What does having an Open Pyramid do for player development in the US?
In most academies throughout the world, not producing several professionals annually would be seen as a failure. Is that the case in the United States? Within our closed system, there is no dire need for academy graduates to succeed, plain and simple. In Southampton’s world, if the academy did not succeed, there was no hope at all for survival. In the United States, there are checks in place to ensure that mediocrity or even failure is met with reward. Is there any incentive with the current system to have a top class academy?