When you look at DC United's signings, Najar was signed because he was getting offers from Mexican professional clubs. Hamid was a big strong kid that immediately became DC United's backup and was splitting starting time by his second year. Ethan White, forced DC United's hand by basically telling them, "You can have me for free right now, or I will get drafted by someone else and be gone." DC bit. The only case for them that was different was Conor Shanosky. He is a big, strong kid, but he was far from pro ready and I can't believe that he was getting strong pro offers. Since signing Conor, DC United have stepped up their player development efforts considerably, but have not signed another homegrown player. In the end, I think that clubs are seeing how huge of a jump it is to go from 18 year old academy star to productive MLS professional. There are several stages that a player needs to go through and we are seeing clubs try to help players work through those stages now. It will be interesting to see how this continues to develop. Regardless, my guess is that there are places for guys like Leyva and Luna to play professionally. And now FC Dallas has a bit more perspective on which young players to sign and which players not to and when to do it. The answer to the question of how to develop these players once they have signed continues to evolve as we post.