Rapids Podcast: Klinsmann talks on the growth of youth academies in MLS

Host Richard Fleming talks youth development with Klinsmann and fitness with Caffrey

Podcast #12 - Klinsmann

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Garrett Ellwood / Colorado Rapids

 

Colorado Rapids skipper Drew Moor is not the biggest name on this week’s Rapids Podcast, as host Richard Fleming speaks with U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

On the eve of the start of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, listen as Klinsmann talks at length about the growth of youth academies in MLS, and the importance of nurturing local talent such as the Rapids' Shane O’Neill and Dillon Serna.

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“The future of soccer everywhere in the world is the development of local talent because it shows the young kids that they can make it, so this (Shane O’Neill) is a wonderful example,” the U.S. boss told the Rapids Podcast.

This week’s edition also hears from Moor following the Rapids' 2-1 loss at Chicago, and talks training technology with assistant and fitness coach Paul Caffrey. Click the button above to download on iTunes or listen below.