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US Soccer is mandating the elimination of the pay-to-play model in order to maintain its membership in the US Soccer Development Academy
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RealMeMP 11 May 14
link?
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Benjaminho 11 May 14
got a email, sorry no link
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Benjaminho 11 May 14
so U14 DA clubs must fully fund their academy programs
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Benjaminho 11 May 14
good news for all the kids who aren't upper middle class Caucasians if true
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12th Yank 11 May 14
Seriously? That is great news.
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RealMeMP 11 May 14
eliminates a bit if competitive advantage for MLS clubs but that'd obviously be great if true
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BrianBenedictCSCS 11 May 14
If this is true, it is huge.
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RealMeMP 11 May 14
wasn't too screen shot or forward me that email?
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Jonathan Tannenwald 11 May 14
I don't know but one would hope they mandate it across the board.
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Devin Sando 11 May 14
wonder if they have any control over the teams who don't play in DA.
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Benjaminho 11 May 14
the way I read it just the DA part of the club. U14 and up DA teams.
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Gerry High 11 May 14
already pays everything for the U14 and up DA teams.
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Tai for Cy 11 May 14
Would you be able to enlighten me a little on what this means?
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Benjaminho 11 May 14
US Soccer prohibiting the DA clubs from charging players $ to participate.
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Tai for Cy 11 May 14
Oh okay, thank you. Wow, pretty big step!
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Sean Monaghan 11 May 14
Great news, would love for it to be ALL clubs one day but USDA would be a terrific start. Politics (and money) hurt game here
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JB 11 May 14
Sounds great but someone is going to foot the bill, likely the rest of the clubs non-DA families
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Bob Hunt 11 May 14
how do the non-MLS teams pay for themselves then?
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