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The Development Academy Finals with Adam Belz of The Scuffed Podcast

7/13/2018
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With Daryl and Taylor still sequestered in their office re-watching France-Belgium for the third time, Travis called up Adam Belz of The Scuffed Podcast. They break down the Development Academy Finals, as well as the teams and players that stood out. Get 20% off a TopDawerSoccer.com Premier subscription by using discount code "podcast" at http://topdrawersoccer.com/subscribe

Duration:00:35:31

The future of scouting in North America, with Matt Martin of The Soccer Syndicate

7/6/2018
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Travis Clark talks to Matt Martin of The Soccer Syndicate, the first independent, professional soccer scouting company in North America. Get 20% off a TopDawerSoccer.com Premier subscription by using discount code "podcast" at http://topdrawersoccer.com/subscribe

Duration:00:40:55

Discussing the US U17 Women's National Team with Head Coach Mark Carr on

6/28/2018
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Travis talks to Mark Carr, head coach of the US U17 Women’s National Team. They discuss the unexpected challenges of having to change countries in the middle of a qualifying tournament, the decision making process behind assembling a roster, how Concacaf as a whole has improved when it comes to women’s youth national teams, and the steps Carr is taking to prepare for the U17 Women’s World Cup this November. Listen to our new sister show "The Process," here >>>...

Duration:00:14:36

Kitsap Pumas head coach Liviu Bird talks coaching, recruiting, development and more

6/20/2018
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Liviu Bird talks to Travis Clark about being the 27-year-old head coach of NPSL team Kitsap Pumas. This episode features lots of great insights into how coaching really works. If you enjoy, please share with a friend. Listen to our new sister show "The Process," here >>> http://www.advancedsportsmedia.com/the-process-sports-recruiting-podcast/

Duration:00:37:52

Alternate routes to the pro game w/ the voices of Prep4Pro

6/13/2018
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Taylor talks to John Roach, the CEO of Prep4Pro, a program that features top training and continual evaluation from FIFA Pro-licensed coaches. The organization puts on residential camps aimed at developing and preparing players for turning pro. Also on the call are a whole host of names, including... Jim Leighton: former Scotland and Manchester United goalkeeper Stuart Taylor: former player who most recently was a goalkeeper coach at Stoke City Alan Rankin: former head of sports...

Duration:00:29:14

Talking youthful USMNT with Henry Bushnell of FC Yahoo

6/7/2018
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Travis Clark and Henry Bushnell discuss the current youthful US Men's National Team setup, focusing on players like Weston McKennie and Keaton Parks, and pondering Earnie Stewart's appointment as USMNT General Manager. Want access to all the premium content at TopDrawerSoccer.com? Get 20% off a Premier membership by using the code "podcast" at http://TopDrawerSoccer.com/subscribe

Duration:00:39:50

10 Most Exciting Youngsters at the 2018 World Cup

6/1/2018
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Taylor and Travis take turns picking their most exciting/interesting young players who will be participating in the 2018 World Cup. I won't spoil the list here, because there are some good ones, but our guiding principles were 1) each player had to have been born in 1995 or later and 2) they couldn't be those massive names you already know (Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Leroy Sane, etc). Want to ask a question for a future show? Ask it here: https://bit.ly/2KPTbNi Reminder! You can get...

Duration:00:55:28

Earnie Stewart, USMNT General Manager? Plus: thinking ahead to Olympic 2020 qualifying

5/24/2018
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Daryl and Travis discuss the rumored appointment of Earnie Stewart to the new US Men's National Team General Manager position. What does Stewart's time at Philadelphia Union tell us about him? We also talk the new, youthful USMNT roster, with a focus on Matt Olosunde and how much experience a player needs before representing the men's senior national team. Also up for discussion: Olympic 2020 qualifying — who should be in charge and who could the US realistically select? Two listener...

Duration:00:48:57

Young Americans Abroad Season Recap: Pulisic, McKennie and Many More

5/17/2018
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Taylor and Travis review the seasons that were for 10 young Americans currently playing in Europe: 1) Haji Wright 2) Cameron Carter-Vickers 3) Matt Miazga 4) Christian Pulisic 5) Weston McKennie 6) Tim Weah 7) Antonee Robinson 8) Shaq Moore 9) Keaton Parks 10) Jonathan Amon Reminder! You can get 20% off a TDS Premier subscription by using code "PODCAST" at https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/subscribe/

Duration:01:03:07

How the USL helps youth national team players progress

5/9/2018
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Daryl talks to Adam Belz of Scuffed, newsletter, podcast and Twitter feed focused on the progress of future USMNT players. Adam has been watching Andrew Carleton, Gianluca Busio, Richie Ledezma, Ulysses Llanez, George Bello play in the USL this season, and so gives his take on how the players are being shaped by their experience. We also discuss USL "graduates" to MLS, like Chris Durkin, Justen Glad, Tyler Adams. For more from Mr. Belz, listen to the "Scuffed" podcast. Also: Twitter:...

