The White Caps refuses to let any teams outside BCSPL participate in their showcase tournaments, to the detriment of soccer in this province. My son's Metro team has now proven repeatedly that they stack up well against just about any BCSPL team. Within the last two months this team has played 3 exhibitions against 2 SPL teams. Tied twice against a top-three team, and decisively beat a bottom rung team. And they did this with from two to four underage players filling in their roster due to injury/absence. I can say without any hesitation that there are players on this Metro team who are better than some of the boys who make the provincial team at this age group each year. However, none of these boys are considered for the BC provincial team - regardless of what BC Soccer may claim. This elitist, "protect one's own turf” attitude hurts soccer in this province. Let's scrap BCSPL and return to a relegation system that promotes the best teams and which will give good players the exposure they are due.