Written by Will Parchman

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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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Written by Will Parchman

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The TopDrawerSoccer Show is back, and this time the guys are talking up Americans abroad. Specifically the young ones, and what it takes to succeed.

On this week’s show, the discussion pings from a trio of highly regarded Americans at a top club in Germany to the three critical aspects of a prospect’s success abroad. How do they settle? What sort of position can they carve out at the club? And what are the essential differences between a Landon Donovan stint abroad and a Christian Pulisic one?

And, of course, we hit on our prospect of the week with a trip to the girls side of the development aisle before reaching into our mailbag. And as for that mailbag, you can hit it here and we might get to it on the show next week.

As always, thanks for listening.

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Written by The 91st

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It’s time we got The TopDrawerSoccer Show off the ground.

Today marks the official grand opening of The TDS Show for business. We’ve got the placard out on the street, an obnoxious hawker yelling at people to come in and listen, and beaucoup development topics to mull over. Yes folks, it’s finally here.

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