Originally Posted by Unregistered
Part of the GDA hoopla was it's claim that it was going to somehow control costs. They of course did absolutely nothing to control costs. Combine that with the major conflict with High School ball and the travel requirements and you have a recipe for failure. The only way they are going to knock down ECNL is to somehow block aspiring ECNL players from the National Teams and that isn't going to happen.
USSF is douchey enough to only invite players from GDA clubs to send a clear message. But that only hurts those potential NT players; most players who want to stay in ECNL want to stay because they know they WON'T be invited. No, the only thing that would hurt ECNL is if college coaches stop coming to events/recruiting. And since the two leagues will now split the talent that isn't likely to happen either. Coaches will now have to shop two leagues for the next few years until things get sorted out. I bet USSF just re-packages GDA into something new in a few years without ever admitting it was a bad idea