Duration:00:48:54

The PDL and why you should be excited about it

5/2/2018
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Travis talks to Chris Madden, the Director of Competition & Development for the Premier Development League about the creation of individual PDL teams, the role the league plays in developing players in order to further their careers, the league’s goals for the coming season, the top organizations and players for 2018, and much much more. Today's show is sponsored by Hudl and the 2018 Innovator of the Year contest. The grand prize is worth $50,000, so nominate yourself or someone you know...

Duration:00:33:02

How bio-banding can help American soccer, with USSF High Performance Director James Bunce

4/25/2018
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Daryl talks to James Bunce, US Soccer's High Performance Director, to get an explanation of bio-banding and other innovative youth soccer initiatives. Today's show is sponsored by Hudl and the 2018 Innovator of the Year contest. The grand prize is worth $50,000, so nominate yourself or someone you know at http://hudl.fun/innovate Also, get 20% off a TDS Premier subscription by using code "PODCAST" at https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/subscribe/

Duration:00:42:54

Youth National Team Spectacular! Plus, the Battle Between the DA and the ECNL Intensifies

4/19/2018
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After taking a look at the ongoing battle between the Development Academy and the ECNL, Taylor and Travis discuss the U17 Women's and Men's National Teams and the U16 Boys' and Girls' National Teams. They also take a shot at answering your listener questions: 1) Should more homegrown players stay in college to get more playing time? 2) Why is high school soccer considered to be a backwater for youth development? Today's show is sponsored by Hudl, who are excited to announce the 2018...

Duration:00:39:57

Homegrown Player rule — all your questions answered

4/12/2018
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Daryl Grove and Travis Clark answer 14 different questions about Major League Soccer's Homegrown Player rule. Sponsored by Hudl, who are excited to announce the 2018 Innovator of the Year contest to reward hard-working innovators in club soccer. The grand prize is worth $50,000, so nominate yourself or someone you know at http://hudl.fun/innovate Also, get 20% off a TDS Premier subscription (where you can access the next-level content) by using code "PODCAST" at...

Duration:01:04:21

GA Cup Review: What Can MLS Academy Teams Learn from their Foreign Counterparts

4/5/2018
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Taylor and Travis review both the 2018 Generation Adidas Cup and the 2018 Dallas Cup, and go deep on who did what, which players stood out, and what domestic sides need to do to better compete with teams from South America and Europe. If you've got a question for the show, click this link to access the digital mailbag: http://bit.ly/2AmdSPl Thank you to today's sponsor, Hudl. Hudl is excited to announce the 2018 Innovator of the Year contest to reward hard-working innovators in club...

Duration:00:47:57

All roads lead to the USMNT — a discussion of different development pathways

3/28/2018
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Daryl and Travis review the USMNT's 1-0 win over Paraguay by looking at the different development paths of the young players who wore the US jersey.

Duration:00:53:38

2018 NWSL #PlayYourKids Preview, Plus Youngsters in the USMNT March Camp

3/22/2018
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Taylor and Travis talk about A LOT of soccer on today's program, including... 1) Timothy Weah and Andrija Novakovich could be poised to get their senior debuts with the US Men's National Team. 2) The US U20s (featuring Josh Sargent, Andrew Carleton, Chris Goslin, and many others) fall to France while playing in Spain. 3) Catarina Macario nets 4 goals in 3 games for the US U23s in their friendlies against the Houston Dash, the Chicago Red Stars, and the Portland Thorns. 4) The Dallas...

Duration:00:50:45

Best Youngsters in the USL — a TopDrawerSoccer Draft

3/15/2018
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Daryl and Travis compete to draft a team of youngsters who will be competing in the USL in 2018. Today's show is sponsored by Hudl. Hudl is excited to announce the 2018 Innovator of the Year contest to reward hard-working innovators in club soccer. The grand prize is worth $50,000, so nominate yourself or someone you know at http://hudl.fun/innovate Here are the final XIs, as selected on today's show: Travis USL XI F: Alan Winn (Nashville SC), Daniel Steedman (Charlotte), Ben Mines...

Duration:01:07:50

Play Your Kids: An MLS Week 1 Review

3/8/2018
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Taylor and Travis discuss the young players (foreign and domestic) in Major League Soccer that impressed in the first week of the 2018 season, as well as which players struggled to find form. We also briefly take a look at the youth impact in the Concacaf Champions League, with particular emphasis on the Seattle Sounders. After that, it's time for some Women's National Team updates! We review all the news relating to the U18s, U20s, and U23s, with specific emphasis on the program-wide...

Duration:00:52:12

22 MLS youngsters to watch this season

3/1/2018
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Daryl and Travis draft against each other, each assembling a starting XI of U23 MLS players to watch this season. Some well-known players in here (Andrew Carleton, Chris Durkin, Tommy Thompson) and some names you'll be less familiar with, at least for now (here's looking at you, Sam Vines). The result is a good, long, detailed conversation about the skillsets of and outlook for 22 different young players in Major League Soccer. Read Travis' article, Ranking the top 50 prospects in MLS:...

Duration:01:02:45