What They're Saying: Albert Puig

“After 16, a player needs strong competition -- in the United States you don’t have this. The academy in 16, 17, 18 is a low, low level in comparison to Europe and South America -- it really is a low level.”

-- Spaniard Albert Puig, the former technical director of La Masia, the Barcelona Academy, on lack of competition for young Americans seeking to become pros. Puig is leaving after working three years in the United States to become the head coach of Albirex Niigata in Japan. He was the technical director of the DeAnza Force in the Development Academy and an assistant under Dome Torrent at MLS's New York City FC. (Pro Soccer USA)
1 comment about "What They're Saying: Albert Puig".
  1. R2 Dad, November 27, 2019 at 9:21 a.m.

    This is exactly what readers on this site have been saying for many years. We know USSF/MLS doesn't listen to us, but maybe the exs-technical director of La Masia? This guy is worth an in-depth MW interview, now that he's seen the scope of the problem in the US. Maybe he has some recommendations? I would certainly like to hear his 2 cents.

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