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Frank but fair conversations and occasional silliness about youth soccer. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ranting-soccer-dad/support

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RSD32: Christian Lavers on ECNL/DA, U.S. Club/U.S. Youth competition

Maybe they're not turf wars. Maybe it's just healthy competition.


Christian Lavers is fully immersed in the complicated landscape of U.S. youth soccer. He's a technical director with FC Wisconsin and an executive with the ECNL and U.S. Club Soccer. And miraculously, he still sounds optimistic. Even "nice." If you're looking for mud-slinging, you're not going to find it here. Instead, you're going to hear a candid but polite take on why we have multiple national championships and other stuff that those of us who cover youth soccer complain about. 


He's aware of the travel requirements these days -- "not every game should require a hotel stay or flight," he says. But he sees different organizations filling different legitimate needs.  


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