"I made my decision off what I've been working for my whole life. I have the utmost respect for the [service] academies and I would have loved to be there, but I decided to chase my dream [of] ever
since I was a little kid."
-- Cole Turner
, an 18-year-old defensive midfielder in the Philadelphia Union academy who committed last year to enter the Naval Academy but changed
course and signed an MLS Homegrown contract with the Union for 2020. In the meantime, he will play on a USL contract with its second team, Bethlehem Steel. (Philadelphia Inquirer