Despite more than 175 homegrown signings since 2008, only three teams in MLS have seen their homegrown signings combine for more than 20,000 career minutes at their club: D.C. United, the New England Revolution and FC Dallas.
The Black-and-Red lead the league in all-time minutes played by Homegrown Players, are third in MLS in current Homegrown career minutes and fifth in current season minutes. Paul Tenorio at FourFourTwo looked at the growth and development of Major League Soccer Academies and how each team looks at their academies differently. "The homegrown program is about development, but it’s also about talent identification," Dave Kasper, United general manager and VP of soccer operations, said.
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