Audi and Bleacher Report released the fifth and final episode of "THE ACADEMY" on Thursday, shining a spotlight on the Sporting Kansas City Academy and its youth talent development system.


"THE ACADEMY" provides an all-access look at the commitments and sacrifices that young athletes make within the Sporting KC Academy. The five-part series gives fans a first-hand account of how Sporting Kansas City and Audi are working to ensure the next generation of athletes is ready to compete at an elite level.


Episode 5 highlights the development of Academy standouts such as Ozzie Cisneros and Nati Clarke and features an appearance from Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes, who discusses why the Academy is the lifeblood of the club.


To watch all five episodes in the series, click here.


For more information on "THE ACADEMY," visit BleacherReport.com and MLSsoccer.com. Join the conversation and excitement surrounding each episode by following @MLS, @SportingKC and @BleacherReport on social media.