Direct personal action sometimes open windows. My kids had a coach who for years paid his best forward out of his coaching fee, and the manager covered all his travel costs. Later on a different team, one of the soccer dads, who was a semi-retired marketing consultant, brought in 2 kids from his son's high school out in the sticks. We knew about one player before he moved out there, but the other was a true diamond in the rough. Both became starters. The dad worked out a fee-split deal with the club, where they essentially split one scholarship and he picked up the rest.Opportunities for everyone is what the us is suppose to be about. When you cost out a larger segment of the population the opportunity is lost for them.
Considering that ayso and local Latin leagues have many more players than clubs do in socal I guess the choices and opportunities have been made.