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How to improve U.S. soccer

Top coaches discuss where domestic soccer talent is faltering and how it can get better

Updated: January 19, 2012, 4:21 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

Making predictions for the upcoming soccer year is hard. The future is unknowable, the ball is round, so much can change, and all that.

One thing we can already establish with some confidence, however, is that the U.S. will not have the world's best soccer talent at its disposal in 2012. Like every year before it, other countries will produce more good prospects with better skills and a higher likelihood of stardom. Although player development in this vast country has made strides, ...

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