Re: 13 Year Old Yank gets West Ham Trial Right. I haven't seen him lately (he was clearly a cut above then) but from what I've heard from other coaches, the kid is clearly the best in his age group in Cal-North. So I think its fair to say the kid is one of the best soccer players in the US at 13, yet according to you there are hundreds just like him. But when their U20's (which they won the tournament thanks to Messi being on the field and not on the bench) played our U20's they lose. So I guess what Argentina needs to do is start sending all those hundreds of superstars to recreation like High School environments for a 1/4 of each year like we do in the US instead often having them reduce their amount of time in school and wasting it by practicing every day in professional facilities under the eyes of a professional coaching and training staff. Maybe then, the US won't be able to gain ground so quickly during the HS years as you suggest must be happening.