My little brother who is a great proponent of college soccer told me today that he thinks MLS should get rid of the academies and rely solely on college soccer for its player development. He mentioned that the best age for a player to go pro is 23. He said that the Graham Zusi was 23 in his rookie year and so was Beitashour, Dike, Austin Berry , Geoff Cameron and Luis Silva. He said that these players are all much better than anything the academies or GA have put out and they are the futute of the USMNT. He also said that Zusi is the greatest midfielder ever produced in the US and that he is much better at 26 than Landon Donovan ever was I don't agree with his ideas but he does have a point as I really do not see academy players excelling in MLS. Also Olive Occean who turned pro around 23 after college soccer, is tearing it up in the Bundesliga so he may have a point. If Occean becomes a top scorer in the Bundesliga, then it shows that my little brother may be right as the academies could never produce such talent. Altidore is ok but he plays in a lesser league than Occean. What do you guys think. Scrap the academies or not?