The FIFA.com writers talked extensively with Wilmer Cabrera about his role and responsibility in Bradenton, and also spoke with a handful of players about their unique opportunity at IMG Academies.
From the article:
As USA's recent record shows, the Academy has been a huge success. Since China 1985 the Stars and Stripes have been an ever-present at the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals, qualifying for the competition 13 times in a row.
"Leading players like Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley have all come through the Residency Program and now form an integral part of the national team," he says proudly. "We're delighted this work is paying off and I hope the players who are here at Nigeria 2009 can kick on and join them in the team in four or five years time."