You really can't compare Cagle to Lester - very different. I suspect one was an insider, one was an outsider. DS has never pulled from their lower teams. Many wish they would. Take a look at the makeup of their original DA teams. Most of those players were not DS originals, very few. Continues to this day. But to your point, logic says that not having "talented" 2nd teams makes it difficult for top teams to play effectively when injuries and other things come into play. I suppose we will see over time. This past Friday night's matchup between the RSL and DS 05s was a good case study. DS's small bench VS RSLs not small bench. DS's 05s are not very deep but have added 3 players. At the end of the night, skill and fitness was the deciding factor. The players coming off of the small bench made an immediate impact on the field when asked to. Thankfully no serious injuries - it was quite the chippy game. We will continue to pontificate on the demise and rise of clubs. Girls will continue to play and hopefully clubs do right by them.