Wrong. Americans don't care about a bunch of Brittish soccer hooligans showing up to watch Major League Soccer in Brittan. Do you disagree with this? ^ How much MLS do you see on network television? Nill. How much is on cable? Very little... Sure if USA was in the world cup final people would be talking. It would get loads of attention but the thing is nobody is going to give a crap about the cup until the the USA is in the quarter final or sniffing the semis. If the USA was eliminated early hardly anyone would be dissapointed because people don't care. Think of it like this... NFL post season vs. World Cup, hell, NFL regular season vs. World Cup... tell me that the World Cup compares with NFL in relative popularity. It's not even close. In contrast if England was eliminated early the UK suicide rate would triple overnite.