The Talentprojekt

America’s Bridge to Europe for the Elite Few


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About the Talentprojekt


The Talentprojekt model was conceived in 2010 with the intention of bringing young American soccer talents with high potential to Germany to develop within its unequivocally world-class youth development system. The program set out to prove that American athletes with a high soccer IQ and a high level skill set, an adaptable character and willingness to work hard and learn, could close the gap on their European counterparts when given the same advantages. 

The first groups who traveled abroad were made up of no more than five players during a ten day period....