Tottenham's academy, which is now acknowledged as one of the best in England and produced more recent first team players than ManU is double the size of the 'Caps in terms of number of players and had I believe over 40 full time staff devoted to the youth players. Add to that the state of the art training facility that they built for 50 million pounds and you can see how far the 'Caps have to go to be world class. I don't expect that the 'Caps can compete with EPL teams in terms of financing youth development but $1 million/annum is really small change in the global scheme. If they are truly serious about about developing from within, they need to step up their game. If Canada is relying on the pro academies to develop players we are still miles behind.