What They're Saying

"After completing an extensive review and discussion across the country, we feel that it is the right time for U.S. Soccer to lead a change in the sport at the youth level. We need to shift the focus of our young elite players from an 'overburdened, game emphasis' model to a 'meaningful training and competition' model."

-- U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati on the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, which will launch in the fall of 2007 for U-16 and U-18 boys.

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