College game helps cultivate late bloomers

September 27, 2005
By Andrew Winner
With the college soccer season in full swing and MLS nearing playoff time, it's time to ask the question: does college soccer adequately prepare domestic players for professional competition?

Based on college soccer's retention of top domestic talent, the answer is yes. A number of young American stars with professional opportunities have chosen college soccer to develop their game.

Charlie Davies, a sophomore at Boston College, had the option to play in Europe out of high ...

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