussion: Schalkemericans! What does the upcoming season have in store for Weston McKennie, Haji Wright and Nick Taitague? Youngsters…
What do the top MLS Development Academies have in common?
Jul 26, 2017 • 50 min
Daryl Grove and Will Parchman welcome you to the second episode of The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Up for discussion: The U17 World Cup draw — was it good news for the United States, and are we right ot be excited about this team? MLS…
Barca Academy arrives in Arizona — marketing ploy or American Messi factory?
Jul 19, 2017 • 46 min
Daryl Grove and Will Parchman welcome you to the inaugural episode of The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Up for discussion: The Development Academy Championship Finals, featuring a stunner from Andrew Carleton in the U16 game. The new Barca Academy,…
Preview episode — play your kids!
Jul 12, 2017 • 4 min
Introducing … The TopDrawerSoccer Show! Join Daryl and Will and Taylor every Wednesday, as they uncover the underbelly of American soccer. Player development, pay to play, Homegrown Players, the path to the US national team and plenty more. …