It’s not that we need more people playing or more clubs.
Lev Franco
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“Once we get to profitability, we can start to invest — in a youth program, in better facilities, in housing or paychecks for players.”

He does touch on youth development. And it’s easy to say “do what Barca and Ajax do” but you have to take into account those are two of the biggest clubs in Europe. The massive amounts of revenue their senior team and brand bring in is what funds those youth development programs. And yes, transfer fees for youth products helps, but you have a “chicken before the egg” problem there. On top of that, the USSF has essentially banned solidarity fees which academies around the globe collect when their products are transferred.

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