Well, just today: "Hope Solo calls US soccer a 'rich white-kid sport" http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/06/28/hope-solo-calls-us-soccer-rich-white-kid-sport.html One reason why the U.S. men’s national soccer team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is that soccer in America is a “rich white-kid sport,” former U.S. women's team goalie Hope Solo said Wednesday. Solo, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was speaking at the Hashtag Sports conference in New York City. She said the sport in the U.S. is too expensive for Latino, African-American and rural kids to play -- adding that if she was a kid today her family wouldn’t be able to afford to help her advance in the game. “We have alienated the Hispanic communities. We have alienated our black communities. We have alienated the underrepresented communities, even rural communities," Solo said, according to Sporting News. "So soccer in America right now is a rich white-kid sport.” Although we have been very fortunate to be on mostly sponsored teams we always make sure the kids and I give back helping the organizations with volunteering, out reach activities, giving back, donating to the "friends of" associated charity arms. With that about 75% of my sons teammates over the years didn't have the means to pay club soccer fees, travel costs which can be $500-600+ for a weekend trip to play Seattle & Vancouver, etc. and without sponsorship they would have not be able to play or be his teammates.