What They're Saying: Manny Lagos

“We anticipate participating in the MLS vision. I would say we’re excited about that. We have to make sure we also really take into account the things that are important to Minnesota soccer and development in this state. We can’t put a square peg in a round hole. We have to think about what Minnesota is, our climate, our population, our density in the Twin Cities and how can we use it to our advantage.”

-- Minnesota United chief soccer officer Manny Lagos on the MLS club rethinking its approach to youth development. It expects to have teams in the new MLS youth league but cut four of the five remaining full-time academy staff -- including Tim Carter, its academy director with years of experience in U.S. player development -- and furloughed the fifth staffer. (The Athletic)
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