Why does New York City struggle in soccer?

Today, the Wall Street Journal published a piece of mine on what a New York City-based MLS team could mean for New York City’s soccer-playing populace. As of now, the city has produced precious few professional players, and none that have made an international impact in the last ten years.

Please read the story and add your thoughts here.

While that story takes a more broad view, I also produced a video that documents what it’s like to be a youth soccer player in the city on a very personal level. It follows Ousmane Barry, 14, a player for Manhattan Soccer Club. Ousmane’s story isn’t entirely unique – there are a ton of other players in the city just like him. Give it a view below.

 

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