European preseason is always a time of inflated hopes and dreams. Players getting chances, and fresh starts, and new contracts. We run down of a lot of the action, and then Greg breaks out some half-assed high school math as we try to sort out whether the player pool is taking a step forward. (It is.)
- 0:30 We summarize a lot of the preseason news for the under-23 player pool, including Pulisic, Hyndman, Richards, Carleton, Gall, Parks, etc.
- 35:30 Is this time different? Buckle in for a rambling discussion of old U-20 player pools, new U-20 player pools, 2012 changes in the development academy and a hypothetical USMNT 2018 World Cup roster.
- 1:09:45 Short Corners: Davies to Bayern and Acosta to Colorado