First let me be clear; without competent coaches, all the money in the world will not develop a quality player.
So assuming there’s a capable coach, what makes you think he will do everything in his power to develop his pupils? And I assure you, that’s what it’s going to take.
In the top soccer nations, the jobs of youth coaches are on the line. You better have kids that continue up the club’s pro pipeline, or there’s going to be a problem.
You see the clubs there are financially invested in the youth within their farms, and they will only get a return if players make the 1st team or are sold. So not only are the coach’s careers on the line, but more fundamentally the clubs are under the gun to hire the best possible farmers.
Elite coaches are hired, inept coaches are fired. And aside from the black art of identifying a quality trainer, there is a very good metric to assist. That is, how does a coach’s pupil do at the next/top level?
No such market exists in the US. What incentive does a club or coach currently have in truly developing a player?