And with that, the process with the best prospects in the academy will continue.
With the dissolution of Chivas USA last year, MLS decided to sustain its academy until the end of this season. At which point, it too would cease to exist.
Of course all of these players would have found homes in other clubs. But if that happened, you can kiss their potential goodbye.
The process, the consistent methodology, the culture, the right group of peers, the proper mentorship (i.e. coaching), all of it, is essential.
Now that gets to not only continue, but get better, much better, at the Galaxy.
The Galaxy already has a tremendous player pool to merge with. Take the youngers for instance, they are consistently on the leader board with number of players represented on the National Team.
And together with our group, well, you can derive the implications.
But this isn’t about the National Team, this is about working with a serious organization whose ambitions are global. Who doesn’t just talk, but acts.
After the Galaxy shared their vision for the academy, and how they are currently working on executing that vision, being part of that was a no brainer. From proof of stripping down their staff to make sure they only get the right people on board, to the projects they are actively executing on, it demonstrated a level of legitimacy not seen elsewhere.
It’s clear that international standards can be reached with the academy leadership that’s in place, and the projects that are underway.
The country has been put on notice. This joining of forces, in the nation’s most talent-rich region, is mammoth.
Now it’s time to get to work.