Ousmane Barry, 14, has undeniable skills with the ball at his feet. But what lengths must he go to to play the game at a high level in an unforgiving city? An up-close-and-personal look at the challenges developing players of the world's game in the USA's most worldly city.

This is a aompanion piece to my Wall Street Journal story on lack of New York City-bred soccer players. Print story can be found here: online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444554704577643720091851422.html

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