College game not the ideal training ground

May 8, 2008
CanalesBy Andrea Canales
(Archive)
In every Major League Soccer season, a few rookie players are impressive in making the leap up from the college ranks. Their success allows the schools they came from -- and perhaps the university system itself -- to still feel like a useful cog in the development machine of American soccer.

There's another view, however -- one that is far less complimentary of NCAA soccer. The thinking in this scenario is that players are actually handicapped by the college game because they become accustomed ...

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