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The TopDrawerSoccer Show: Fixing the pay-to-play dilemma

Written by Will Parchman


This week’s TopDrawerSoccer Show is a doozy. Just how do we go about addressing and perhaps even fixing the pay-to-play dilemma in the U.S.?

It’s a vexing question, one the guys attempt to address in full on this week’s program. The big news this week involves DeAndre Yedlin, whose training compensation case following his sale to Tottenham in 2014 is about to go before FIFA. Does Crossfire deserve a cut of the cash from the sale, as he would in any other country, or does U.S. law supersede those rules?

We use that as inroads to delve deeper into the question of how to properly address pay-to-play in this country. Is it the evil it’s often portrayed to be? Is there a fix on the horizon? And can this Yedlin case go some distance in providing some answers?

The guys peer into all those things on this week’s show. That and more, including a rare dual prospect of the week and, as always, time spent delving into your questions in our weekly mailbag segment. You can submit your own questions here for consideration each week. And, as always, thanks for listening.

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