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This site provides insight into the pay-to-play structure in the United States. Our site discusses the ways in which pay-to-play affects the development of soccer players in the United States. It also details the costs of playing soccer in the United States and explains how it serves as a barrier to people of lower socioeconomic statuses. Moreover, our site also explains how the pay to play system affects the overall quality of American soccer, the racial composition of teams, and the development of skills amongst players. The site also highlights the benefits and costs of the pay-to-play structure and how soccer functions differently in other countries. Finally, our site highlights how the development academies and the “pipeline” affect the MLS and other professional leagues in America.



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