Anyone attend Cincy Development Academy meeting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by that's what she said View Post
    Apologize for temporarily kidnapping the thread, but after watching the Champions League this week, wow the amount of really good young players making an impact on their teams in Europe is unbelievable. As an example, Bayer Leverkusen average age for their starting lineup on Tuesday was 23 yrs old. Hate to say it but the US on the mens side appear to be falling even further behind in developing world class players. May be a long stretch of 3 and done WC results...if we even qualify.
    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    I don’t buy it. There are more and more players getting into line ups inEurope and Mexico. The 22-26 year group was bad, but the talent behind them is prettydarn bright compared to what we have had.
    First off, I am a huge supporter of US Soccer and only wish us well in all competitions. But as I wrote in post #25, IMO the US is falling way behind in developing young players. I did a quick search of some of the top international players, 24 years old and younger playing mostly in Europe and some of the top US players 24 years old and younger playing today. Below is just a short list, I am certain I missed some good players on both list. From looking at this list it is very very clear just how far behind we are, scary.

    International players 24-17
    Player Age Recent club team/APP National team/APP
    Paul Pogba 24 Juve and Man U/169 France/49
    Raphael Varcane 24 Real Madrid/124 France/40
    Paulo Dybla 24 Palmero and Juve/178 Argentina/12
    Harry Kane 24 Tottenham/132 England/23
    Romelu Kukaku 24 Everton/ManU/131 Belgium/65
    Ross Barkley 24 Everton/150 England/22
    Raheem Sterling 23 LFC/ManC/175 England/35
    John Stones 23 Everton/ManC/116 England/22
    Kurt Zouma 23 Saint-etienne/Chelsea/110 France 2
    Saul Niguez 23 Atlectico Madrid/105 Spain/7
    Hakan Calhanoglo 23 Bayern Leverkusen/AC Milan/93 Turkey/28
    Mauro Icardi 23 Sampdoria/Inter/177 Argentina/4
    Anthony Martial 22 Monaco/Lyon/ManU/128 France/17
    Julian Weigl 22 1860 Munich/ Dortmund/123 Germany/5
    Hector Bellerin 22 Watford/Arsenal/112 Spain/3
    Leroy Sane 21 Schalke04/ManC/91 Germany/9
    Kingley Coman 21 PSG/Juve/B Munich/75 France/15
    Dele Alli 21 Tottenham/89 England/22
    Gabriel Barbosa 21 Santos/Inter/92 Brazil/4
    Ruben Neves 20 Porto/59 Portugal/4
    Jose Gimenez 20 Atlectico Madrid/69 Uruguary/37
    Renato Sanches 20 Benefica/B Munich/Swansea/54 Portugal/13
    Marcus Rashford 20 ManU/65 England/15
    Rodrigo Bentancur 20 Juve/10 Uruguay/4
    Ousamane Dembele 20 B Dortmund/Barca/34 France/7
    Kylian Mbappe 19 Monaco/PSG/55 France/10
    Kai Havertz 18 Bayer Leverkusen/33 Germany U16-18/27
    Dan-Axel Zagadon 18 Real Madrid/5 France U18-20/38
    Ryan Sessegnon 17 Fulham/49 England U16-19/29
    Vinicius Junior 17 Flamengo/25 Brazil U15-17/28

    US players 24-17
    Player Age Recent club team/APP National team/APP
    Deandre Yedlin 24 Sunderland/Newcastle/68 US/49
    John Brooks 24 Hertha BSC/Wolfsburg/138 US/33
    Jordin Morris 23 Seattle Sounders/57 US/24
    Matt Miazga 22 Redbulls/Chelsea/Vitesse/76 US/4
    Desevio Payne 22 FC Groningen/Excelsior/21 US U20-23/6
    Amando Moreno 22 Tijuana/Dorados/11 US U18-20/23
    Ethan Horvath 22 Club Brugge/15 US/2
    Lynden Gooch 22 Sunderland/Doncaster /34 US/3
    Jesse Gonzalez 22 FC Dallas/46 Mexico U20-23/8
    Kellyn Acosta 22 FC Dallas/104 US/17
    Zack Steffen 22 Columbus Crew/34 US U18-23/30
    Emerson Hyndman 21 Fulham/Rangers/13 US/2
    Erik Palmer-Brown 20 Swope Park Rangers/5 US U17-20/27
    Cameron Carter-Vickers 20 Sheffield U/17 US/1
    Brooks Lennon 20 Real Salt Lake/25 US U17-20/27
    Gedion Zelalem 20 Rangers/Venlo/29 US U20-23/9
    Justen Glad 20 Real Salt Lake/33 US U17-20/14
    Christian Pulisic 19 Borussa Dortmund/54 US/20
    Luca de la Torre 19 Fulham/4 US U17-20/33
    Haji Wright 19 SV Sandhausen/10 US U15-19/51
    Weston McKennie 19 Schalke 04/14 US/1
    Joshua Perez 19 Fiorentina/Livorno/9 US U17-20/28
    Tyler Adams 18 NY Redbulls/25 US/1
    Johnathan Gonzalez 18 Monterrey/21 US U17-20/21
    Timothy Weah 17 PSG/0 US U17/14
    Andrew Carleton 17 Charleston Battery/3 US U15-18/23
    Josh Sargent 17 St Louis Gallagher/? US U17-20/49