Project 2010

Project 2010 was a blueprint that United States Soccer Federation executives created in 1998 to ensure that the U.S. men's national soccer team could become a plausible contender to win the FIFA World Cup by the 2010 iteration. The Q-Report, the jumping-off point for Project 2010, was written by Carlos Queiroz.[1]


The $50 million development plan was started just before the start of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. While referred to less often in recent years, Project 2010 did propagate two programs still in use today by U.S. Soccer to help produce professional standard talent: Generation Adidas (previously called Project-40 when sponsored by Nike) and U.S. Soccer's U-17 residency camp in Bradenton, Florida. However, the residency camp will close in 2017 due to the proliferation of U.S. Development Academy programs.[2]


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