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recycledhumans
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Post #1
Thursday March 20, 2014 7:48pm

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http://www.fcdallas.com/news/2014/03/fc-dalla...

Yet another step in ensuring that we're going to have one of the strongest academies in the MLS and perhaps North America for years to come.

Do any other MLS clubs have similar affiliate setups?

Chrisou101
Post #2
Thursday March 20, 2014 8:09pm

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I know Galaxy have a few affiliates, like its own academy and Pateadores(where Luis Gil and Jose Villereal) both developed their games at their younger years.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #3
Thursday March 20, 2014 9:09pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Original post from recycledhumans

http://www.fcdallas.com/news/2014/03/fc-dalla...

Yet another step in ensuring that we're going to have one of the strongest academies in the MLS and perhaps North America for years to come.

Do any other MLS clubs have similar affiliate setups?


Texas has a lot of talent. I used to play in the South Houston area in my teens, and I am utterly flabbergasted that the Dynamo's academy is not top notch. There are a ton of talented players in the Houston to Galveston all the way down towards the Corpus Christi area. Both Dallas and the Houston Dynamo should be in the Elite of MLS academies.

No excuse as to why Dynamo's academy is not producing.

tylercocinas
Post #4
Thursday March 20, 2014 10:24pm

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DCU has a few affiliates in the DC metro area as well

camparkinson
Post #5
Friday March 21, 2014 4:19am

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SJ's too cheap to even be the best club in the area... De Anza Force has produced the best talent in the south bay, it's getting harder and harder to be a fan of the Earthquakes with how little the ownership seems to care even with a new stadium on the way.

tylercocinas
Post #6
Friday March 21, 2014 8:48am

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Total Posts: 786
Good Lord. Getting the Force and Quakes in any type of collaborative partnership would spell trouble for everyone else in MLS

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #7
Friday March 21, 2014 1:45pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,171
Original post from 2tone

Texas has a lot of talent. I used to play in the South Houston area in my teens, and I am utterly flabbergasted that the Dynamo's academy is not top notch. There are a ton of talented players in the Houston to Galveston all the way down towards the Corpus Christi area. Both Dallas and the Houston Dynamo should be in the Elite of MLS academies.

No excuse as to why Dynamo's academy is not producing.


I've noticed that as well, I really can't believe that Houston isn't (or hasn't yet) invested in their youth setup in the same way that the Galaxy and FCD have. They already live in the 3rd most populous city in the country, that alone should warrant a higher level of prospects.


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