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Old 10-12-17, 12:53 PM
Matt Goeller Matt Goeller is offline
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Originally Posted by EastYoungstown View Post
The difference is that most other sports here in the US are survival of the fittest.

Soccer is survival of the richest.

AAU basketball teams don't carry scrubs. Neither do travel baseball teams. Travel is non-existent in football, but size and strength eventually weeds out 90% of kids before any kind of recruiting begins.

In soccer the poorest are weeded out first.

Are any club director's out there saying no to the middle class stay at home mom driving the Acura or Mercedes SUV to practice? I don't think so. As long as they fork over the money, they'll be a good squad player to have at practice and help pay the bills.

The kid with the parents willing to fork out the most generally lasts the longest.
I cannot find the politically correct way to further the honest and I believe accurate assessment above. Visit any decent sized youth soccer tournament and see if you notice a significant physical characteristic similar in 85-95% of the little ones on the pitch.
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