Watch: Academy club leaders react to formation of new MLS elite youth development platform

It's a plan that promises to change the face of soccer development in North America.

The 95 clubs that have partnered to launch MLS's new elite youth development platform are aligned on a single mission: changing the culture around the game to develop world-class homegrown players on a more defined pathway that ensures they fulfill their potential.

The leaders of the elite academy clubs explained the impact that this new era in youth soccer development is expected to have on their clubs and soccer in the region. Watch the video above.