TRAVEL TEAMS: Why Doesn’t US Soccer Academy Give HS Players and Coaches a Break?

TRAVEL TEAMS: Why Doesn’t US Soccer Academy Give HS Players and Coaches a Break?
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I have explored this issue of US Soccer Academy siphoning off talented HS soccer players over the last few years, but despite the pleas from HS coaches from all over the country, they still don’t seem to get it.
On this AM’s show, I interviewed Dan Woog, who is the highly accomplished boys soccer coach at Staples HS, in Westport, CT…

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