MLS has become a place for young Soccer players to showcase their talents. Recent, good examples are Jack Harrison, and Erik Palmer-Brown.
Major League Soccer has been in the spotlight after those two players have enjoyed success in different ways.
Jack Harrison earned his first ever call up to represent England, as he joined up with Aidy Boothroyd’s u21 squad for their games against Scotland and Andorra respectively.
And Erik Palmer-Brown earned a move to Manchester City after impressing in Major League Soccer with Sporting Kansas City – He will join the Manchester club in January.
MLS has proven that as a league, it can help develop young Soccer players – So the question I’m asking is:
Why don’t more young players from Europe take the brave step across the Atlantic, and join a fast-growing platform?
I think this is something that we will see more of soon enough.
Look at Anton Walkes. A youngster from Tottenham Hotspur who has thrived this year with Atlanta United, under a quality coach in ‘Tata’ Martino.
Atlanta play an entertaining, attacking style of football which is very similar to what Mauricio Pochettino has implemented with Spurs in England, so it’s the perfect move for Walkes.
In the UK, a lot of young talents are wasted. They need to be brave and take the step abroad.
Look at Chelsea. A football club which is a conveyor belt of wasted talent. A scheme which only exists to make a profit for the club.
As a young British/European footballer, why would you want to be at a club where you will never get a shot at the first team?
Jack Harrison is the perfect example of what young British/European footballers need to do. If you are at a big club like Manchester United, and you know you won’t get in the first team, what is the point in wasting time?
Get out of there, move abroad and become a star at a club that will ‘truly’ develop you.