How to Fix U.S. Soccer

March 27, 2012

1. Establish a network of prep schools for boys aged 13-18, where students focus solely on playing soccer year round. Have the soccer programs coordinated by a central, national entity for quality assurance and on-field style consistency.

2. Establish a program at a top tier college where the best 18-22 year old players train full-time for the U.S. national team, but do not attend the college. After the players’ careers with the U.S. team are over (whether at age 19 or 29), the players receive scholarships at the college without the requirement of playing for the college’s team.

3. Establish a charity that builds basketball courts in poor neighborhoods around the world.