"There has been some backlash for sure, but we try to be up front about it. We try to communicate that these are our goals, and hopefully club presidents, club boards, club coaches, club technical
directors understand that it's also an opportunity for a player to maybe one day play for what should be their hometown team, D.C. United, and this is an avenue for them. There is still some
resistance, and club coaches don't necessarily get that or care."
-- D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper
on conflicts that have risen between
local clubs and his MLS club since it launched an advanced youth program. (Washington