] Because we want to pretend there is nothing wrong with American soccer. I was hoping that we'd qualify so we would keep using our inferior model and rugby could swoop in and start grabbing population centers that soccer ignores. Arenas has said that nothing needs to change structurally even after losing to T&T. College route doesn't work in any sport, the NFL doesn't get players that are prepared and the quality would be better if teams were in charge of player development all the way down to youth. All our sports want drafts and salary caps, while they help owners pocket money they make the product inferior. Unfortunately soccer wants to copy their system. As long as we have drafts clubs won't have a reason to invest in player development and our product will continue to be crap.